What is up guys? Today, we are going to discuss how to add a video in your Wix code database. So for those of you following Wix code, you probably know that video was not compatible inside the database as of, since Wix code was released. Well, that is now changed.
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Adding Video to Your Wix Code Database
Now, guys, let's talk about how to add video into your Wix code database. So I'm going to do this. I'm going to deactivate and start straight from scratch. So first things first, we're going to undo what I just did, which is we're going to turn on the developer tools for Wix codes you simply come up here to code and click turn on developer tools. So once on we go ahead and we see a couple different options. We see our properties panel, we see our page code manager, and then we see our site structure. So what we're going to do is we're actually going to go ahead and create a new database.
Now I'm not going to show you any really designed factors in this video. I'm strictly going to show you how to add a video into the database. The current uses of it, who can add it and how it can be used. So we're going to go ahead and add a new collection, click start creating. We'll just name it, video content, and then we'll go we're going to go custom use just so I could show you at the end of the video, how this works and we're just going to shoes, anyone, anyone, and then we'll go admin admin for these and then set and create collection. So I'm simply going to set up one field in this database and that field is ‘video’.
Now here's where the magic comes into play. This option wasn't yet available since Wix code was released. But if we come down here to field type, we can now select ‘video’. You got it, video bingo, bingo bango. And we press add in just like that. Just as if someone was uploading an image, you can now upload video. Now let me explain some of the restrictions. This is literally a completely brand new feature.
So Wix hasn't unveiled everything as far as video capability in the database yet. So as of right now, the only person that can upload video into the database is an admin. So I know all of you out there wanting to create a YouTube type website, not possible quite yet, users cannot yet upload their own video and have it shared and all that good stuff quite yet. It is right in this current roadmap. This was the first step of that process.
So what that means is if you're the admin of the website to make your life easier and adding video, you can come into your database. Maybe you have dynamic pages that you want to display video on and you come in here and then once you're in the database, what you're going to do is you're going to click add video.
You'll add the video you want. Oh, here's my brother's music video. I'll click that. I'll add that in there. Right? So that's step one. Step one is you create the database. Step two is you add the video field. Step three is you realize that at the moment only the admin can upload a video into that database. Step four is actually utilizing that video. So as of right now, how can this be used from the database?
Well, there's one way at the moment right now, I know this isn't going to be everybody's favorite, but it's still a nice little use. This is like I said, brand new unveiled. So the only way to currently use that video that you put into the database is to go back here and whoops, we're going to get out of there.
We'll go to home and we're going to add a dynamic page show to add a dynamic page. There's a lot of different ways you can do it, but I'm going to do it straight from our site structure tree. Over here, you go over to the video content database, click this little gear icon, add dynamic page.
Once you do that, start creating, it's going to be an item page. We're going to call it an item page. Once that done, once that is done, it has you add a field here for your word dynamic URL. We're just going to keep it title and create page. Now there's one thing I am going to go change to make it easier to show you at the end of the video.
Now, obviously when you guys build this out and you utilize this your dynamic pages likely going to have more content than what I'm about to show you. And you'll likely have a custom field URL rather than what I'm about to do, but we're going to go back to this database. And just for the purpose of the end of the video, I'm going to add a field called ‘name’, and then I'm just simply going to add my name in there now. Okay. So now we have the name field. I'll show you how that applies at the end.
So we go back to our dynamic page here. We have our dataset in here. We want to make sure it's connected to video collection, which are video content, which if you do it straight off the database here, it is always preset to the database. You create the dynamic page from, and we have it here.
We want it to be ‘read only’ in this case, because what I'm about to show you is video. Nobody's uploading anything on this dynamic page. It's strictly for viewing. And then the number of items really does not matter in the case of this video. But if you use multiple of these videos, it will matter at some point up to 20, at least because that's the preset.
So now that we have that, we can now show you the only use as of right now for these videos. So what we can do is we're going to come in here and we go down to strip and then we're going to come down to classic strips, come into here. Now I'm going to show you just what the classic stripped.
So the only use right now of the video is actually to either make a video background, but by using it in a strip. So you can now add video to your strip in here. But the nice part about this is that you can upload any video you want so straight from your computer too. So you can upload a video from your computer, into your database, and then use it as a video background.
Now, again, they are planning to unveil a whole lot more with video and capabilities, but what we would do now is we click this little connect to data button, and then we're going to connect it to video. That's the field in the database so we are connecting it to that field. And then we have it set. Now, all I have to do is one. I have to publish the website and we're just going to name it, ‘video testing’. So one after publish it, I'm going to go ahead and do that. And we'll click view site.
And then two, what needs to happen is since it's freshly published, I have to go in here to the database. Since I did this in the back end, before it was published and I have to click sync. So this way it will sync all of the items currently in the database to the live database, because this backend one is this sandbox database. It won't be useful if it's not in the live database, you'll just get a blank strip like you would normally have in the editor.
So now that they're connected to live, what we can do, and this is why I used the name field is we're going to come in here and we're going to type in our exact dynamic page URL. So mine was video content, which is the name of the database slash and then my first name, Michael. Okay. Can’t find the picture looking for, oh yeah.
I know why you want to know why let's fix this mistake together because silly me. I created the dynamic page, but never went back to fix the URL. So what we're going to do is we're going to come back here and we're going to change this. We don't want that to be title anymore. We want that to be name.
Now, if we go ahead and click publish and we'll go to view site and we'll try this one more time. And Michael types in video content slash Michael, it will bring us to the dynamic page with a video playing right here, just like that. So it's useful in the fact that you can create a video type background, key factor here.
As of right now, I've been playing with this and Wix, if you're watching this video, cause I know a lot of you product managers out there watches, I have not been able to notice any audio come through. So as of right now, the way I see this, as you can put it as a video background, but it's strictly a background in your strip. There's no audio to them quite yet. So keep that in mind.
I know this is still very limited as far as video in the database guys, but you can see it works. It's functional. You can add it as a video background. It's a nice little touch and something that we didn't have access to before.
I promise you that I've spoken to Johann which is the head of Wix code. And he has got a lot in store for video coming to the databases. So we're going to be able to do a lot more with video, create a lot more unique websites that utilize video. And there's a lot of exciting information and videos coming regarding video.
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