We're so excited about the launch of our Yallwire site redesign and hope you are too!! And just in case you're wondering where some of our site features went - and what's new - there's info below on the Navigation Bar/Genres, Party Mode, Playlists, Your Account and Social Media Integrations.
Our new tabbed navigation bar features Artists, Videos, Shows, Events, News, Contests and Shop. We did away with the Genres tabs, but you can still search by Genre through the Artists and Videos tabs.
The Artists tab allows you to search by All Artists and Artist Charts.
If you click All Artists, you can discover music by choosing Popular (site overall), Newest, Trending (currently popular), Alphabetical or By Country. You can filter further by Genre, choosing Exclusive (Artists with whom we've shot a concert or interview), Country, Yallturnative, Christian and Bluegrass. You can also filter by Tag, which is anything that comes to mind about a band when we're uploading a video to the site (e.g. country, nashville, interview, love, rock, etc.).
By clicking Artist Charts, you can view charting for the current week and up to four weeks prior, which displays the top 50-100 artists on Yallwire. The Artist Charts default to All Genres, but you can also break the charts down by Genre (Country, Yallturnative, Christian, Bluegrass).
The Videos tab allows you to search by All Videos, Video Charts and Now Watching.
If you click All Videos, you can narrow your search by choosing Popular Videos (site overall), Trending Videos (currently popular), Featured Videos (editor's picks) and Original Shows. You can filter further by Genre, choosing Exclusive (videos of concerts and interviews we've shot), Country, Yallturnative, Christian and Bluegrass. You can also filter by Tag, which is anything that comes to mind about a video when we're uploading it to the site (country, nashville, interview, love, rock, etc.).
By clicking Video Charts, you can view charting for the current week and up to four weeks prior, which displays the top 50-100 videos on Yallwire. The Video Charts default to All Genres, but you can also break the charts down by Genre (Country, Yallturnative, Christian, Bluegrass).
Now Watching is just that - what's being watched by users like you in real time.
The Shows tab brings you to a page listing all of our Original Shows: Steph 'N The City, Yallwire Presents, Long Road to Nashville, Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown Tour, CRS 2011 Interviews, Throwdown! with Ashley Ray, CRS 2010 Interviews, Austin City Limits Music Festival Coverage, CRS 40 Interviews & Performances, CMA Music Festival Coverage, Folk Alliance Presents, SXSW with Trent Summar, and Big State Festival Hosted by Trent Summar. The four most recent episodes of each show are clickable from this page.
The Events tab takes you to a page listing upcoming events in your area. You can search for events in different cities and date ranges (Any Date, Next Week, Next Month or Custom Range), too. Map View pin-points the location of each event by day. There are also links for Tickets on the page, as well as an I'm Going button.
The News tab takes you to the Yallwire News page. The four most recent articles are clickable at the top, which are followed by the articles in full. You can also browse the top three most Popular, Recent and Commented on articles to the right of the page.
The Contests tab takes you to the Yallwire Contests page, which lists any contests we are currently running. You can also check out contests we've run in the past by clicking Past Contests and/or All Contests.
The Shop tab takes you to our sister company, TourGigs, where you can buy DVDs, Blu-rays and downloads of full concerts that we've filmed.
Party Mode is our Pandora-style music recommendation engine. You can turn Party Mode on in the top Navigation Bar and on the All Artists page. Finding an Artist Channel works the same as discovering an artist via the All Artists page. You can narrow down your search of an Artist Channel by clicking Popular (site overall), Newest, Trending (currently popular), Alphabetical or By Country. You can filter further by Genre, choosing Exclusive (Artists with whom we've shot a concert or interview), Country, Yallturnative, Christian and Bluegrass. You can also filter by Tag, which is anything that comes to mind about a band when we're uploading a video to the site (e.g. country, nashville, interview, love, rock, etc.).
Once you choose an Artist Channel, you're taken to the video player page. Here, a video from that artist begins to play, followed by videos by artists our music recommendation technology finds similar. You can skip a video by hovering over the player and clicking Next - or by clicking the Next arrow on the Playlist toolbar at the bottom of the page as the Artist Channel essentially becomes a playlist once Party Mode turns on. Party Mode will keep you entertained all day and night long until you turn it off!
If you hover over a video thumbnail, you have the option to add that video to a playlist. You can either create a new playlist or add the video to an existing playlist. Playlists will be stored for 30 days even if you don't make an account and login.
The Playlist Toolbar at the bottom of the site stores your playlists and makes them all easily accessible. You can choose to play any of your playlists from the My Playlists pop-up menu, and the Playlist Toolbar will show you which playlist is Now Playing. You can skip to different videos within the playlist using the arrow buttons on the Playlist Toolbar, and you can see all of the videos in a playlist that are currently playing by clicking the up arrow at the far right of the Playlist Toolbar. Once expanded, you can remove videos from a playlist (if you own it) by clicking the "x" at the top right of the video thumbnail, and it's also possible to rearrange videos by dragging the handle on their left side. If you're watching a video and click the " " sign on the Playlist Toolbar, you can create a new playlist with that video, and we'll automatically include the Suggested Videos listed to the right of the video player, too (typically making playlists of 21 videos). You can share playlists via email and embeds with the Share button, which is next to the " " sign.
If you are logged into your account, you can click My Playlists in the drop-down menu next to your username at the top right of the site to see a list of all of your playlists with the option to expand each one to see every video in a particular playlist. Once expanded, you can delete videos from a playlist if you so desire. You also can choose to Play All, Rename, Share and Delete each playlist from here, too.
You can create a Yallwire account by either connecting with Facebook or signing up with an email address, desired username and password. Having an account allows you to create Playlists, Favorite Videos and Become a Fan of your favorite Artists, as well as comment on the site. We'll also send you a weekly email with new and featured videos, along with recommended videos for you based on your site activity.
You can find My Favorites, My Artists and My Playlists in the drop-down menu next to your username at the top right of the site. Clicking any of these brings you to My Dashboard where you can easily move back-and-forth between My Favorites, My Artists, My Playlists and My Settings.
You can add videos to My Favorites by hovering over a video thumbnail or by clicking the Favorite button below the player when you're watching a video.
If you access My Favorites through My Dashboard, you can see every video you have favorited on Yallwire. Here, you can delete videos from My Favorites or choose to Play All. If you choose to Play All, you'll see that My Favorites is playing in the Playlist Toolbar at the bottom of the site.
You can Become A Fan of an artist by visiting their Artist page. An Artist page is where you can find all of an artist's Videos, Photos, Comments and Similar Artists, as well as a link to their upcoming Events in your area. You can access all Artist pages by clicking the Artists tab in the top navigation bar and browsing from there. If you're watching a video, you can access that particular artist's page by clicking Expand next to About This Video and then clicking the artist's name below the video description.
If you access My Artists through My Dashboard, you can see all of your favorite artists with the option to expand each artist listed to show all of their videos on Yallwire. Hovering over each artist listed lets you Play All videos, start Party Mode, view the Artist Profile or Remove them from your favorites.
(see PLAYLISTS above)
If you access your Settings through My Dashboard, you can update your Personal Info (First and Last Name, Gender, Birthday), Username/Password, Email Settings (Primary Email Address, E-Newsletter preference) and your Location (City, State, Country).
We've added some new social features to the site, including a deeper Facebook integration, Google and Pinterest. Sharing via Twitter is still an option, too.
Below the video player, you can share videos via Facebook, Twitter and Google . If you're logged in via Facebook, you can also comment on a video and choose to post the comment and link on your Facebook page.
You can share your favorite Artist pages via Facebook, Twitter and Google . Additionally, you can share photos on an Artist page via Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
In the News section, you can share articles via Facebook, Twitter, Google and Pinterest.