Becoming a member of the Wildlife Focus Videos Community
Although you do not need to be a member of the Wildlife Focus website to browse and watch videos, you do need to if you wish to upload videos, create favorites, add comments and join groups.
To become a member follow these simple steps.
1.) Click on the “Register” or “Login” links on the top of the page or the “Sign up” button (fig. 1)
2.) Once you have done this you will be taken to a login page. On the left hand side of the page is the sign up form where you will be asked to enter your email address and to create a username and password for your account (fig. 2). For security reasons you will also have to fill in the letters and numbers you see in the blue box at the bottom of the form.
3.) Once you have completed this form click on the “Sign up” bottom and you will be sent an email to your email account.
4.) Open this email and click on the link included (fig. 3) to complete your registration. (Remember to keep this email safe as it contains your username and password for future use.)
5.) When you click on the link you will be taken back to the login/sign up page. Simply fill in your user name and password in the login form to login to your account. (fig. 4)
6.) Once you are registered and logged in to your account you can sign out at any time by clicking on the “logout” link on the top right of the page (fig. 5)
The Wildlife Focus Videos Gallery is the part of the Wildlife focus site where you can watch videos from the World Land Trust partner reserves as well as many other general environmentally themed videos.
The idea of the section is to use videos to raise awarness of conservation issues and allow users toexperience more from the areas that you can help to protect with the World Land Trust.
As we aim to make Wildlife Focus an interactive website anyone can upload their own environmentally themed videos to share with the community.
If you are familiar with the video sharing site youtube.com then you will easily be able to upload you videos to the video gallery as the procedure is very similar. If you are not then don’t worry just follow the simple instructions below. If you are still having problems after following the instructions please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note before you can upload your videos to the WLF video gallery you must become a member of the Wildlife Focus community. If you are not already a member you can sign up here
Uploading a video to the Wildlife Focus Video Gallery
1.) Once have a video ready for uploading to the site make sure that it's less than 10 minutes long, smaller than 1 GB in size and in one of the following formats .AVI, .MOV, .WMV and .MPG.
2.) Sign in to the site using your username and password. (If you have forgotten your login details simply input your email address in the box below the sign up form and we will send them to you).
3.) Once you have logged in you will be taken to your personal Account page (fig 6). Here you can do things such as change your account settings, browse your favourite videos manage your uploaded videos and of course upload videos. To begin uploading click on the “Upload video” link.
4.) You will be taken to the Upload page where you should enter as much information about your video as possible, including Title, Description, Tags (fig.7). The more information you include, the easier it is for users to find your video!
5.) In the category drop down box choose a category for your video. If you video is not from one of the World Land Trust project area countries or you are not sure where it is from simple choose “general”.
6.) Choose if you want to allow people to comment on your video, embed it within another own website and if you want it to be private or public.
7.) Click the “Next” button.
8.) On the next page, click the "Browse" button to browse for your video file. Select the file you want to upload.
9.) Click the "Upload" button.
10.) After you have clicked on the Upload button you should see information about the video being uploaded and a bar to show you the progress of the upload (fig.8)
Please note it can take from a couple of minutes to an hour for your video to upload depending on the file size. The progress bar will show you how long you will have to wait before your video is uploaded.