Unfortunately, installing/activating SmartVideo through the W3 Total Cache plugin breaks SmartVideo's automatic YouTube and background video conversions features. This is due to a temporary limitation within their plugin.
We highly recommend installing SmartVideo by following the simple instructions below.
If you already have a SmartVideo account, scroll down to What happens after I install?
If you do NOT have a SmartVideo account yet, create one for free here. Once registered, you'll be given a unique key to access the Swarmify API. This Swarm CDN Key is required to configure your site for video delivery by Swarmify.
What happens after I install?
After enabling SmartVideo, our system will begin scanning your site for videos. If you have YouTube videos on your site, they will be automatically converted to SmartVideo.
A video can take up to 30 minutes to convert to SmartVideo depending on the length and resolution of the video file. You will know that a video has been fully converted by SmartVideo when, while hovering over the Video Acceleration icon on the player, the popup box says Video Acceleration: On
If you do not have YouTube videos on your site, our script will do nothing for your current videos; they will have to be manually placed in a SmartVideo tag.
No worries, it's not as difficult as it sounds 😉
- From your WordPress Dashboard, move your cursor over Plugins, then click Add New.
- In the search box in the top right corner of the page, type smartvideo (see GIF below).
- Click the Install Now button.
- Then click the Activate button.
The plugin is now installed! 🎉
The plugin can be found in the WordPress Settings menu. Follow the instructions with the plugin to enable SmartVideo.
If you do not have YouTube videos embedded on your site or want to add videos without using YouTube, just click the button below: