The plugin enables you to embed videos from The AOL On Network video library into your WordPress post.
To access the video library from The AOL On Network Plugin panel's Select Videos area, leave the Search field empty and click the "Search" button. The Search Results screen is displayed with all available videos chronologically.
Adding videos to your article is a two-step process.
The "ADD TO POST" button will embed a thumbnail of the initial video in your list at the current cursor location. This thumbnail is a graphic placeholder for the player. The actual player will only be visible after you submit your article.
The "Grab code" procedure allows you to copy the code containing all of your player and video information. This code can be embedded in a standard HTML page or shared with others.
A Playlist is a pre-existing group of videos. Each playlist has its own unique ID. A playlist is selected by its ID in the "Use Playlist" tab.
Playlists are created and edited in The AOL On Network Console. To access the Console:
From the Console, click the "Playlist" tab and follow the step-by-step instructions to create a new playlist or edit an existing playlist. After a playlist is created, it is automatically assigned an ID.
You can search for a playlist by its ID via The AOL On Network Plugin panel's "Use Playlist" tab.
When a thumbnail includes an exclamation point in a red circle it means that the video is available, but with one or more restrictions. To see a detailed description of a video's restrictions, mouseover the thumbnail.
The timestamp on a thumbnail indicates the length of the video.
The two buttons below the Search field, on the right, allow you to change the view of the Search Results screen. The first button changes it to a Large Thumbnail view. The second button changes it to a Details view.
There are two ways to get information about a video:
The red text indicates restrictions placed on a video. These restrictions may include geographic restriction, expiration dates, etc.
Automatic matching scans your article and offers videos related to the content in the Search Results screen. It's a hassle free way of adding a video to articles on your site.
Videos appear in the player in the same order as in your Selection list. To change the order in the Selection list, drag & drop a video up or down in the list.
The filter and sort mechanism is quite powerful. Sorts can be performed on relevance, popularity and chronology. The standard filters include time, category and studio. And if this is not enough, click "more" to add a language and geographic availability filter.
If you're happy with a particular group of sort and filter settings, click "Save Filter" below the settings to preserve the configuration for future use. Saved sort and filter settings are listed under "MY FILTERS" at the top of the settings.
To delete a saved sort and filter configuration, mouseover the saved configuration, then and click the "X" that appear to the right.
Only the owner of a video can assign an Expiration Date. When a video's expiration date arrives, the video is removed from syndication and will no longer be available, even if it has already been embedded in an article.
Only the owner of a video can assign Geo-Restrictions. A Geo-Restriction specifies regions where the video will be available. This is useful for those owners who want to target an audience in specific country or continent.
If a viewer outside the specified country or continent tries to play a Geo-Restricted video, a message will appear in the player stating that the video is not available in their region.
Yes. If there is a conflict of interest, you can block an advertisement or advertiser from displaying on your page. To block an advertisement/advertiser, gather the relevant information (i.e., the advertiser's name, product name and take a screenshot of the advertisement), and then contact your Account Manager.
Our player's default size is 570W x 531H. You can change this to fit your requirement in the plugin's Settings screen. However, we do recommend keeping a 4/3 or 16/9 ratio.
Yes. The player size can be changed in the plugin panel's Customized Layout section.
The default colors can be changed in the plugin's Settings screen.
Yes. The colors can be customized in the plugin panel's Advanced Option section.