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Video comments add a new dimension when readers comment in two-way, threaded communication.

The plugin makes it easy to:

  • Record one or more Seesmic video’s to a post.
  • Allow for replies and threaded conversation.
  • Accept authenticated or anonymous video comments.
  • Moderate video comments exactly like text comments.

Please Note: the name of the plugin directory changed when we added it to the
official WordPress plugin site. So be careful you keep the “seesmic-wp” version.


Information on how to use the seesmic-wp plugin, a screencast showing the plugin
in use, and other notes can be found at


  1. Download the Seesmic plugin,
  2. Unzip the file to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory. If you are uploading
    to your plugins directory, be sure to upload the entire seesmic-wp directory
    and not simply the individual files,
  3. Enable the plugin in your dashboard,
  4. If you would like to allow people to post a video reply without creating a
    Seesmic account visit the “Settings” > “Seesmic Comments” configuration page and
    check the “Allow anonymous video comments” item.

NOTE: In the “Comment Moderation” options, “Hold a comment in the queue if it contains x or more links”
must be set to 3 or more.


To post a video
  1. Visit “Write > Post >” scroll past the post box and click the
    “Add a video to your post with Seesmic”.
  2. A video recorder window will open asking for your Seesmic
    username and password. Once you login you will be able to record
    a video. Otherwise, you can register for a Seesmic account,
    or (if allowed) post anonymously.
  3. Once you have recorded for at least 5 seconds, you will see the
    “Save and Post it” or “Record again”.

The video will be posted in the content area of your post. You can add
text, tags, categories, etc. before publishing.

To post a comment

Users will go through almost the same process as when posting a video.

NOTE: If you have any required fields, i.e. “name” and “email”, those fields
will stillbe required for a Seesmic video comment.

To moderate a comment

If you have moderation turned off, your reader’s Seesmic comment will be posted immediately.

With moderation turned on, you will moderate the video comment the same way
you would moderate a text comment.


To uninstall, simply disable the plugin in your dashboard before removing the
plugin files from your plugins directory.

NOTE: If you uninstall the plugin, the code for displaying the video will still
be displayed in posts and/or comments. At this point, those will need to be
deleted and/or moderated manually.

I use a custom theme, will I have any troubles?

The default tag id

<textarea id="comment">

must be included. It should already be included in most standard themes.

I have installed the plugin but my videos do not play

The script include tag

<?php wp_head(); ?>

must be found in your header template between the HEAD tags. Otherwise the
JavaScript includes will not be defined correctly and you will not be able
to record or play videos.

I have installed a custom threaded comment plugin, will I have any problems?

In order to use threaded comments, we recommend using the WordPress threaded
comment plugin. Other threaded comments plugins may not work and have not been
tested by us.

Contributors & Developers

“Seesmic” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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