Live example of a Video in a highlight box

Note: In order to add a video to a t4 page it must first be uploaded to one of these three platforms; YouTubeVimeo or Pantopto.

Videos in highlight boxes are suitable for giving short previews of an event or overviews of your department, but for longer videos consider embedding the video in general content.  

Make sure you have added a highlight box widget before continuing.

Add a video to your HighlightBox page

The highlight box widget you created is programmed to find the hidden sub-page called 'HighlightBox' and pull any items from it. To add a video to your highlight box, follow these steps:

i. Find the hidden 'HighlightBox' page in your site structure;

ii. Hover over the yellow drop down button and click 'Add content';

iii. A list of content will appear. Select the item called 'video – highlight box';

iv. A form appears. Complete it as follows:

Field title What should I do? Is it compulsory?
Name* Name your content type (this does not appear on your live page) for example, gyro wheel video Yes
Video URL* Paste the video URL here - we support YouTube, Vimeo and Panopto Yes
Image Upload an image and add Alt text, this image will display at the start of the video No
Caption* Enter a caption for the video , max 150 characters Yes

v. Click 'Add and approve'.