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General Help Menu:
For all visitors
To go to your account and personalize your blog, click on My Fest21 on the left column.
The window below will appear.
You can also choose the Domain Name of your videoblog used to access it directly. For example, if you enter alice, your blog will be accessible via the url alice.fest21.com. Like these pages on fest21 are accessible via: fest21.fest21.com.
In the description field, you can add picture like a banner of your festival or of your film. To add images use the process as described below to add an image in the "blog entry" section.
Bellow, you can upload a picture to have it displayed when you are connected, on your blog's description...
Save the settings by pressing Submit at the bottom of the page.
To Add content, click on the left column on "create content" and then the type of content you wish to create. Most often a blog entry will be created, which is also called a personal blog entry or a post.
Create a blog entry
- Provide the title
- Optional: select the relevent channels for this post. For example "Ambiance" and the post will be displayed on your blog and on the selected channel(s).
- Optional: provide tags to help classify and find this post. For example, "film festival usa" and the post will be listed when visitors select those words.
- Enter the body and the text of the post.
The text will appear as you type it, with lines and paragraph breaks automatically done. To use bold or italics, select the text and use the bottons above this input box. The post accepts also a limited set of html code like links or images... Links can easily added by using the button with a chain. Enter the complete url including http://. .
Click on the camera button on top of the text box. A pop-up window will open. Click on "upload" a new image.
On the next window (see below), provide a Title for that image. You can also optionally include it in a channel, an image gallery, add tags and a description. To upload the image, use the "Browse" option to select the image on your disk. Press Submit bellow.
In the new window (see below), at the bottom, select the radio button to choose it if you want a thumbnail (a small image) to be shown or the original. Press the bottom "insert image" at the very bottom of the pop-up window.
The image will be inserted in the text. You can move the image. You can also use the formatting buttons like move to right, center, move left or justify. Save your post to check.
If you have problem to add your image, you can also consult the .doc document: Post a photo from your computer inside your blog entry.doc
From the web:
Select the image you need from the web, make sure you got rights for that, right click on the image and select properties, copy url
Url have to finish by .jpg, .bmp or .gif Once select, paste this url in your blog post by clicking on the tree button on top of the text box and by filling the "image url" field with the image url.
If you have problem to add your image from the web, you can also consult the .doc document: Post a photo that is available on the web inside your blog entry.doc
From your account:
If you have yet upload a image on your fest21 account, you can add it many times on your blog post. You just have to click on the camera button on top of the text box, select the pre-existing image and click on insert.
If you have a pre existing video on Youtube or Dailymotion, you can easily import it in your blog entry. You just have to paste the embed code of your video, in your post.
On youtube, you can copy the embed code at the right of the video:
To paste this code on Fest21, you have first to "disable rich text" at the bottom of the body field of your blog entry.
Once done, paste embed code and click on submit. In blog entry, you can have pictures, video and text. By example, take a look at this post.
If you have problem to add your video, you can also consult the .doc document: Post a video from the web inside your blog entry.doc
Create a festival Record
As for a Blog entry described above, fill title, fields...Your festival record will be add to our festival database (more than 4000 festival!).
If you have problem to fill your festival record, you can consult the help page "register a festival".
Create a film record
As for a Blog entry described above, fill title, fields...Your film record will be add to our film database, and you can submit your film easily to festival.
If you have problem to fill your film record, you can consult the help page "register a film".
Create an image
Create a book review
You can rate the books. To add detailed information, you can specify information like the book's cover, the ISBN code, the price, etc.
If there is a related website, use the option « offsite links » to share it.
You have to complete « contents » and « review » before submiting your book review. If you have nothing to write, just let it empty..
Create a weblink
Create a forum topic
As for a Blog entry, fill title and description.
Create a video
Step 1: browse your disk, choose the video to upload. Actually Max file size: 50 MB (may vary according to account types)
Create a audio
Complete information : title, tag, description and select on your browser the audio file that you want to share. The files are limited to 8 MB.
When you have finished, just click on « Submit ».
To edit your content, to the right column click on "My Blog" and select your blog post.
After click on edit, to save your change click on "submit".
All of your post generate RSS feed. If you want to add your RSS feeds or those from other members on other sites, netvibes, myYahoo... just go to your video blog and click on the « XML » button on top and copy the link. Then you can choose your application to read the rss feed.
You also have on the left column of the home page, a « RSS feeds » option. There, you can see and add the more recent rss feed, the general rss feed for posts, audio or video....
For rss feeds, you can also visit the Netvibes Universe page of fest21 : www.netvibes.com/fest21
FestivalsExpress is a free submission tool for festival. To see how use it refer you to the page "FestivalsExpress, the submission tool for festival organizers"
FestivalExpress is totally free to use!
On fest21, you can easily add and follow your friends.
If you want to add someone on your « buddies list », go to his video blog, and on his profile (top right column) select « add me to your buddies ». If the members is on the left column "active members" you just have to click on the +.
To see the most recent post of your friends, go to My Buddylist and after click on the tabs "recent post".
To participate or read subject on the forum, click on Forum on the left column.To create a new subject, click on « Post new forum topic » and complete the information.
Invite your friends and colleagues
If you want to let other people discover Fest21, go on the left column and click on « Invite your friends and colleagues ». Then, just add their email and write a personal message (optional).
A few tips to improve your visibility on Fest21 and Google:
- Publish original content. Add regularly new content; for example, update your blog once a week
- Use title that describes your content well, choose category for your content and add tags (ie words describing the content).
- For Video, Pictures and Audio files that you upload, it's better to name them video_cannes_festival than video090998980 for example. It also helps search engines.
- Share your content on Digg, Delicious, or other social network like Facebook, Netvibes, Myspace, Twitter... Use your RSS to republish automatically in your other blogs.
- Create your own widget to promote your content or general festival content on various websites...
- Add a link to your blog on your other websites, on cinema or blog's directories, on the websites of your partners...
- Add your Videoblog on your press releases
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