What is Dacast’s Expo Video Portal Feature
Dacast’s new Expo video portal feature is an immersive video gallery that allows you to organize videos together and share a collection of videos with your audience.
For example, if you do not have a website, this is the perfect way to launch a content gallery in minutes and create captivating, immersive video experiences.
The Expo feature is white-label and totally customizable. That means your brand is at the front and center, no matter what. You can create as many Expo pages as you need, and it is as easy to configure as a playlist.
All of the content on an Expo page is yours. You can monetize and secure it, to control exactly who gets to see each video content. There are no third-party ads unless you decide to add yours to your video content.
How to Create an Expo Portal Page
Creating an Expo page on Dacast can be done in just a few clicks. Here’s how to get started:
STEP 1: Select “Expos” from the left side panel of your Dacast dashboard.
STEP 2: Click the “Create Expo” button on the top right corner of the screen:
STEP 3: Enter an Expo Title.
STEP 4: Click “Create” to save your Expo video gallery.
You will be automatically redirected to the “General” tab of your Expo dashboard where you can configure your settings, manage your content, and control your Expo.
How to Customize an Expo Video Portal
Under the “General” tab of your Expo dashboard, you will see the “On” and “Off” switch where you can indicate whether you’d like your Expo to be available or not.
At this point, you can also change the title and write a description for your Expo page if you’d like.
Please note that the description will allow you to incorporate keywords related to your Expo for search engine optimization (SEO). Optimizing this description will help make it easy for your Expo to be discovered by new audiences online.
Further down on the page, you will see a “Sharing” section. Under this section, you will find the “Share Link” to view and share your Expo page:
Under the “Appearance” section, you will be able to customize the look of your Expo page with the header color, font color, and header image of your choice. The max file size for a header image is 1MB.
Do not forget to click the “Save” button to apply your appearance selections:
To give you an idea of how your appearance selections could look in action, the selections in the previous screenshot will make your page will look like this:
How to Add videos to Your Expo Video Portal
To add videos to your Expo video gallery, you will need to go to the “Setup” tab and select videos from your “Folders” or video “Content” libraries, just like you would do for a playlist configuration.
To begin adding videos, simply put a checkmark on the video, then press the “>” to transfer that video onto the Expo list on the right side of the screen as demonstrated below:
The “Sort” button on the right side allows you to arrange videos on the Expo page in Ascending or Descending order based on the following sorting methods: A-Z, Z-A, Newest Date created and Oldest Date created:
Make sure you do not forget to click on SAVE to keep your video selection.
You can refresh the Share Link to see your video selection on the Expo page as shown below:
Once you’ve completed all of these steps, your Expo is ready to go. You can share this video portal with your audience via email newsletter, social media, or whatever outlet you use to distribute content.
For more information regarding video hosting, please take a look at our different tutorials within our knowledgebase center.
If you have any questions about the new Video Portal, live streaming, setting up playlists, or need help with this Dacast feature, feel free to contact us directly.
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