How to add an automatic import

Importing videos with Vimeotheque requires Vimeo OAuth access. If you have trouble finding your private showcases or folders, see Embed private Vimeo video. If you can’t authorize the plugin on Vimeo, see “Uh oh, something went wrong” authorization error.

Automatic bulk import allows you to import videos from Vimeo as WordPress posts by simply entering the feed details that you want to import and the import options (import titles, descriptions and such). It will automatically create posts in your WordPress blog that will display all content retrieved from Vimeo along with the video embed.

The rate at which the videos are imported can be controlled from plugin Settings page under tab Import options.

Vimeotheque PRO automatic import frequency

All WordPress posts will be created based on the settings from Vimeotheque Settings page under tab Content options.
Imports under Automatic import are imported one after the other; after the update delay expires only one playlist will be imported at a time.

Creating a new automatic import

To add a new playlist to automatic import engine, simply click the Add new button in page Automatic import from plugin menu.

Vimeotheque PRO add new automatic import button

You will be presented with a form where you can set:

  • Playlist name: an internal reference name for you. This is used only for display purposes in administration.
  • Feed type: choose the feed type that you want to import. You can choose between Vimeo album, channel, user uploads, group or category.
  • Playlist ID: id of the playlist you want to import based on the feed type you chose.
  • Add to import queue: if enabled, playlist will be added to automatic import queue and will be imported when its turn comes.

Vimeotheque PRO add new automatic import screen

Note: Besides the basic feed import options, you can also set how the feed entries should be imported. You can set them to be imported into a given category and also can specify what tags to have. Also, you can choose how to import the Vimeo video’s description, set a post status, import as a different user other than the currently logged one and whether to import titles or Vimeo video publish date.

Also, if your theme is compatible with the plugin, you can choose to import feed entries as posts compatible with your theme. If you choose this, all video embedding will be performed by your theme, the plugin will only create the posts and all the display will be taken care of by your theme.

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