How to Create and Manage Video Categories in VideoNab
In this section of the guide to the VideoNab plugin, we will take a look at how to add, modify and delete Video Categories.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) From the left-hand sidebar of the Dashboard navigate to VideoNab -> Video Categories.
|When the VideoNab plugin was installed, VideoNab created a number of default categories (shown below). These categories may or may not be suitable.
Below is information on how to manage these categories.
Add a Video Category
To Add a Video Category, perform the following steps:
For this example, we will add the Video Category, Miscellaneous.
Step 3) Complete the fields as outlined below.
|A.||Name||Enter the name of the new category. The name you enter in this text box is how the Category will display on your site. For this example, Miscellaneous was entered.|
|B.||Slug||Enter a slug for the new category. The slug is the URL-friendly version of the name. It is usually all lowercase and contains only letters, numbers, and hyphens. For this example, miscellaneous was entered.|
|C.||Parent||If you want the new category to reside below an existing parent category, click the dropdown list to select an existing category. For this example, no parent was selected.|
|D.||Description||Enter a description for the new category in the text box.
For this example, a description was entered.
If the fields were completed as outlined above, the page should now display as follows:
Step 4) Click the Add New Category button to complete this process and be returned to the Categories page.
The new category Miscellaneous is now visible in the category list.
Modify an Existing Video Category
To modify an existing Video Category, perform the following steps:
For this example, we will modify the existing category, Film.
Step 5) Mouse over the Film category to display a sub-menu. Click the Edit hyperlink.
Step 6) From the Edit Category page, modify the Name, Slug, Parent and Description (if applicable).
For this example, the following was modified:
- The text in the Name text box was replaced with Moves & Film.
- The text in the Slug text box was replaced with movies-and-film.
- The parent category Entertainment was selected.
- The description was left blank.
Step 7) Click the Update button to complete this process and be returned to the Categories page.
The changes you made are now visible in the category list.
From the VideoNab Categories page you can delete a single category or multiple categories.
To delete a single Category, perform the following steps:
Step 8) Mouse over the appropriate Category Name to display a sub-menu.
Step 9) Click the Delete hyperlink. When prompted to confirm deletion, click the OK button to be returned to the Categories page.
To delete multiple Categories perform the following steps:
Step 10) Place a check mark to the left of each Category to be deleted.
Step 11) From the Bulk Actions dropdown list, select the Delete option.
Step 12) Click the Apply button to complete this process and be returned to the Categories page.
|When you opt to delete multiple categories, you are not prompted to confirm the deletion.
Please use caution with this option.
The next guide for the VideoNab plugin will focus on How to Change Video Titles, Categories, and More in VideoNab.