Alle Dijkstra from Netherlands, was interested in creating a website for kids that could host the videos of the cartoons and comic shows widely watched by the kids of his homeland. Opting to choose WordPress as the platform, Alle’s search for a video plugin ended after finding WordPress Video Gallery developed by Apptha. This purchase further inspired him to make use of another Apptha product which is the Video Stream, a theme especially designed for video sharing websites.
The upcoming portions of this article will bring you the insights on how the readymade solutions of this extension and the unparalleled technical support offered by team Apptha helped in the successful creation of Alle Dijkstra’s dream website, kidscinema.nl.
Category sorting by name
One of the prime requirements of the client was to incorporate a sorting mechanism. As, kidscinema.nl had a lengthy list of categories classified, Alle wanted to create a sorting mechanism through which he can easily sort the categories by their name. The technical team was immediate to respond to this requirement and made the necessary changes in the coding to get the sort system in place.
Category specific page creation
Among the list of categories which kidscinema.nl had, Alle wanted to create an exclusive page for a particular category. When this requirement was proposed to the technical heads of Apptha, they developed a detailed instruction set in which step by step guidance was given on how to create a specific page for a particular category.
Using the ‘Create Menu’ option and ‘Custom Menu’ widget of WordPress Video gallery, the client was able to successfully create an exclusive page for the category he wanted to.
After getting his requirements served through this plugin, Alle wanted a perfect theme that would help him portray the website in a distinguished way. Inspired by the good work, the client explored further more into Apptha and found out Video Stream theme as an apt solution for his need. This theme which is one among the free themes on offer was customized according to the requirements of the client and thus helped in elevating the look and feel of the website to a new height.
HD FLV player
HD FLV Player is the core video playing mechanism incorporated into WordPress Video Gallery. It is the ability of this video player that enabled kidscinema.nl to deliver video content with quality video and audio output. This flash player developed on H.264 video compression format enables a crystal clear display of video files belonging to formats like MP4, M4V, M4A, MOV, Mp4v and F4V etc. The multiple skin changing options allowed the client to present video player in an attractive way that would impress his target audience.
YouTube video Import
WordPress video gallery allows users to directly import videos from widely preferred video sharing websites like YouTube, Viddler, Dailymotion etc. This quality of the video gallery plugin helped the users of kidscinema.nl to add videos of their favorite cartoons and animation series into the site with much of ease. As a result, user participation increased exponentially helping the website to register high traffic.
Video playing support for mobile devices
Though designed, developed and hosted in the web platform, compatibility towards mobile devices was a must requirement for the client to capitalize on the smartphone using crowd. For this need, the HTML 5 support was a readymade solution which rendered seamless video playing support on all mobile devices including smartphones, tablets and phablets.
Creating awareness for a brand is no easy task as it requires loads of money to be invested to reach out to the millions spread across the web platform. However, Alle had a useful provision that allowed him to popularize his website’s logo. The WordPress Video Gallery extension offers a slot on top of the video player where buyers can add their logos. Each and every single time a video is watched; the log gets popularized and offers a branding experience for the users.
Search engines are the gateways through which Internet users get in touch with anything they want. The dependency on search engines is keeping on increasing in a faster rate and it is important for any website, irrespective of its kind or business model, to be search engine friendly. In order to address this essential need, Apptha has incorporated SEO friendly features in to the WordPress video gallery plugin which helps its users to get indexed in the widely used search engines in a faster rate.
The number of users browsing through the web using mobile devices is exponentially increasing and hence it becomes a necessity for websites to be optimized to be responsive. The responsive design of this plugin ensured that kidscinema.nl fits well to the tiniest of screen spaces thereby delivering a perfect user experience across all devices.
This widely preferred video plugin has powered much more video sharing websites across the world. To know how, have a look at the other case studies on WordPress Video Gallery.
How was Alle Dijkstra benefitted?
Alle Dijkstra was successful in building up his dream website kidscinema.nl which soon became a one of the widely preferred online destination for kids to watch their favourite cartoon characters.
After spending tons of efforts it was finally Apptha which made the dream a reality. Their technical expertise provided the much needed solutions to support all our operations. Apptha’s product has served us with everything right from helping us to deliver content to expanding our reach. They have helped us to differentiate and carve a niche for ourselves in the market.