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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 12:33:26 PM
HightonRidley wrote:
I've made a 2:17 vid tutorial showing how to make a great graphic for Twitter.
Watch it here: http://bit.ly/34o4OEq

The vid linked at the end shows you how to get the link that the Product Stager gives you to go with it in your tweet text.

Of course, you can use your own if you want but the inbuilt one increases your chances of selling one of your designs.
The vid explains why.

Enjoy Smile


Mark your link does not go to a video - just the selected group of items
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 2:57:40 PM
BKMuir wrote:
HightonRidley wrote:
I've made a 2:17 vid tutorial showing how to make a great graphic for Twitter.
Watch it here: http://bit.ly/34o4OEq

The vid linked at the end shows you how to get the link that the Product Stager gives you to go with it in your tweet text.

Of course, you can use your own if you want but the inbuilt one increases your chances of selling one of your designs.
The vid explains why.

Enjoy Smile


Mark your link does not go to a video - just the selected group of items
Designs by Pennydrop

recommended products - click to personalize and buy

Thanks BKMuir Roses Roses Roses
I've corrected it in the original post. It should have been https://youtu.be/6El2d_V6g10
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 7:32:12 AM
I've enhanced the usability of the Product Stager some more by tweaking the editing panes, making them easier to work with.



They start off collapsed so just their titles are showing. You can expand any with the V at top right and when you do, it's brought to the front so it sits on top of the others. The V then changes to an F.

Why? It's so that if more than one has been expanded you can bring the one you want to the front by clicking the F.



When you click an upside-down V then that collapses the editing pane so just its title is showing again.

Enjoy
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The next enhancement planned is to allow you to move the entire contents of the stage around. This will give you more freedom to work with, for example, image frames (the same ones used by the nIFTTTy scheduler for Pinterest).
I'm telling you now because the forum will close shortly for the Christmas break and it'll be ready before the forum re-opens. And you'll be working on your New Year offerings in the hiatus, won't you?
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2019 12:37:28 PM
Things went more smoothly than I thought - makes a nice change Smile

I've now added the new editing pane to the Product Stager to allow you to move things around on the stage. It's perfect for when you have a graphic that needs more room at the top as in this example:



After moving everything down, there's plenty of room:



All that's left for me to do is to wish you all a Happy Christmas with Best Wishes and lots of promoting success for the New Year


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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 12:58:44 PM
Exciting news coming soon! Watch this space or sign up for the Nifty newsletter to make sure you don't miss it!

Sign up with the button at the bottom of Step 1 in the Nifty Promo Control Panel
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 4:01:26 AM
Idea Yaay! Happy Dance - Zazzle Product Stager V8 is out!

I've been working flat out over the break to bring you some fantastic new timesavers and simplifiers...

In the button panel you'll find buttons to:

βœ… save your graphic without needing to do a screenshot
βœ… animate your graphic and save the resulting video

The videos it makes are in WebM format because browsers don't yet support making the MP4 ones that social media sites use.

To convert to MP4, you'll need to use an online converter. But don't worry, you'll be given a link to a great one I've tested out when you animate and save your video.
Do read the warning you'll get about avoiding being fooled by possibly deceptive ads you might see there!

βœ… Video tested on Firefox and Chrome - works great!
❌ Can't make videos on current version of Safari nor Vivaldi

Fire it up as usual from the Nifty Promo Control Panel in Step 2 under "Share / print a product grid page"

Enjoy
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 1:36:06 PM

I've just found out that Facebook supports the WebM format after all - but you have to drag it from your desktop and drop it into a new post!

Cool
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Posted: Friday, January 03, 2020 7:18:25 PM
Want to try it?

I realize that it might be a bit daunting at first to have to go through the setup in Nifty, the selection of a template and then starting the Product Stager.

So I've prepared the simplest possible way for you to give it a whirl - all you'll have to do is to type in your storename and click ok when you visit this link:

https://niftytoolz.com/npcp/product-stager-for-screenshots.html

When you do, be sure to click the "Animate & save video" button

Enjoy having a look
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020 10:20:31 AM
I've improved the animation so there's a longer pause at the end of each cycle.

This does two things:
βœ… it gives a viewer longer to take in the images
βœ… it makes for a better video quality

Videos are a little longer as a result with, for example, 7 product designs giving a 21s video and 25 designs giving a 1:02 video.

I'm also working right now on some more library templates at 1280x720, specifically for to let you make HD videos (aka 720p)

That also happens to be the size needed for videos for the media section of your store
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 1:19:52 AM
The first templates for HD videos for your store's media section are now available in the General section of the library templates panel.

Go here:
https://niftytoolz.com/npcp/product-stager-for-screenshots.html

πŸ”Ή put in your storename and click ok
πŸ”Ή clear the stage
πŸ”Ή scroll to the bottom
πŸ”Ή open up the library templates panel
πŸ”Ή open up the general section
πŸ”Ή click one of the hd video templates
πŸ”Ή scroll back up to the stage
πŸ”Ή hit the Animate and save video button
πŸ”Ή convert the video to MP4 at the link given
πŸ”Ή Upload to your media section

Seems like a lot of steps but you'll be done in no time
Enjoy!
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2020 3:04:36 PM
I've added a few more templates, a couple for HD vids and a couple of square ones - they're in the General section of the template library.

You can see one of the HD vids in action in the media section of my store. It's the first one in the list.

Why not make one for your own store, it's really easy!
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:59:12 PM
You can also use your videos on Wix. You need first to put it on either YouTube or Facebook. Then when you ho the button to add a video to your Wix post, you put in the Fb or YouTube link.

This is the first one I tried: https://hightonridley.wixsite.com/everything-wedding/post/silver-wedding-anniversary-gits-and-invitations

Maybe a 12860x720 HD one would have been better as it would fit without scrolling.

Useful experiment, though
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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2020 3:06:56 PM
Just changed it to a 1280x&720
A couple of people reported not being able to see it on Windows Firefox but ok in Chrome. I'm on a Mac and it was ok in both.

I changed it anyway

Edited to add: The person having issues said this
Quote:
Ok I have it running now. Turns out it was a FF Security setting. Enhanced Tracking Protection was set to "scrict" I changed it to standard and lo. and behold, it works.

Further edited to add: Fixed the issue completely. Instead of using the one I uploaded to Facebook, I uploaded it to YouTube and now use that as the source. So people can keep their strict tracking settings and still be ok.
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This is the YouTube video I used: https://youtu.be/xXB3qpo2RQA
Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 12:32:28 PM
This might interest some. I have a generic version of the Product Stager that can be used to make videos of ANY images.

Here's what you need to know:

πŸ”Ή As long as they're square, they can be used with any of the templates
πŸ”Ή They need to be publicly accessible online so you can provide the links to them
πŸ”Ή They only need to be available while you make your video
πŸ”Ή This is the link you need for the generic Product Stager
πŸ”Ή Just paste the image links into the Pre-staging Area to use them
πŸ”Ή Make sure you have enough for the template you intend to use

Enjoy!
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 4:30:48 PM
I'm really happy to say that the Zazzle Product Stager V9 is now out.

This is the one that lets you choose one of the texts in your graphic / template as an end-animation in videos.

After the normal animation sequence, the chosen text (if you've chosen any) is brought up to twice its size in the center of the graphic. The length of the pause before the video ends depends on how many characters are in the text.



I think the timing is long enough to let people read it before the video restarts (on those places that automatically loop videos).

You set which, if any, text to set as the end-animation in the Text Edit pane (toggle the Editing panes to see it).

With this you can make a great "call to action" and this will improve the engagement you get!

Try it here - just put in your store id and away you go!

Feedback / suggestions to consider are always welcome
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Note that for the duration of the animation, the text is outlined in white to help make it readable no matter what images you're using.


If you try it at the link I gave ^^^ a random template will be chosen. If it's one without text, hit the Clear stage button, scroll to the very bottom to the Templates Library and choose a different one.


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