Overview: Creating, Editing and Publishing Portal Experiences

In this topic you will learn about the basic steps to create, edit and publish a Portal Experience.

Gallery allows you to create engaging video experiences without the need for any technical resources. Gallery experiences follow responsive design principles so they look great on desktop, tablets and mobile devices.

The following is an example of a Portal Experience that was built using Brightcove Gallery.

For a step-by-step guide to building a Portal Experience using Brightcove Gallery, check out Step-by-Step: Creating and Publishing a Portal Experience.

The main steps to create and publish a Portal Experience are:

Choosing a template

When you create a new experience, you start by choosing a template. The template controls the overall look and feel of the experience. The types of templates will vary based upon if you are creating a Portal, Landing Page or Event site. Gallery provides a set of templates that give you the flexibility to deliver the type of video experience needed to engage with your viewers. To learn more about templates and view some sample sites, see the Overview of Gallery Portal Templates topic.

After choosing a template, you have the option to Pre-Populate the experience with sample content. Clicking Yes, pre-populate my experience will pre-populate the experience with videos from your Video Cloud account. This makes it easier to see what the experience will look like as you begin the customization process.

Adding video and customizing the experience

After you create an experience, the Gallery Site Editor is used to customize different aspects of the experience. The following types of customizations can be done:

Previewing and publishing the experience

Previewing an experience lets you see how the experience is going to display on mobile, tablet and desktop devices. Experiences can be previewed in a new browser tab or a shareable link can be generated so others can preview the site. Publishing the experience generates a static URL for the site and makes it accessible to viewers. To learn more about previewing and publishing an experience, see Previewing and Publishing a Portal Experience.