Video: Matt Mullenweg | State of the Word 2012

If you missed WordCamp SF this past weekend, or didn’t  catch the live stream, the fine folks who work on WordPress.tv have the keynote by WordPress co-founder and Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg ready to go:

WordPress as a CMS Case Study: WNET.org

Back in July we posted about the remarkable project that WNET (PBS of NYC) put together with Tierra to launch 50 sites in ten months using one CMS, WordPress.

Dan Goldman and Jamie Trowbridge who headed up that project, were kind enough to present a case study of how it was all done, at the recent WordCamp NYC:

BuddyPress Video

BuddyPress, a set of plugins which will transform an installation of WordPress MU into a social network platform,  is nearing a 1.0 final release  – scheduled for Thursday February 12th.

We’ve received lots of interest about this project, and to help provide more info we’ve produced a short video with a great overview of BuddyPress and a hint as to what’s possible with this great new platform:

[ Visit BuddyPress.org ]

t5m Selects WordPress MU For New Video Platform

t5m,  The 5th Medium, has launched a new content studio which “co-produces interview-based, factual entertainment content in partnership with events, celebrities, charities, venues and brands.”

t5m

Built using WordPress MU, this new video platform service includes all the tools and features needed to deliver and present high quality video content, and customize the offering to suit the needs of the individual brand.

According to t5m, the new platform includes the following offerings:

  • All content co-produced with a partner (personality, charity, promoter, venue or brand)
  • Sponsorship sales and product placement
  • t5m works with partners to find the right sponsors and brands
  • Interactive video player
  • t5m’s own video player is a widget and offers users selected quality
  • Multi-platform syndication network
  • Video sharing sites, specialised sites, broadcast TV, blogs, print, radio
  • Celebrity booking
  • Custom video platforms
  • In addition to syndicating the content, larger clients often want to set up their own video platform.

TechCrunch UK recently profiled t5m and commented that:

UK startup t5m has today re-launched … by setting up a global network of bureaus to produce and syndicating short-form interactive 3-5 minute HD video, built around brands and distributed via its own custom-built video player.

Right now the portal site is mainly a showcase but next February it will re-launch with personalisation, social networking, shopping, competitions and new video contributors. It’s being built on a customised version of the open-source WordPress platform called WordPress Multi-User… The site now features 300 hours of HD content, 100 in-depth profiles and over 20 events.

[ Visit t5m.com ]

VIP Interview: Ben Huh

A few of us had lunch with Ben Huh of the inimitable I Can Has Cheezburger (and others) today. Here’s the video:

LOLcats have remarkable staying power:

lolcats and funny pictures

Update: Looks like I put my hand over the microphone on the part where Ben says how much he likes WordPress.com. You’ll have to take our word for it. :)

MobLogic.tv Featuring Lindsay Campbell Selects WordPress

Lindsay Campbell, formerly of Wallstrip, has a great new show called MobLogic.tv.

Headed up by the dynamic Adam Elend and Jeff Marks, the show is a:

running conversation about the news that affects you and a reality check on mainstream media

moblogic.tv

MobLogic.tv built this impressive site on WordPress and incorporated the excellent plugin PodPress that we discussed recently.

The site also features a large video player that is seamlessly integrated, multiple subscription options, and tie-ins to other services and RSS feeds.

[Visit MobLogic.tv]

Revision3.com Built with WordPress

Publishers working in the video space should check out Revision3 – a very innovative and smart company that is using WordPress to power their site:
Revision3

Revision3 describes themselves as:

… the first media company that gets it, born from the Internet, on-demand generation. Unlike aggregators, mash-ups, and user-generated video sites, Revision3 is an actual TV network for the web, creating and producing its own original, broadcast quality shows.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager, because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television, and is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback.

On the site they do a great job showcasing all of their various shows such as Diggnation and The Gigaom Show — while offering their video content in every conceivable format.

[Visit Revision3.com]

Alex King Interviewed by Download Squad

Alex King of Crowd Favorite, chats with Download Squad about WordPress and his favorite plugins on the latest Download Squad Podcast:

The team at Crowd Favorite has worked on many WordPress projects, and offers the following WordPress services:

Custom plugin development services, WordPress as a CMS development, WordPress theme design and development, WPMU (WordPress Multi-User) development, integrations, and general “how can I do this?” services for WordPress.

If you need to do something with, to, or in concert with WordPress – we can make it happen.

Vodpod: Browser Tool for Embedding Video on Your WordPress Blog

Many publishers are embedding videos on their blogs from various sources, including YouTube, Brightcove, DailyMotion, Blip.TV, and others.

One consistent piece of feedback we’ve received from publishers, is that it can be difficult and time consuming to remember the exact steps that each video site requires to embed a video — as they all have slightly different methods and formats.

vodpodTo make this video embedding process easier a company by the name of Vodpod introduced a “Post to WordPress” browser tool that works with hundreds of video sites and makes it easy to grab a video and publish it to your WordPress blog.

With support for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Camino – the Vodpod tool works within your browser and is compatible with both WordPress.com and self-installed WordPress.

From the Vodpod help page:

When you see a video you want to post to your blog, just click the WordPress logo button. It should automatically grab the embed code (this works for sites like YouTube and 100s of other video sharing sites).

You can grab the free Vodpod browser tool here, and read the help documentation here.