How does it work?
Playlist in playlist offers an option to embed playlists into playlists. We call these embedded playlists “sub-playlists” and the playlist that contains sub-playlists is referred to as master playlist. Altogether the functionality is called zoning as you can create zones on your screen that change content individually.
Watch a demo in our preview player.
How do I create multiple zones that fill in the master playlist completely?
Check out our article on creating custom zones.
The playlist can be nested to 1 depth level. In other words, this means that the sub-playlist can not have a sub-playlist of it’s own. This is because each instance of a playlist consumes a lot of resources and to also prevent users from creating infinite loops where two playlists reference each other.
If I make changes in a sub-playlist, do I also need to publish all parent playlists that contain the sub-playlist?
You don’t need to explicitly publish every playlist, when you press “Publish” on the sub-playlist, the system will automatically also publish all playlists that contain the sub-playlist.
My sub-playlists are not nicely formatted?
When you create custom zones one by one manually rather than using a pre-made layout, the system does not know which playlist is a child of which (and also you can include same playlist in several other playlists). Therefore the sub-playlists will not be formatted nicely as in the screenshot above, but do not worry – the formatting is only eye candy, all functionality still remains the same.