Setting the Home Page - Kaltura MediaSpace

MediaSpace provides a home page module that allows you to curate and define specific content that you would like to feature in the landing page of your MediaSpace site. The home can contain a single large carousel and as many additional lists of featured content. This section describes how to configure your home page and set your MediaSpace site to display your home page as your landing page.

 

Configuring your Home Page

To configure your home page content

  1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Home tab.
  2. Under enabled, select Yes.
  3. If you would like to use a carousel control: Select Yes for carouselEnabled.
  4. In the carousel section, Select the type of playlist to load in the carousel.
    The options are:
    • Most Recent – All published media by creation date
    • Most Viewed – All published media by number of views
    • Most Liked – All published media by number of likes
    • Most Commented – All published media by number of comments
    • Custom Playlist – This option will allow you to enter any manual or rule based playlist created via the KMC. When selecting this option, you can enter the playlist ID in the additional playlistId field. Refer to the article  Creating and Configuring Playlists to learn how to create custom playlists.
  5. carouselBg – Defines the hex color code for letterboxing for cases that the thumbnail that is displayed doesn’t fill the entire carousel

  6. To add additional lists in the home page, in the lists section, click Add “lists”. Repeat these actions for each list to feature in the home page. For each list you can define the following:
    1. Select the type of playlist to load in the carousel. The options are:
      • Most Recent – All published media by creation date
      • Most Viewed – All published media by number of views
      • Most Liked – All published media by number of likes
      • Most Commented – All published media by number of comments
      • Custom Playlist – This option will allow you to enter any manual or rule based playlist playlist created via the KMC. When selecting this option, you can enter the playlist ID in the additional playlistId field. You can refer to the Kaltura Management Console (KMC) User Manual to learn how to create custom playlists
    2. name – The title that is displayed for the list in the home page.
  7. Click Save.

To configure your home page as your landing page

  1. Make sure the home page is configured and enabled as in the instructions in the Mediaspace Setup Guide.
  2. Go to the Navigation tab.
  3. Click Add “pre”
  4. Add a:
    1. type: Link
    2. name: Home (or any other textual description that will appear in the navigation panel for your home page.
    3. value: /home

  5. Click Save.

NOTE: The home page must be the first item (top one) in your “pre” navigation items to function as the landing page of the site.


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