A project is Wistia's method for grouping related media. You might create a project with all the training videos for your organization, or all the sales materials related to a specific product.
You can think of Projects like the folders on your local computer, they are for storing your stuff in a logical manner. There are lots of uses and functions within projects, which we will cover below.
Create a new Project
To create a new project, select New Project from under themenu. A new Project will be created, and you will immediately be taken into the new project where you can upload content, invite contacts, and edit the project name.
Copy an existing Project
To copy a Project, select Copy Project from under themenu.
This will launch a dialogue box with a drop-down menu that contains all your Projects. Choosing one from the drop-down will create a duplicate of the Project.
The Project Title
The title of the Project is how you will find it in your Account. By default, the title is Untitled Project, but that isn't very helpful for organizational purposes! Changing the title of the Project won't affect embed codes or links, either.
To edit the title, hover over it with your mouse, and click the tag. Edit the title text, and press the
return key to finish editing.
Share a Project Privately
Sharing a Project by Email and Link with other viewers is covered in-depth on the private sharing documentation page.
Playlists are a multiple video player that reflects the contents of a Project! You can select
</> Embed Playlist to get started, or head over to the playlists doc page for more information.
Project Settings are useful for turning off comments for a Project and videos therein, and setting allowable file types for download.
To get started, select Project Settings from under themenu.
Disable comments for a project
To turn off comments (preventing ALL users from seeing or making comments), open the "Project Settings" dialogue from themenu.
Select the off option for the Comments setting and click
Setting Download Permissions
The other section in the Project Settings dialogue is for setting download permissions to specific file types. If you want all viewers on the Project to be able to download the videos in the Project, but not images, you can control that in the Download Settings Panel. Don't forget to hitwhen you are done!
Project sections allow you to organize media within a project. Media can be put into project sections and the sections can then expanded or collapsed to provide a cleaner experience for projects with many media.
To create a section, select
+ New section from the top of the Project page. A new section will be created, which you can name and drag-and-drop media into. To give the Section a title, hover over the title text, select the , update the text, and then press
Target sections for upload
When uploading new media into a project with many sections and other media items, it can be very useful to upload directly to one of your sections.
Click the target icon on the right-hand side of the section header and it will turn from gray to red. While this target icon is red, all media uploaded or copied into the project will automatically be placed in this section.
Add a description to your Project
To add a description to your project, select Add Description from under themenu.
A new description element will now show up below the Media Actions menu. Clicking the "Edit" button below the Description element will bring up the rich-text editor. Within the rich-text editor, you can edit the description visually or directly edit the source HTML for the description.
When you are finished editing, clickbelow the Description element and your changes will be saved.
Delete a Project
To delete a project, select Delete Project from under themenu. Sayonara to that project about your cat!