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Vimeo is one of the most popular video sharing and streaming platforms on the Web today. It allows you to host, watch, like, comment, and share videos. It is an easy-to-use, powerful video hosting platform with a vast array of features. It acts as a comprehensive, one-stop solution for all your video needs. Vimeo is backed by a large, strong, and very supportive user community.

Vimeo Experience Extension

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Contentstack’s Experience Extensions offer a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as Vimeo, directly into your headless CMS. With the Vimeo Experience Extension, you can simplify processes, like fetching and adding videos to your site, without the inconvenience of leaving your content management system.

Using a Contentstack Custom Field, you can embed and display information of your Vimeo channel directly into the CMS environment by providing an access token. This field displays a series of videos that are part of the provided channel from which users can select and insert Vimeo videos into their CMS content. This integration saves the content manager’s time and eliminates potential errors that may arise due to manual data insertion.

Contentstack and Vimeo Integration Use Cases

Contentstack’s Vimeo Experience Extension opens up many possibilities. Here are some real-world use case examples:

Video Gallery

You can create video galleries that can contain hundreds of videos with the help of the Vimeo Experience Extension. This extension helps you to easily manage a large number of videos, and present end-users with a simple interface of video thumbnails. From this video gallery, a user can choose to view or download the videos of their choice.

Video Playlists

If your application includes a series of related videos (such as an online course), you can create video lists consisting of multiple videos and display them in your application. You simply add the Vimeo Experience Extension and compose playlists from a drop-down list.

Live Streaming

You can deliver high-quality live streaming broadcasts of your events to any device or browser with the help of the Vimeo Experience Extension. This extension provides an easy-to-use interface to help you broadcast a live event to any device without the need for programming.

Vimeo Experience Extension Setup

To use Custom Fields with Vimeo, perform the following steps:

  1. Create a Vimeo Custom Field

    Create and configure a Vimeo Custom Field. You can define exactly how the integration works, what Vimeo account it should integrate with, and what information you want to link to Contentstack. Typically, we recommend that a developer helps perform this step. See the documentation for step-by-step instructions.

  2. Add the Vimeo Custom Field

    Add a Custom Field to your "Content Type" and select Vimeo as the Extension.

  3. Use Vimeo Custom Field in Your Entries

    You should be able to see the Vimeo Custom Field on a content entry page. Try it by selecting a linked Vimeo video and publishing it to staging to ensure the setup works correctly.

    To learn more about how to set up the Vimeo extension, refer to our in-depth guide or contact our support team at support@contentstack.com to review the sample code.

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Questions? Ideas?

If you have any questions about the way the Vimeo Experience Extension works or have ideas about other third-party app extensions, send us an email at support@contentstack.com.