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Video Tip: Set up a curated video gallery in 5 minutes with Pages

Pages is one our most flexible applications.

We use Pages on this site for our news blog, our release list and our bug tracker. We also use it internally to track customer suggestions, knowledge base articles and more.

The most common use for Pages is as a simple articles database. With its built in templates, you can create interesting and engaging pages in just a few minutes. This is how we have it configured for this news blog.

In this entry, we'll be looking at something a little out of the ordinary.

In just five minutes, you can create a simple curated YouTube video gallery on your website using Pages. All of this functionality is built in. You won't need to learn code, or install any plug-ins.

Check out the video below for a walk through which covers:

  • Creating a database and page
  • Using the 'Easy Mode' page editor to drag and drop the database into place
  • Setting up the database's custom fields for YouTube

You can take this further by tweaking the built in templates to create something unique for your site. You may wish to use a different listing page and show thumbnails of the videos to entice your visitors into the site.

This is ideal for sites which use YouTube heavily but wish to keep the discussion on your site. The built in comments and review sections display just under the video.

Pages opens up many different ways of curating and displaying content.

We'd love to see how you're using Pages, let us know in the comments!

 

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Nice done, it looks like you could do this even in 4 minutes :biggrin:. Please more examples of pages usage and include more ready to use templates like @opentype is offering.

On my site the pages app is a large part of my community, use it for reviews, as a link directory, for model sedcards, article magazine, quote database by @opentype . 

 

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As we have option to connect gallery album in blogs

I wish same can be done in page records

There is one plugin which never worked ... even author don't know why iits not working

I wish it can be a data field   linked album 

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Good stuff, Matt. When I started using Pages it took me a while to get to grips with it. A video like this will come in very handy for other new users, I'm sure.

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We'd love to see how you're using Pages, let us know in the comments!

My main site's still under development and has quite a bit of Pages powering it. I don't want to link to it whilst it's still not ready but here's an example: a pronunciation database for language learners, powered by Pages:

 

 

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50 minutes ago, Meddysong said:

Good stuff, Matt. When I started using Pages it took me a while to get to grips with it. A video like this will come in very handy for other new users, I'm sure.

My main site's still under development and has quite a bit of Pages powering it. I don't want to link to it whilst it's still not ready but here's an example: a pronunciation database for language learners, powered by Pages:

 

 

That's fantastic! 

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Nice tips, i might have a look at Page we dont use for the moment (except for embed plugins outside Invision on Wordpress)

To have a video gallery on our site we have chosen :

 

Really nice output, like Youtube :)

 

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The most common use for Pages is as a simple articles database. With its built in templates, you can create interesting and engaging pages in just a few minutes.

@Matt

You know I love IPS but as powerful as Pages is, your article templates are still so few, so limited and I'm sorry, but so outdated! Back in IP Content v2.whateveritwas, I was told you'd be releasing more article templates, but years later and there are still no new templates for rapid deployment. The problem is that almost all Pages websites seem to either look pretty much the same, or just awful. 

Thank God for the Supergrid templates by @opentype and his very fair pricing policy, they offer a quick and attractive second option to the default template.

Please release some more varied designs or perhaps consider partnering up with a good design company to get some more created.

Many thanks!

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On 6/27/2018 at 11:16 AM, Matt said:

a major Pages update coming fairly soon.

I have all appendages crossed that this will include built-in effective RSS Import to Pages Database Articles!

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We'd love to see how you're using Pages, let us know in the comments!

The video below shows how to use pages another way, to register on mountain summits in my area. There is about 7000 people living here, and we have 400 active members. In one year.

It's a lot of competition. I have not seen this functionality used in this app before and like to mention it here. 

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