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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#3240 new enhancement

Add speaker's social media handle to WordPress.tv video link

Reported by: carmemias Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordPress.tv Keywords:
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Description

Hello,

I run the Twitter account for our local WordPress meetup. Amongst other things, we like to use it to share videos from WordPress.TV that we think our members and followers may be interested in.

The "Click to Share on Twitter" button very helpfully gives us the box already filled-in with this format: [Speaker's name]: [Talk title] [url] via @WordPressTV

But we also like to let the speakers know their talk is appreciated. So if they have a Twitter account, we normally swap the Speaker's name for their Twitter handle.

This, however, means a few extra minutes work digging around either the event's website, google or twitter itself.

Since this information is already available to the WordCamp organisers (most of us normally enter it when registering to attend), I thought it may make a small change that would benefit both end users and speakers.

Many thanks.

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add-speaker-social-media-handle-to-WP.tv-shout-out.jpg (74.0 KB) - added by carmemias 2 years ago.
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Change History (5)

@carmemias
2 years ago

screen grab illustrating scenario

#1 @casiepa
2 years ago

Hi, I'm currently busy with the possibility to add twitter tags on the submit-video form. I never thought about this possibility too, great idea! Let me see if I can somewhere combine it with what I'm doing.

#2 @carmemias
2 years ago

That's fab! Thank you so much!

Last edited 2 years ago by carmemias (previous) (diff)

#3 @BrashRebel
4 months ago

This is technically possible and requires three things:

  1. Use [this Publicize filter](https://developer.jetpack.com/hooks/wpas_default_message/) to customize the default share message so that it includes the speaker's Twitter handle.
  2. Add a new custom field to posts for saving the Twitter handle.
  3. Add a field to the video submission form to include it during initial submission.

That's the most straightforward solution I can think of. There are two problems with it:

  1. The way I described it would not really support multiple speakers...although if it were just a text field we could provide instructions to separate handles with a space and it might work fine.
  2. We would only be collecting values going forward. Our 10k+ posts on the site now would not benefit.

Anyway, it is possible and not particularly difficult. And it could be pretty handy too. Thanks for sharing the idea @carmemias !

#4 @carmemias
4 months ago

Thanks for looking into it @BrashRebel !

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