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Postby Trace on Jul 08, 2011 8 pm


Time for me to do a little show-off as well :P

My site is http://watchdocumentary.com and it uses quite a few custom mods in phpMelody.

Main features I added:

Social Media integration
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Automatically posting of new movies on Facebook and Twitter:
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Custom Facebook App showing most popular documentaries as a Tab on our FB page:
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Video Publish Queue
Since we don't want to add many video's at the same time but we'd rather release them at regular intervals, I've made a publish queue which publishes the documentaries at the given time:
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Email subscriptions
Users can subscribe to updates with our new videos and choose to recieve this on a daily or weekly basis (and on a time/day of their choosing!).
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Email example:
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Complete video list sorted by category or alphabetic
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Created together with the sitemap and using some nice caching mechanism.

Many many small changes/optimizations
Think about things like
- Flowplayer playlists with clickable chapters in descriptions
- Links on publisher names to search page
- 'Series' subcategories with only popular series shown on homepage (determined by number of videos in them or forced via admin panel)
- Videos with description on the main page
- Facebook/Twitter/Etc share via AddThis
- Facebook comments
- Detection system for duplicate thumbnails
- etc

:)
Everything can be improved tho, so if you guys have suggestions I'm all ears.
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Postby Xarex on Jul 08, 2011 9 pm


Amazing what you've done.

Email subscriptions? Wow.

And Facebook page? I've started one.. but have yet to really add much to it. A work in progress!

Certainly social networking sites are the best way to connect to your fans. If you can't get them to come to you, go to them! ;)
May as well be where they are all at anyway.. on Facebook :P

And while I don't think there's any personal use for the time feature on my site, it certainly makes sense for your documentaries. If you release a featured documentary part 1 ... you'd want to draw in your fans and get them to come back by giving a release date of the new one.

Great job. You've inspired me to realize how customizable our sites can be! :D
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Postby brownbloodz on Jul 09, 2011 12 am


Great domain and site with great features. good job. I could use the queued video adding feature. I add 20-50 videos daily.
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Postby Andrew on Jul 14, 2011 4 pm


1,800+ fans on Facebook...nice! :)

Congratulations on your hard work.
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Postby agustinusBiotamalo on Jul 23, 2011 6 am


Yeah congratulation man! This is great stuff i want to learn.
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Postby dotch on Sep 11, 2011 4 pm


Great site you have. Why don't you put some Adsense on your site? You deserve some compensation for your hard work and some extra's for your vacation :)

Keep up the good work!
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Postby Trace on Sep 11, 2011 6 pm


There is adsense on the site, just not at the homepage ;)
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Postby dotch on Sep 11, 2011 7 pm


Aaah, I see, I'd disabled Java-Script in my browser.

(pssst! ... I clicked on your ad, don't tell anyone)
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Postby Trace on Sep 11, 2011 9 pm


Lol, I promise I wont ;)

PS: ty
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Postby theopensource on Oct 22, 2011 5 pm


Amazing site, would you like to share any of your code? The email subscriptions, social media posting and facebook app, i want them! :)
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Postby dvirtual on Nov 15, 2011 3 pm


wow nice job! please what is the code to subcritors
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Postby Trace on Nov 15, 2011 5 pm


Maybe... at some point :P
Not yet ;)
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Postby ankur625 on Feb 23, 2012 5 am


Hi Trace, your website is beautiful with collection of a lot of documentaries. I'm impressed and appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing your website with us.
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Postby erik8 on Apr 15, 2012 8 pm


plx share your social + publish queue script. Im too lazy to write it atm, will give you some scripts later back :)

pls, mail me on erik8[at]centrum[dot]cz

thank you very much :hug:
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