Facebook’s Instant Articles

We’re always looking for ways to make it easier for publishers to share their content on Facebook. One way we do this is by offering the free WordPress plugin for Instant Articles, which simplifies the process of generating and publishing Instant Articles from WordPress. If you own a site or blog powered by WordPress, you can easily start creating Instant Articles.

Learn more here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instant-articles/wordpress-quickstart

WebDAM Asset Chooser

Features include:

  • No more downloading, uploading and replicating assets in multiple libraries.
  • Browse WebDAM library from WordPress.
  • Drag and drop images directly from your asset library.
  • Automatically update images with live links.

To activate the Asset Chooser Plugin:

  • On WordPress.com VIP, go to VIP / Plugins and Services in your site admin. From the VIP Featured Plugins section, click Activate Plugin on the WebDAM plugin.
  • On WordPress.com VIP Go, see the Go Plugins documentation for details.

Configure your account:

  1. In your site admin, navigate to Settings and choose WebDAM.
  2. Enter the full URL for your WebDAM account – for example, training.webdamdb.com.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Use the plugin to add assets from your WebDAM library to a post:

  1. To insert an asset, click the WebDAM icon.
  2. Log in using your WebDAM credentials.
  3. Select the assets you’d like to insert.
  4. Choose which size thumbnail you want to embed (550, 310, 220, or 100px).
  5. Click Insert.

Brightcove Video Connect

Brightcove Video Connect (1)

Brightcove Video Connect for WordPress gives customers access to their Video Cloud assets and playlists natively from within WordPress. This integration extends key features of Brightcove to WordPress users, making video part of the publishing workflow for the entire organization.

Key Features include:

  • Brightcove’s latest Platform APIs including CMS, Dynamic Ingest, and Player APIs
  • Support for the new Brightcove Player
  • Access to multiple Brightcove Accounts
  • Support for both single and network (multisite) WordPress instances
  • Native browsing of playlists and videos from specific Brightcove accounts
  • Searching and filtering of videos by tag, date, and account all from directly within the WordPress admin
  • Easy video embed and video preview of videos within the content editor

Inform Video Match

Inform Video Match

Generate more digital revenue by installing Inform Video Match and easily embedding any of our thousands of daily, free and pre-licensed videos from major media companies including: the Associated Press, Reuters, FOX Sports, CBS, Yahoo, Entertainment Tonight, Bloomberg, The Weather Channel and hundreds of local TV stations across the United States. We are the platform that takes your stories to the next level of monetization, with no cost to you! See today’s videos available at http://video.inform.com.

Features

  • Search for free video to add to your post without your editors having to copy/paste embed code
  • Preview that video directly from the search results so you know you’ve made the right choice
  • Embed multiple videos directly into your WordPress post wherever you’d like those videos to appear
  • Every player is responsive, making it a perfect fit for your desktop and mobile sites
  • Our player can be used even if you are also using videos from YouTube, Facebook, Brightcove, Ooyala, JW Player or thePlatform

Installation

Note: This plugin is for customers with Inform accounts. Want a free Inform account? Email us at
wordpress@inform.com.

  1. In your WordPress admin, click on “VIP” in the left sidebar and choose “Plugins & Services”
  2. Scroll to “Inform Video Match” and click “Activate”
  3. You’ll now see a new “Inform” section in the left sidebar.
  4. If you are a new user to the plugin, please register to complete activation. If you are a returning user to the plugin, log in using your Inform Control Room credentials.

Have questions or want to know more? Email wordpress@inform.com or connect with your Inform partner representative.

JW Player

jwplayer-wordpress-screenshot-1The JW Platform plugin for WordPress provides publishers with the ability to manage the videos they host using the JW Platform, directly within WordPress. Video uploads and embeds can be performed directly within the WordPress post / page editor. This plugin has been built by JW Player, and provides users with an easy way to manage and embed their videos – hosted in JW Platform – and publish them to WordPress, using the JW Player.

JW Platform is an online video platform, developed by the makers of JW Player, built for website owners, web developers, and video producers to upload, manage, customize and publish online video content with ease.

Key Features

  • Fast video streaming for playback in a video player, in both HTML5 and Flash modes
  • Inline search field available to locate specific videos within your video library
  • Quick click-to-publish for a specific video that inserts it into your post/page
  • Top security using video signing to protect embedded video urls
  • Seamless integration & full support for the JW Player
  • Quicktags to locate custom players
  • Support for uploading videos using our custom widget

Setup

On VIP Go, install the plugin according to our documentation.

Then, go to the Settings » Media page in WordPress, and log in to JW Platform in order to link your WordPress blog to your JW Platform account. Your integration between WordPress and JW Platform is now set up. Feel free to change additional settings, such as the default player to use in your WordPress posts:

setup_jw

In addition to this, you may choose to enable the widget in the authoring pages. By default, the widget is only available in the Add media window, which is accessible by clicking one of the icons after the Upload/Insert text, right above the text area.

Getty Images

Standing out is now easier than ever.  The Getty Images WordPress.com VIP plugin lets you add photos and illustrations from Getty Images quickly and easily to your website – without ever leaving your WordPress.com VIP site.

World-class imagery

Engage, connect and inspire your readers with the world’s best visuals.  Access to over 140 million assets from Getty Images’ world-class collection, all from within WordPress.

Find the right images, faster

The Getty Images WordPress plugin is fueled by the same powerful search filters you’re used to on gettyimages.com

Streamline to save time

Seamlessly download your image and insert directly into WordPress without jumping from website to website.

Features include:

  • Sign in using your existing Getty Images account
  • Search millions of photos, vectors and illustrations, customized to your Getty Images account
  • Download and preview comp images before you post
  • Download, insert and publish any size image using your existing agreement with Getty Images
  • Licensed images are saved to your Media Library for future use

Using the plugin on VIP

  1. Activate the Getty Images plugin on your WordPress.com VIP dashboard.
  2. Go to a new or existing post.
  3. Select Getty Images above the composition area, or access Getty Images from the Media tab.

Start searching for images to add to your post. Log into your Getty Images account to download images for preview or publication, and to access your content and active agreements.

Not a Getty Images customer? Contact us for details.

Comcast Technology Solutions

Efficiently publish and manage your video content with Comcast Technology Solutions mpx directly in your WordPress-based website. With this plugin, your producers and editors can easily access your mpx-hosted video library, create new videos, and revise metadata. Rather than having to manually copy and paste media players into posts, this plugin will dramatically speed up the embedding process with custom WordPress shortcodes.

Comcast Technology Solutions is the leading provider of online video publishing and management solutions. Media companies rely on mpx as their open, central hub for managing, monetizing, and syndicating billions of online video views each year. Our services provide unmatched versatility for designing and supporting streaming video businesses on PCs, mobile devices, and TV.

Because we “get” the work of publishers and editors, we developed mpx to be the convergence of an efficient user interface model with the most mature, flexible online video management technologies. The mpx console design helps our users more easily manage media by giving them a workflow customized to their needs while minimizing the number of screens they need to use to accomplish their tasks. And with this WordPress plugin, your production team will encounter even fewer screens and require less time to keep your website’s content fresh.

Features:

  • Upload directly to mpx from within WordPress
  • Edit media metadata
  • Easily embed players in posts with a WordPress shortcode

Requirements: 

  • An mpx account is required for plugin functionality.

To activate the plugin for your VIP site:

  • Click ‘Plugins’ on your WordPress admin dashboard
  • Activate the mpx plugin
  • Enter your account credentials: mpx Username and mpx Password
  • When activation is complete, the additional fields and tabs will automatically populate

To create a post with mpx media using the plugin:

  • On every post or page, there is a thePlatform button above the text editor
  • Click the button to open the embedding form, which allows you to search for media
  • Select the player you want to embed
  • Click on a media’s thumbnail to create the embedding short code
  • Click ‘Publish’ to complete the process

To revise mpx media in a post using the plugin:

  • Click on the media’s thumbnail or name, and the media editor screen will appear
  • On the right side of the screen, there are fields for uploading and editing
  • On the left side of the screen, there is a preview player
  • Press the ‘Save Changes’ button on the bottom of the screen to save

For more information, visit Comcast Technology Solutions.

Image Metadata Cruncher

What does this plugin do?

Image Metadata Cruncher lets you control what metadata is extracted and displayed with your images.

This plugin is a must-have tool for photographers who edit their images in Lightroom or Photomechanic and don’t want to waste their precious time by writing all the keywords and categories once again by hand.

WordPress.com by default extracts the EXIF ImageDescription of an uploaded image to the Description field and the IPTC Headline to the Title field of the Edit Media form, but Image Metadata Cruncher gives you ultimate control over this behavior. You decide what metadata gets inserted where and in what form.

How do I set it up?

Once you’ve activated the plugin, go to Settings→Image Metadata Cruncher in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu. There, you can specify your Media form fields and meta tags:

Image Settings

Now when you upload images, the Attachment Details will fill in as you have specified:

Image details

For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

  • Extract and process IPTC, EXIF and other image metadata.
  • Convert the extracted metadata into complex strings with the plugin’s simple but powerfull templating system.
  • Extract metadata to unlimited custom post meta fields that will be saved with the image to the database.
  • Crunch already uploaded attachments with the crunch() method.

Get The Image

Get the Image is a plugin that grabs images for you. It was designed to make the process of things such as adding thumbnails, feature images, and/or other images to your blog much easier, but it’s so much more than that. It is an image-based representation of your WordPress posts.

This is a highly intuitive script that can grab an image by custom field input, WP’s post image feature, post attachment, or extracting it from the post’s content.

WordPress.com Thumbnail Editor

What does this plugin do?

The plugin provides a helpful interface for direct control over the look of your thumbnail images. Select the crop location and portion of the fullsize image you’d like to use and the plugin takes care of the rest.

How do I set it up?

After you’ve activated the plugin, edit any image, and you’ll see a new “Show Thumbnails” button:

Thumbnail button

When you click the thumbnail to edit, you’ll be taken to a screen where you can crop your image:

Crop

Ratio Mapping Support

If you have 10 different 3:2 images and you want to apply the same crop to them all, you have to edit each one individually. The plugin supports ratio mapping, which is like saying “all these add_image_size definitions belong together”. Instead of having the user edit every single thumbnail, they only need to edit one image per ratio definition.

Photon is smart enough so that you can save the same coordinates for each image definition and have it output a cropped result that is proportionate. When the user saves one image for a given ratio, it looks at the image ratio map and just updates the meta value so it applies to all the similar crops for that image.

Here’s how you can define a custom image map:

add_filter( 'wpcom_thumbnail_editor_args', function( $args ) {
	$args['image_ratio_map'] = array(
		'3:2' => array(
			'150x100',
			'loop-thumbnail',
			'slider-thumbnail',
		),
		'16:9' => array(
			'slider-wide',
			'post-header',
		)
	);

	return $args;
} );

The structure of the image_ratio_map looks something like:

array(
	'ratio-name' => array(
		'image-size-name',
	),
);

If the image_ratio_map is not defined, the plugin will just default to standard behavior, which is individual crops for all image sizes.

Watermark Image Uploads

What does this plugin do?

The plugin applies a watermark to all images that you upload to your site, either via the dashboard or via mobile.

The watermark can either be located within your theme (useful for a shared theme used on many sites) or configured via the settings page.

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, go to Settings→Image Watermarking in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu. There, you can upload an image or choose one from your theme:

Watermark Settings

Now each image you upload will have the watermark added to it automatically:

Marked image

Kimili Flash Embed

Kimili Flash Embed is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to easily place Flash movies on your site. Built upon SWFObject javascript code, it is standards compliant, search engine friendly, highly flexible and full featured, as well as easy to use.

Kimili Flash Embed utilizes SWFObject 2.2, is fully compatible with WordPress 2.6 and later and plays well with most other plugins.

Dynamic Content Gallery

This plugin creates a dynamic gallery of images for latest and/or featured content using either the JonDesign SmoothGallery script for mootools, or a custom jQuery script. The plugin dynamically creates the gallery from your latest and/or featured content by either automatically pulling in the first Image Attachment from relevant Posts/Pages, or by specifying image URLs in a DCG Metabox in the Write screen for the relevant Posts/Pages. Additionally, default images can be displayed in the event that Posts/Pages don’t have an Image Attachment or manually specified image. A Dashboard Settings page gives access to a comprehensive range of options for populating the gallery and configuring its look and behaviour. The DCG can be added to your theme as a Widget, or by using a template tag.

Ooyala

Infuse your website with rich video experiences powered by Ooyala within WordPress using the Ooyala WordPress plugin. Streamline your web publishing workflow by easily uploading, managing and embedding high-quality videos for playback on any screen.

  • Integrated workflow ― With the Ooyala-WordPress plugin, you can upload, search, manage and embed your videos directly from your WordPress website page or blog post.
  • Deliver TV-quality video to any device ― once you upload a video to Ooyala Backlot, it is automatically transcoded to all major formats for high-quality playback on any screen.
  • Create the right look ― design an integrated video experience using publishing tools that allow you to customize player color, text, controls, end screens and more.
  • Inform your content strategy ― use powerful video analytics to make smart editorial choices, knowing how, when, and where your users view and share your videos.
  • Generate ad revenue ― place ads from over a dozen leading ad networks or from your own inventory simply by dragging and dropping them at any point in your video.
  • Monetize content directly ― integrate a paywall right in the player, so viewers can pay with a few secure clicks. Easy checkout means fewer dropouts and more conversions.

To learn more about how Ooyala can unlock the true revenue potential of digital TV, contact us here.

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