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Keyword Tags for Videos and Photos

This information only applies to you if you purchased your Website Tonight account after October 26th, 2010. How to Find Your Original Purchase Date

Did you know that Website Tonight allows you to tag photos and videos with keywords to describe and organize them? For example, lets pretend you create a new gallery for each car show that you attend. You could go through each gallery and add tags like “Corvette” or “Nissan” or “Muscle Car”. Then you can sort your images by tag, so you can select the Corvette tag and see all the Corvettes from all the car shows you’ve attended. You can even tag entire galleries at once. So if you tagged all the images and videos from each car show with their location or the name of the event you could sort them that way also. Tagging media helps you keep organized, and it also makes it easier for you to share your photos and videos. Tags display in the sidebar on the gallery home page. From there you can view all of the tags associated with your media and the number of times the tag has been used.


How to Tag Individual Photos and Videos

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight project.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click the gallery with the photo or video you want to tag.
  4. Click the photo or video you want to tag.
  5. Click Click to edit title, caption, and tags.
  6. Enter some keywords in the Tag field.
  7. Click Save.

How to Remove Individual Tags from Photos and Videos

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight project.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click the gallery with the photo or video you want to tag.
  4. Click the photo or video you want to tag.
  5. Click Click to edit title, caption, and tags.
  6. Edit or delete the keywords in the Tag field.
  7. Click Save.

How to Add Tags to All Media in a Gallery

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight project.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click Edit Galleries (upper left).
  4. Select the gallery or galleries you want to add tags to.
  5. Use the Apply this action… drop-down to select Tag All Media.
  6. Click Go.
  7. Type the keywords you want to add separated by commas. For example, “vacation, family, Rome” or “Los Angeles, classic cars, 2011″.
  8. Click Add Tags.

How to Remove Every Tag from a Gallery

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight project.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click Edit Galleries (upper left).
  4. Select the gallery or galleries you want to add tags to.
  5. Use the Apply this action… drop-down to select Delete Media Tags.
  6. Click Go.
  7. Click Ok.

How to Share Media from Website Tonight

This information only applies to you if you purchased your Website Tonight account after March 10th, 2011. How to Find Your Original Purchase Date

WebSite Tonight® automatically creates permanent links for your public galleries, photos, and videos that are valid for as long as the media is published. These links make it easy for you to share your photos and videos with friends and family. You can also share links to photos and videos that have a specific tag associated with them, such as “vacation” or “graduation” or “funny”.

How to Share a Photo or Video

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight project.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click the gallery with the photo or video you want to share.
  4. Click the Filmstrip button (centered above thumbnails).
  5. Click the Share button (upper left near the “Upload” button).
  6. Select Link to item or Link to site.
  7. Specify the size of the image with the first drop-down menu.
  8. Select the type of share link with the second drop-down menu.
  9. Copy and paste the URL into an email, twitter, web page, or anywhere else online.

How to Share an Entire Gallery

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight project.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click the gallery you want to share.
  4. Click the Thumbnails button (centered above thumbnails).
  5. Click the Share button in the (upper left near the “Upload” button).
  6. Use the drop-down menu to select the type of link to share.
  7. Copy and paste the URL into an email, twitter, web page, or anywhere else online.

How to Share Links to Photo Tags

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight project.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click the tag you want to share (right hand side). This will filter only those images with the tag you selected.
  4. Click the Thumbnails button (centered above thumbnails).
  5. Click the Share button in the (upper left near the “Upload” button).
  6. Use the drop-down menu to select the type of link to share.
  7. Copy and paste the URL into an email, twitter, web page, or anywhere else online.
You must add tags to your photos before you can share a link to a tag. Click here for instructions on How to Tag Photos in Website Tonight.

Limitations for Uploading Files in Website Tonight

If you aren’t careful you can exceed your Website Tonight disk space limit, which results in overage fees. Before you upload your files check to make sure that you have enough space. For more info on how to check your disk space usage read, “What are Disk Space and Bandwidth?

Image Upload Limits:

  • Accepted formats: .jpg, .gif, .bmp
  • Image uploads are limited to 10 MB each.

Video Upload Limits:

  • Accepted Formats: .3g2, .3gp, .3gp2, .3gpp, .asf, .asx, .avi, .flv, .m2t, .m2ts, .m2v, .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .mpg, .mpeg, .mts, .rm .vob, .wmv
  • Video uploads are limited to 150 MB each.
  • You can only upload 5 videos at a time.
  • Videos can only be added to public galleries.
  • You cannot add video files to a mobile page.

Music (Audio) Upload Limits:

  • Accepted Formats: .mp3
  • Music uploads are limited to 30 MB each.
  • Limited to 20 saved uploads.
  • Recommended – Limit audio uploads to files with a sample rate of 11.025, 22.050, or 44.1 kHz, and a bit rate of 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, or 196.
  • You cannot add music files to a mobile page.

Flash Upload Limits:

  • Accepted Formats: .swf
  • Flash uploads are limited to 150 MB each.
  • Limited to 1 saved upload.

Miscellaneous Upload Limits:

  • Uploads for file types not described above are limited to 30 MB each.
If you run into limitations not defined above, and confirm the limitation with your Website Tonight provider, please let me know (comment box below).

Blogging Photos from Hidden Galleries

Before you can share photos with your blog you must first add it to the Blog Photo List in Website Tonight. How to Post Gallery Photos on Your Blog.

Website Tonight has three privacy settings for galleries; Public, Private, and Password Protected. Every photo from every gallery can be shared with your blog regardless of the privacy setting. However, the privacy setting will determine who can see the picture.

  • Public allows anyone and everyone to see the pictures online.
  • Private blocks everyone. The pictures will only be viewable to you while you’re logged in to Website Tonight.
  • Password Protected blocks anyone that does not have a correct password. That means that you can share images in Password Protected galleries with your blog, but when someone visits your blog and clicks on a password-protected photo they will be asked for a password. If you have not given them a password then they will not be able to see the image.
If you change the privacy setting on a gallery from Public to Private or from Public to Password Protected then you need to manually remove the pictures from your blog that are in that gallery. Your blog will NOT automatically update to your new privacy settings.

How to Post Gallery Photos on Your Blog

This information only applies to you if you purchased your Website Tonight account after March 10th, 2011. How to Find Your Original Purchase Date

Did you know you can blog photos from your Website Tonight account? And, you’re not limited to just one blog; you can add multiple blogs to your Blog Photo List, so with just a few clicks you can send (aka. blog, post, add as a new entry, etc) a photo from Website Tonight to any of your blogs.

This feature does work with Quick Blogcast, but it also works with any blog that supports the MetaWeblog API and RSD. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know what that means. If you are able to add your blog to the list of websites you can share photos with (instructions below) then your blog does support the MetaWeblog API and RSD. If your blog does not support the MetaWeblog API and RSD then you will see an error notification when you click Send a test post.

How to Add a Blog to your Blog Photo List

  1. Log into Website Tonight
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Use the Settings drop-down menu (under the tabs) to select Blog Settings.
  4. Click Add Blog.
  5. Enter the required blog information:
    • Blog URL: Enter the full URL of your blog. For example, http://www.prositetonight.com.
    • Blog User Name: Enter the user name you use to log into your blog.
    • Blog Password: Enter the password you use to log into your blog.
    • (Optional – Recommended) Click Send a test post. This will test your URL, user name, and password. If it works it will create a “Test Post Successful” entry (a.k.a. post) on your blog that you will probably want to delete.
  6. Click Save.

How to Share a Website Tonight Photo with your Blog

  1. Log into Website Tonight.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click on an image, and then click the Blog link (just above the photos).
  4. Enter the photo settings in the following fields:
    • Blog: Select the blog you want to post the photo in. If you do not see a blog in the list then follow the instructions in the “How to Add a Blog to your Blog Photo List” above.
    • Category: (Optional) Type a category for the blog post. To enter multiple categories type each one separated by a comma and a blank space (i.e. category1, category2, etc).
    • Title: Type the title for the blog post.
    • Message: (Optional) Type the text you want to include in the blog post.
    • Choose Layout Template: Select how you want the picture to be displayed in relation to the text that you typed in the Message area.
  5. Click Blog This Photo.

How to Add Photos to Website Tonight Galleries

This information only applies to you if you purchased your Website Tonight account after October 26th, 2010. How to Find Your Original Purchase Date
Before you add photos to Website Tonight it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Limitations for Uploading Files in Website Tonight

Basic Image Uploading Tool

  • Pro: It works for everyone, and it allows you to upload larger photos (50 MB each).
  • Con: It only uploads one image at a time. Does not upload videos.

Advanced Image Uploading Tool

  • Pro: Allows you to upload multiple images and/or videos at once.
  • Con: The combined file size of every pair of files (it uploads them in groups of 2) is limited to 50 MB, and it requires Flash® Image Uploader. The Advanced Uploading Tool is recommended, but if you encounter problems then either use the Basic Uploading Tool or follow the on-screen instructions to (re)install the Image Uploader ActiveX control.

How to Add Photos with the Basic Uploading Tool

  1. Log into your Website Tonight account.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click Upload (under the tabs).
  4. Click ‘basic uploading’ tool (center – text link in the first sentence).
  5. Use the drop-down menu under Step 1: Select a gallery to select a gallery where you want to upload your photos.
  6. Click Choose File.
  7. Find an image on your computer that you want to upload and select it (click on it).
  8. Click Open. Optional – Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 to select additional images.
  9. Click Upload.

How to Add Photos with the Advanced Uploading Tool

  1. Log into your Website Tonight account.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click Upload. If this is your first time on the Upload page then you may need to follow the on-screen instructions for running the Image Uploader ActiveX control.
  4. Use the drop-down menu under Step 1: Select a gallery to select a gallery where you want to upload your photos.
  5. Click Browse.
  6. Find and select the image(s) on your computer that you want to upload. Read the note below for info on how to select multiple images at once.
  7. Click Open.
  8. Click Upload.
To select more than one image file at a time, hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard while you click on each one. To select a row of image files, hold down the Shift button on your keyboard – click on the first image/video file and then the last file.

How to Download All Your Gallery Images

This information only applies to you if you purchased your Website Tonight account after October 26th, 2010. How to Find Your Original Purchase Date.
These instructions will only download the images in your galleries – not the files you’ve added to the Image Library or Upload Files sections. Click here for instructions on how to Download All Your Uploaded Images and Files.

After you upload images to your Website Tonight gallery you can download them to your computer. This is a handy feature for lots of reasons. For example, if you loose all the originals in a computer crash you can get them back from Website Tonight. It also makes it easier to get the images and files onto another computer. Sending them by email can be a pain in the neck because of attachment size limits. The best part is that you can download multiple files from Website Tonight at the same time.

How to Download Multiple Images from WebSite Tonight

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight account.
  2. Click Photos and Videos.
  3. Select the gallery that has the images you want to download.
  4. Click Manage Photos.
  5. Put a check mark next to all the images you want to download.
  6. Select Download Photos from the Apply this Action drop-down menu.

The download will be a ZIP file. You will need to “unzip” the download to get to your images. Usually you can do that by simply opening the folder (double click on it), then dragging and dropping the images to somewhere outside of the folder – like your desktop for example. If that doesn’t work then try right clicking on the folder and selecting the “unzip” or “extract” option.

How to Create a Video Gallery

This information only applies to you if you purchased your Website Tonight account after October 26th, 2010. How to Find Your Original Purchase Date

Did you know that you can create a video gallery in Website Tonight? You can also add videos to your photo gallery. This is a great feature to use if your website promotes a product or service.

How to Add Videos to Galleries in Website Tonight

  1. Log into WebSite Tonight
  2. Click Photos and Videos
  3. Click Upload
  4. Use the Select a Gallery drop-down to choose where to upload the video.
  5. Click Browse, then find the video you want to upload.
  6. Click Upload

Videos can take a few minutes to upload, so be patient. To see the status of your video upload click Tools, and then Upload Status.

Videos are typically large files, so if you aren’t careful you can exceed your Website Tonight disk space space limit, which results in overage fees. Before you upload your videos check to make sure that you have enough space. For more info read, “What are Disk Space and Bandwidth?
To see video file upload requirements in Website Tonight (including accepted file types, file size limitations, and other related information) read this help article: Limitations for Uploading Files in Website Tonight
You must have the most current version Adobe® Flash Player installed to upload videos to Website Tonight. Click this link to upgrade to the newest Flash Player version. It’s simple, secure, and free. Update Your Flash Player