How to Create an Open Voice Widget

An Open Voice Widget allows your viewers to record and post video comments to your website content. The widget is created and set in the Portal and embedded directly on your website.

To create an open voice widget, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Portal by clicking here.

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  2. Hover over 'TOOLS' and go to 'OPEN VOICE' in the Portal menu. An additional menu is displayed.

  3. Click on 'WIDGET SETTINGS'. The open voice widget list page is displayed.

  4. Click on 'CREATE NEW'. The new open voice widget page is displayed.

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  5. Enter a name for your Open Voice widget in the 'NAME' field.

  6. Click on the 'COMPANY' field to search and select the company that will own this Open Voice widget.

    Note: The default company is inherited from the user's company context menu.

  7. Under the 'SETTINGS' tab, apply the required fields according to the following table:

    Field Name Description
    DOMAIN NAMES

    Enter the name of the domain(s) your open voice widget will be embedded on.

    Note: Your open voice widget will work only on domains added to this field.

    RAIL TYPE

    Click on this field and select the rail type according to the following options:

    • SHORT - Selecting this option will show a smaller sized version of the open voice widget that does not expand to the whole height of your browser viewport. This option is only compatible with LEFT and RIGHT RAIL POSITIONS.

    • LONG - Selecting this option will show a full-sized version of the open voice widget that expands to the whole height/width of your browser viewport.

    Note: To see examples of rail types, please refer to Open Voice Widget Rail Types.

    RAIL POSITION

    Click on this field to define the position of the widget on the page according to the following options:

    • LEFT - Selecting this option will show your open voice widget attached to the left margin of your browser viewport.

    • RIGHT - Selecting this option will show your open voice widget attached to the right margin of your browser viewport.

    • BOTTOM - Selecting this option will show your open voice widget attached to the bottom margin of your browser viewport. This option will be available only if you select 'LONG' as a rail type.

      Note: To see examples of rail positions, please refer to Open Voice Widget Rail Positions.
    THEME COLOR

    Click on this field to define the theme of the widget according to the following options:

    • DARK - The open voice widget will have a black background.
    • LIGHT - The open voice widget will have a white background.

      Note: To see examples of open voice widget themes, please refer to Open Voice Widget Themes.
    ACCENT COLOR

    Enter a relevant color number to set a color for the action buttons in the open voice widget.

    Note: Clicking on this field will open a viewport. Use manipulators inside to set the required color.

    Note: You can define the color for the action buttons to suit the look & feel of your brand. 

    REGION

    Select the region to define the geographic target for your article page according to the following options:

    • US - Select this option if your article is targeted to the US region.
    • OTHER - Select this option if your article is targeted to the US and other regions. For this option, only 'MANUAL' approval type is available.
    APPROVAL TYPE Select the approval type for the video comments to be posted to your article according to the following options:

    • AUTO - Select this option for the video comments to be automatically posted after being scanned for nudity and coarse language by the system. This option is available only if US is selected for the 'REGION' field.

    • MANUAL - Select this option to manually approve the video comments before they are posted.

      Note: Before being approved manually, the video comments are scanned for nudity and coarse language by the system.

      Note: For more details on how to manually approve video comments, please refer to How to Approve/Reject the Open Voices.
    MAX DURATION (IN SECONDS) Optional: Select the maximum duration of the video comment according to the following options:

    • 10 - Select this option to set video comment max duration to 10 seconds.
    • 20 - Select this option to set video comment max duration to 20 seconds.
    • 30 - Select this option to set video comment max duration to 30 seconds.
       
      Important! A video comment maximum duration selection is available only if you selected 'MANUAL'  as an approval type. For 'AUTO' approval type, 'MAX DURATION' can be set to '10' only.

    Note: The 'OPEN VOICE IMAGE' on the right displays how your open voice widget will look like on the article page according to your selected settings including a rail type, a rail position, and a theme color.

  8. Click on 'SAVE & CLOSE'. Your Open Voice Widget tag is created and the Open Voice Widget details page is displayed.

  9. Continue to Copy and embed the Open Voice Widget, Embed Tag.
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