Add VideoPress

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  • #441536

    luffer
    Member

    I am looking to add VideoPress to my self hosted WordPress site but can’t find any way to add the VideoPress upgrade. Can’t find any links in my dashboard, how do I get this?

    #441665

    Please paste the URL of your blog when asking questions here, or link your username to your blog (as explained in the Sticky 8 Things to Know Before Posting). We can’t help without that.

    #441666

    Ah sorry, you wrote “self hosted WordPress site”! You’re in the wrong forum – see the stickies up top on the main page of this forum.

    #441678

    tbol3
    Member

    @panaghlotisadam: Ya, but unless you’re good with server administration, the self hosted version tells you do get a wp.com account, and use it.

    @luffer: What you need to do is sign up for an account at http://wordpress.com, from that dashboard, click on upgrades, and buy the videopress upgrade. Then on your self hosted blog, get the videopress plugin, and I think you’ll need your wordpress.com API key to activate it, you can find that on your wp.com dashboard under Users -> Your profile. From there, you’re on your own, as it no longer really involves wordpress.com (other than the space limitations, for more space, go back to upgrades, and buy more).

    Alternatively, if you are good at setting up complex pieces of code, you could make your own build of videopress. However, you are defiantly in the wrong forums for help doing that.

    Good luck.

    #441710

    luffer
    Member

    @tbol3: Yup exactly!

    I’ve got a wp.com account under the name “Luffer” but the dashboard doesn’t have an Upgrade link in the Dashboard :-(

    #441712

    timethief
    Member

    That’s because you registered a wordpress.com username only, and not a blog as wel,l so what you see is “the global dashboard”. http://en.wordpress.com/signup/

    #441739

    luffer
    Member

    Hmmm, but I don’t want a WordPress blog I just want a VideoPress account. I’ve got a self hosted WordPress site. Is that the only way to do it?

    Seems a bit silly to me!

    #441741

    timethief
    Member

    Google search string: “videopress for wordpress.org”
    Search results > http://iammattthomas.com/2009/06/05/videopress-for-wordpress-org/

    wordpress.com support documentation search string “videopress”
    Search results http://en.support.wordpress.com/videopress/

    #441743

    timethief
    Member

    Support Staff contact link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #441753

    tbol3
    Member

    @luffer, Um…you could get the blog that is tagged to your username, and then you could set it to private, it would be the same effect as you not having one.

    #441754

    tbol3
    Member

    Alternatively, wp.org does have a video player (I think), but you’ll have to go to the forums at http://wordpress.org/support for help with that. (Oh, and a google search gave this: http://www.themelab.com/2008/05/03/easily-add-videos-to-your-wordpress-blogs/ )

    #441789

    @tbol3 (re 9:21 PM): Thanks – wasn’t aware of that.

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