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LiveGiving help and support


Step by step tutorial: How to install a new Video Site


  1. login as Administrator into your Video Site

Insert the email and password you received from LiveGiving

Click on the login link to open the connection window   







     Click on the Admin menu, at the top of the homepage on the right.





  1. Insert site parameters and info :



Click on the “Site Parameters” menu and insert all the information related to your website, your logo, Local time, customize the homepage player, etc......




  1. Create new categories and upload pictures

Click on the “Categories” menu on the left of the page.



direct link: http://yoursite.mymuseum.tv/modify_category.php?operation=insert


Click on “Add new category” button to create a new category




After inserting a name, click on the “Select image” button to upload an image related to the category. A new window will be opened to upload an image to the LiveGiving server.

click here for details about the upload process


Tip: The name of category is not translated in different languages. You can insert a category name in 2 different languages. 

Example:  Car- Voiture   ( English- French)


  1. Upload pictures

Please upload images without copyright infringements. See the LiveGiving Wiki help how to get pictures with common license.  http://liveg.pbworks.com/Thumbnails+and+pictures+search-+for+free+use

If you can’t access this page in the  LiveGiving Wiki, please send us a mail and we will register you.


For advanced user only: See user guide for CKfinder for more info: http://docs.cksource.com/CKFinder/Users_Guide


Tip: To increase the speed for loading pages of your Video Site, please upload pictures smaller than 100 Kb.


1- Send images from your computer

Click the “select image” button that is opening the window below.


Click on the “Upload” button to add new picture from your computer:

Do not upload pictures with space or special characters in the name of the file.

Only these formats are accepted: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.          (Image.jpeg, image2.gif )

These formats are not supported: png,         (image3.png)








Click "open" and then the "upload" button.






Double click on the picture just uploaded to select it.



It’s recommended to rename the file to a single word without any special characters. Special characters accepted in the filename: “_” and “ –“   .

If everything is OK the picture will be displayed on the page. If you don’t see the picture, retry the process or your picture is corrupted.

After the upload process, it’s recommended to rename the file to a single word, with no special characters.



2- Upload a picture from the Internet: Avoid using this process; you can meet some issues to work of this way

Copy the entire address of the picture.

for example: http://www.arcspace.com/exhibitions/linz/1museums.jpg

To add a picture from the Internet, insert the full path of the picture in the box; at the place of the file address:



Click open and then the upload button.





Rename the file and remove the “[1]” added at the end of the file uploaded.

Special characters accepted in the filename: “_” and “ –“   .

Tip: It’s recommended to rename the file to a single word without any special characters.

 Double click on the picture just uploaded to select it.

If everything is OK the picture will be displayed on the page. If you don’t see the picture, retry the process or your picture is corrupted.



  1. Add a video from Youtube or a third party



Click on the top bar on the “Add a Video” button.

If you do not see this button, you have to login again as an administrator of the site.








6-1 Add a video from Youtube


Insert in the full path of the Youtube video.

For example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMH0bHeiRNg



The LiveGiving platform will import all the details of the video (title, description, tags, meta-name, thumbnail, length ..) from Youtube without making any modification.

tip: don't add the extensions after the name of the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBq8clz1nvQ&feature=related


6-2 Add a file from the Internet

Select: Internet path of the FLV file





Copy full path of the video and paste in the box:


Copy the entire path of the Flash Video file, from “http://” to the “.flv”  extension.

Example: http://blip.tv/file/get/PigskinGourmet-ThanksgivingTurkeyOnTheGrill430.flv


Then click on the “send” button. You’ll be redirected to the “Add a new video” page.

Continue and insert data related to the video.

Don’t forget to fill required fields marked with a star *.


See this page for a tutorial for adding a video from blip.tv site:



6-3 Add the code of a player from any site


Select the option: “Embed code of video player”

Text box will be opened, insert here the embed code you have copied.




For advanced users: You can modify the code you have copied.

The parameters below can be changed: size of the player, logos, images, links and more..


6-4 Upload a file to your own server hosted by LiveGiving

This option is available for Premium user only.




  1. customize colors and design:



    1. basic options:

Choose the pre-selected combinations





    1. advanced options:


Change the colors until you find colors that fit your Video Site.




Click on “save” button to see results and open a new window of the Homepage.


Tips: Use this table for the code of colors: http://www.colorpicker.com/color-chart/

or this interactive tool:  http://www.colorpicker.com/

                  Here you'll be helped for selecting combination of related colors: http://www.simplygraphix.com/color_combinations5.html



  1. Homepage customization:

      choose the modules that will be displayed on the right side of the Homepage and below the video player.




Clicking on a block will open a window. Please choose what to display on your home-page.




Tip: Review the color customization after update the Homepage, some text may not appear correctly.



  1. Create a new project


    Add a new project and follow all the directions displayed on the page.




Important note: To display videos related to a project in the project page, you have to connect a video to the project, via the modify-video page.





  1. Add a new live event :

   (not available for free accounts)




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