TED Video Service Tutorial

WP Video Robot – TED Video Service Tutorial



TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

According to Alexa.com, ted.com is ranked 786th worldwide. It also has more than 26 million unique visitors monthly ( source ). Start to import TED videos to your WordPress blog or site and get more targeted traffic.

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Get WPVR TED Video Service and follow this tutorial to use this addon.

If you need help to install the TED addon, here is a tutorial for that.

First of allhead to WPVR Addons > TED VS. Enable the addon by toggle option from OFF to ON.
By default TED API key is empty. We strongly recommend you create your own, to avoid quota limitations. As a start you can use the default API key, by clicking the RESET TO DEFAULT button and then Save options.

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Once enabled, the addon will add the TED video service to all sources and videos screens. You will be then able to handle TED sources and videos as any Youtube or Vimeo ones.

Let’s start !
Go ahead, and set up your very first TED test source. Head to Sources > New Source, you’ll notice a new video service on the Source Informations metabox. Click TED and choose one of the 4 source types available : SEARCH, PLAYLIST, USER, VIDEOS.ted.com wp video robot addon

Once you saved your source, you can now test it out, to see what videos are being retreived.
As you usually do for Youtube videos, you can choose which videos from the results you want to add. Then click ‘Add Items’ button.
If you want to make some changes to your source, click the ‘Edit Source’ button.ted.com wp video robot addon

You can now test your new source, or run it. You can also schedule it to be run each hour or once a day, exactely as any other video service source.

You can also add a single video manually. For that head to Videos > Add New.
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Start by checking the TED radio button, then enter the video id as defined on the pattern example. Then you have to enable video data grabbing and choose what data you want to import. Finally hit the Publish button.

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TED videos are also rendered eaxactely as any other service’s videos. Other customization addons also work properly on them.

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If you need any help using the TED Video Service addon, you can ask for help on the addons support forum.

Cheers !