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getVimeo

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What is getVimeo?

A simple video retrieval snippet for MODX Revolution.

This snippet uses the Vimeo Simple API to search a specified channel and return requested videos and associated data.

History

getVimeo was first written by David Pede (davidpede) and released on June 12th, 2013.

Download

It can be downloaded from within the MODX Revolution manager via Package Management, or from the MODX Extras Repository, here: http://modx.com/extras/package/getvimeo

The source code and build script is also availiable on GitHub: https://github.com/tasianmedia/getVimeo

Bugs & Feature Requests

Bugs, issues and feature requests can be reported in the GitHub Repository, found here: https://github.com/tasianmedia/getVimeo/issues

Usage

The getVimeo snippet can be called using the tag:

[[getVimeo]]

Calls without the &channel, &id and &tpl properties specified will output nothing.

Available Properties

Selection Properties

Name Description Default Value Added in Version
channel The URL Name or Numeric ID of the target Vimeo Channel. (REQUIRED) 1.0.0-pl
id A comma-separated list of Numeric Video IDs to output from target Channel. Use all to output all Videos. (REQUIRED) 1.0.0-pl
sortby A placeholder name to sort by. (NOTE: Please see placeholder docs for more details) upload_date 1.0.0-pl
sortdir Order which to sort by. (OPTIONS: DESC or ASC) DESC 1.0.0-pl
limit Limits the number of Videos returned. Use 0 for unlimited results. 0 1.1.0-pl
offset An offset of Videos to skip. 0 1.1.0-pl

Templating Properties

Name Description Default Value Added in Version
tpl Name of a chunk serving as a template. (REQUIRED) 1.0.0-pl
tplAlt Name of a chunk serving as a template for every other Video. 1.0.0-pl
tplWrapper Name of a chunk serving as a wrapper template for the output. (NOTE: Does not work with &toPlaceholder. The placeholder where the items are inserted is [[+output]]) 1.0.0-pl
toPlaceholder If set, will assign the output to this placeholder instead of outputting it directly. (NOTE: Does not work with &tplWrapper) 1.0.0-pl
totalVar Define the key of a placeholder set by getVimeo indicating the total number of Videos that would be returned, NOT considering the LIMIT value. total 1.1.0-pl

Available Placeholders

The placeholders available to your getVimeo template Chunks are mostly dependent on the Vimeo Simple API.

Video Placeholders

Placeholder Description Added in Version
[[+title]] Video title
[[+url]] URL to the Video Page
[[+id]] Video ID
[[+description]] The description of the video
[[+thumbnail_small]] URL to a small version of the thumbnail
[[+thumbnail_medium]] URL to a medium version of the thumbnail
[[+thumbnail_large]] URL to a large version of the thumbnail
[[+user_name]] The user name of the video’s uploader
[[+user_url]] The URL to the user profile
[[+upload_date]] The date/time the video was uploaded on
[[+user_portrait_small]] Small user portrait (30px)
[[+user_portrait_medium]] Medium user portrait (100px)
[[+user_portrait_large]] Large user portrait (300px)
[[+stats_number_of_likes]] # of likes
[[+stats_number_of_views]] # of views
[[+stats_number_of_comments]] # of comments
[[+duration]] Duration of the video in seconds
[[+width]] Standard definition width of the video
[[+height]] Standard definition height of the video
[[+tags]] Comma separated list of tags

Please see: http://developer.vimeo.com/apis/simple#video-response for an up to date list of video response data provided by the API.

Other Placeholders

Placeholder Description Added in Version
[[+total]] Returns the total number of Videos in the output. 1.0.1-pl
[[+idx]] Returns each Videos numerical position within the output. Increases with each iteration, starting with 1. 1.1.0-pl

Examples

Output a list of ALL videos from the Vimeo 'Staff Picks' Channel, using the 'vimeoTpl' chunk:

[[!getVimeo? &channel=`staffpicks` &id=`all` &tpl=`vimeoTpl`]]

Output only the videos specified from the Vimeo 'Staff Picks' Channel, using the 'vimeoTpl' chunk:

[[!getVimeo? &channel=`staffpicks` &id=`68688561,69239313,68146128` &tpl=`vimeoTpl`]]

Output a list of ALL videos from the Vimeo 'Staff Picks' Channel, using the 'vimeoTpl' chunk and assign the output to a placeholder:

[[!getVimeo? &channel=`staffpicks` &id=`all` &tpl=`vimeoTpl` &toPlaceholder=`videos`]]
[[+videos:notempty=`[[+videos]]`]]

You CANNOT pass a placeholder name (&toPlaceholder) to a wrapper chunk (&tplWrapper).

Using getPage for Pagination

When combined with getPage, getVimeo allows you to do powerful and flexible pagination on your pages.

Output a list of ALL videos from the Vimeo 'Staff Picks' Channel, using the 'vimeoTpl' chunk:

[[!getPage?
    &element=`getVimeo`
    &channel=`staffpicks`
    &id=`all`
    &tpl=`vimeoTpl`
    &limit=`5`
]]

<div class="paging">
    <ul class="pageList">
        [[!+page.nav]]
    </ul>
</div>