How to Add Additional Multimedia Box in Thesis Theme

This video tutorial explains about the great feature of thesis theme 1.6. Do you  know which feature? Yes. its about multimedia box. Multimedia box is the awesome feature of thesis 1.6 here you can embed video, rotating images and even ads also. We know by default thesis offers only one multimedia box in the top of the sidebar. Just think if you have more mm boxes in your site. I will give you an idea to use more multimedia boxes in you site. Here I am giving the code, by the perfect use thesis hook functions you place your multimedia box any where you need.

In this tutorial I am going to place my second multimedia box at the bottom of my sidebars. For do this follow these steps.

Copy and paste the following code in cuctom_function.php or launch.php.

function bottom_video_box() {
 ?><div> <div id="bottom_video_box"> <object width="310" height="300"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="310" height="300"></embed></object> </div></div><?php
add_action('thesis_hook_after_sidebars', 'bottom_video_box');

You can place the code in two ways first way paste the code in cuctom_function.php.

  1. For this goto thesis options in left sidebar of the wordpress dash board.
  2. Select ‘custom file editor’ under thesis options.
  3. choose cuctom_function.php file and click on ‘edit the selected file’.
  4. Now paste the code then click on save button.

The second way paste the same code in lunch.php using ftp.

  1. Login your ftp software and find the launch.php file in server location.
  2. Launch.php file is available in this path publicl_html/ using ftp.
  3. Open this file by right clicking on the file.
  4. Paste the above given code. And save it.

use any one of the above mentioned ways to paste the code.

Once you pasted the above code. Copy and paste the following code in custom.css file

//paste in custom.css file

.sidebar_box {margin-bottom: 2em; text-align:center;}

For this goto thesis options in wordpress dash board.

Select custom file editor and choose cuctom.css

Click on edit file and paste the code then save it. The above code you can change alignment of your video and border. Now visit you site with two multimedia boxes.

If you want more boxes in different locations use thesis hooks to place your multimedia boxes. Share your experience in comment section. If you dont want multimedia box we can remove it by following this remove default multimedia box tutorial.

For more checkout our all Thesis theme tutorials..

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  • Chethan December 26, 2009, 10:39 AM

    Practically There is No Use Using Multimedia Box.

    • Pascal December 26, 2009, 10:50 AM

      Hi Chethan,
      In practical bloggers don’t use multimedia box. But
      there are some other additional uses of multimedia box. You can use it to show advertisements. I will reply again here once i prepared that post.

  • The Net Fool December 26, 2009, 11:11 PM

    Great job with all of these videos! I really like your work (this one was especially interesting to me), keep it up and thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  • SmashingShowcase March 18, 2011, 3:08 PM

    Great work i really appreciate all your work on this site thanks

  • Jan Warren April 18, 2011, 9:32 AM

    Yes, I know about feature box, but this works easily and nicely! Thanks!

  • April October 1, 2011, 1:50 AM

    Everytime I use one of your styling CSS codes, I get some kind of error code that I have to struggle with. Im very upset.