How to Play Videos in Elgg 1.8

There has been no support for video playback in Elgg for a long time. Hopefully, after Elgg 1.8 came out someone developed a tool that would allow you to do that. In this article, I will give you a step by step guide on how to play videos in Elgg 1.8

1. First we are going to download the Plugin Veeplay here

2. Unzip the plugin and upload it to the mod folder of your Elgg site

3. Sign in as an Administrator and go to the Administration dashboard:

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How to Use the Dolphin 7 Video Module

In today’s article, I will show you how to allow your users to upload videos to your Dolphin 7 website. Before we begin, we need to install the video module. A step by step guide on installing the Dolphin 7 base modules can be found here.

Once we have the module installed, it can be configured from the admin menu by clicking “Modules” and then “Videos” in the administration section of your website.

Video admin section

Video admin section

From this screen, you can see all the uploaded files and either deactivate, delete or make the files featured. If you click “Settings” you can also configure any aspect of the module. Learn More

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Understanding the phpFox Admin Control Panel

This article focuses on the basic sections and features of the phpFox admin control panel (admincp).

The Dashboard is the first page you see when you login to your admincp.  This page will show you basic site statistics for the day, which admins are currently active, and the latest news and updates from phpFox itself.

A key feature of this page is the AdminCP Notes box.  This text box can be used to keep whatever notes are important to you, I have used it when setting up a site to keep track of what has been done and what still needs to be done.  I have also used it to keep track of banned members and why they have been banned, ip addresses of spammers, members that have been warned, and even members that I thought might be worthy of a promotion to moderator of the site. Learn More

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