letting my visitors upload their own videos

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hello, i love this site, so easy to use and amazing!! but i really need one last thing, and that is to be able to let my visitors upload their own videos on to my website, please please please can you help me with this, i would be the perfect thing for my website.
thank you for everything.
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Jack Jarvis

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Posted 8 years ago

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Brianna

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Hi Jack,

I am glad to hear how well you are enjoying Yola! Please take a peek at this thread on our forum: Uploading Files for more information on this topic. Right now this feature is not available.

You do however have two alternative options:

1) Add a Yola form to your page allowing site visitors to send you a link to their video, which you in return can add to your site.

2) Add an email link to your site where visitors can email you their videos to add to your site.

I hope you can find one of these alternatives helpful for the time being.
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Video files are amongst the largest files to upload. They also come in many different file formats (AVI, WMV, FLV to name a few). Your best bet would be to let your visitors upload their videos to a video hosting site like YouTube. Create a form where they can submit the link to their video and then you can easily place it on your site.
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What is with Yola. How long will it take you to make features available ? Forget videos what about small files like pictures or word documents is it that hard to offer a widget that allows user to upload files ?

"Right now this feature is not available. " should be Yolas slogan
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Hi Malcolm

I'm sorry that you seem to be frustrated about the lack of this feature. However, it is in fact not that easy to offer this feature because it would require a membership login functionality (unless you want anyone to upload any picture/files to your website, including sex spammers, etc.). If you'd like to vote for a memebership login feature, please take some time to answer our survey for us to get a better imrpession of our users' needs. Thanks.
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For anyone wanting to add a form where visitors may upload media to their site... try http://www.uploadthingy.com/?aid=325
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Hello Malcolm,

There are a couple of potential workarounds which may help out in the short term:

If the people submitting these files are known/trusted to/by you, then you can give them access to a place like Google Drive. They could upload any kind of file and could send you the link privately or alternatively post the link in a blog comment. A blog comment including the link would allow immediate access to that file by others and not necessarily dependent on your interaction.

Another method would be for a submitter to attach a file to a form. Such forms can easily and elegantly created in JotForm. This process could also include concurrent upload to Google Drive. You could then either publish the link for users to download/view or you could upload it to your File Manager for people to download.

I'm currently investigating whether such a submission could be forwarded to a web-page, presumably not Yola, but if this can be done, a portal by iframe into the other site may be an answer.
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Nice one Gop
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Fantasies Del

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Let your visitors upload media to your website using http://www.uploadthingy.com/?aid=325
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Gop

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This looks very promising.