The PersonalTube Video Widget lets you display the latest Internet videos that precisely match the topic and theme of your blog, and attract longer, more frequent visits from your audience.
When you sign up with PersonalTube, you get your own video feed widget
that you can easily personalize, using a password-protected account on our site.
PersonalTube provides you with exceptional control over the video content, style, appearance and branding of your widget.
You can personalize the video widget to display the exact kind of videos you want for your blog, using keywords as well as topics.
Our world leading collection of over 300,000 video topics, organized in an intuitive, browsable hierarchy, is wide enough and deep enough
to describe almost any concept or subject you select. You can also specify a YouTube user account ID, and we can automatically retrieve all their uploaded videos.
Using point-and-click on your PersonalTube dashboard, you can add videos directly, set up AutoRefresh for automatic refreshing with videos matching your specifications,
or set up AutoAlert for automatic notification about new videos matching your specifications.
You can precisely control the caption, caption bar, borders, colors and size of the video widget to blend in with your blog theme, and personalize the video playback display with your own branding and backlinks.
To deploy the widget on your blog, use your WordPress account menus to install it and add it to your blog sidebar.
Once the widget is installed and configured for the first time, you can return to the PersonalTube account and make changes using our point-and-click dashboard user interface. Any changes you make will be immediately displayed on your live widget, without writing any code.
If you set up AutoRefresh, our servers will continuously crawl the Internet, retrieve and rank the
latest videos precisely matching your requirements, and automatically display them on your widget.
With AutoAlert, these newly discovered videos will be saved in your dashboard approval queue, and you will be sent an email alert. Only the videos you approve will be displayed on the widget.
Engage your visitors, attract return visits and expand your audience and traffic, with a PersonalTube personalized video widget.
Below are the step-by-step instructions to install the widget on your blog sidebar and configure it:
Extract the PersonalTube plugin zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.
Alternately you can add the zip file directly by selecting the “Upload” tab under “Add New” section under the Plugins menu.
Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu of your WordPress account. Now it will be available as a sidebar widget.
Add the widget to your blog sidebar, using the Appearance -> Widgets menu in your WordPress account.
Now you must configure the widget with a configuration string from PersonalTube.
This requires you to sign up for a PersonalTube account.
After signing up, login to your PersonalTube account dashboard and follow the steps below:
Personalize the widget video content, appearance and branding, following the instructions on your PersonalTube dashboard.
Using the “Basic Setting ” menu option in your PersonalTube dashboard, specify whether you want to search for videos on the dashboard, add them to the widget yourself [using point and click], enable AutoRefresh for automatic refreshing, or AutoAlert + Approval for automatic notification of new matching videos.
Using the “Personalize Video Content” menu option, search, explore and select videos for your widget.
You must add at least one video to the widget, or save search criteria with at least one video topic or keyword that describe the videos that PersonalTube must search for and display on your widget.
Using the “Personalize Appearance” menu option, configure the widget size to fit correctly in your blog sidebar. Then select the colors, borders and caption of the widget. Finally select the layout of the video playback display, and optionally add your blog logo image and blog backlink URLs to establish your branding the video playback display.
Once you are satisfied with your personalization, select the “Install Widget” option on the left column of your PersonalTube account page.
Select the “WordPress.org Blog Sidebar” option in the middle column.
Now register your blog URL by following the instructions under “Register Web Page URLs” section you see below.
Copy the WordPress Configuration String from the “WordPress Configuration String.” section into your clipboard.
Go to your widget sidebar in the Appearance -> Widgets page of your WordPress account, and locate the PersonalTube widget that you added.
Click the down-arrow on the top right corner of the title bar of the widget. You will see a form with a text entry box titled “Configuration String.”
Paste the WordPress Configuration String from your clipboard into the “Configuration String” text entry box.
Be sure to click “Save” to save your changes.
Now you can visit your WordPress blog page to see the PersonalTube video widget in action.
If you wish to make changes to your widget video content, colors or appearance, you can login in to your PersonalTube blog again,
make your desired changes save them, and view your blog page again. The results will appear on your live widget right away. No coding required.
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