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Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

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    Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 10 months ago
    • A requirement I often see mentioned in the forum is the desire to have a background video playing on website pages. So, I've created this atom which I've called "bgvideo". This atom will work on any Gantry 5 template and any of the CMS's that Gantry 5 supports.

      1. To install it:

      Joomla:
      From the ZIP file copy bgvideo.yaml and bgvideo.html.twig to /templates/TEMPLATENAME/custom/particles (note you may need to create this folder).
      GRAV
      From the ZIP file copy bgvideo.yaml and bgvideo.html.twig to /user/data/gantry5/themes/TEMPLATENAME/particles (note you may need to create this folder).
      Wordpress
      From the ZIP file copy bgvideo.yaml and bgvideo.html.twig to /wp-content/themes/TEMPLATENAME/custom/particles (note you may need to create this folder).


      2. On you base outline > page settings - drag the bgvideo atom on to the atom section. Then click on the "settings" cog and add your local video files (mp4, ogv, webm) and SAVE.


      Note that the video play beneath all other page content so if your header, footer, or other sections have background colors or images on them this will obscure the video beneath. I have added a checkbox that you can check (just for testing purposes) that will remove all the background colors and images from your sections but you should actually do this on the "styles" tab of your outline so that you can be more selective about this.

      Enjoy!


      Regards, Mark.

      P.s. If you are looking for some free videos to use try these links...

      https://coverr.co/
      https://www.rawshorts.com/stockvideo
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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 10 months ago
    • That's awesome - many thanks!
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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 9 months ago
    • hello!
      this is a good idea, but this is quite difficult to manage as an atom.
      Is ther any way to manage it from a particle instead ? Will you add the possibilty to include youtube videos ?
      thx !
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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 9 months ago
    • tonnick = Sorry no, it's an atom because it applies a background to the page and there can only be one of those. IF you want a video That is not a background to the page then you should be using a "video" particle instead (available in some RT templates). No, sorry, I won't be adding the possibility to include youtube videos.

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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 9 months ago
    • ok thx I understand, but then, if my subsciption concerns a template which does not have such particle, how can I get/add it ? do I have to buy another subscription to another template, just for the particle required ?!
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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 9 months ago
    • AS we don't sell particles separately, yes you would have to buy a subscription to a template that did include it.

      If you want to know how to copy a Gantry 5 particle from one template to another please read my tutorial here in Gantry 5 Official Documentation here .


      Regards, Mark.
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  • Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 3 months ago
    • Hi All

      Always love a site which has a video in the background, so long as the video looks professional and its not completly slowing down the page loading.

      Have you any examples of this atom being used on some pages?

      Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 3 months ago
    • No we don't - but just give it a whirl - it'll only take you 5 mins to try it.

      Regards, Mark.
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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

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    Re: Background Video atom - Freebie by MrT

    Posted 1 year 1 month ago
    • Hi,

      I managed to get the video in the background all worked well except, now on mobile my menus are missing. The show up behind a computer but not on phones. Any advice on how to fix this?

      Thanks!

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