Opened 22 months ago

Closed 15 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#3229 closed New feature (fixed)

Default top right widget in dashboard should display the Piwik promo video

Reported by: matt Owned by: capedfuzz
Priority: major Milestone: 1.11 - Piwik 1.11
Component: UI - UX (AngularJS, twig, less) Keywords:
Cc: Sensitive: no

Description (last modified by matt)

We now have a nice Piwik open source web analytics 2min40 Promo Video

Proposed changes

  • This could be the top right video in the dashboard.
  • Below the video, we would write "This is the Piwik promo video. You can close this widget by clicking on the $IMG icon at the top right of this widget. "
  • The widget would also invite users to share the videos to their friend, eg. a link or a form with emails to send?
  • Important: By default, the video does not load any content from or It displays a custom made thumbnail of the video. On click, the iframe opens and loads content from youtube. But only on click as we don't want to create third party requests by default.

This way users could learn the feature of closing widgets, plus we get a chance for them to see it.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by matt (mattab)

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Owner set to capedfuzz

comment:2 Changed 18 months ago by matt (mattab)

  • Priority changed from normal to major

comment:3 Changed 15 months ago by capedfuzz (diosmosis)

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [7822]) Fixes #3229, added widget that displays Piwik promo video. Added widget to default dashboard of non-superuser users.

comment:4 Changed 15 months ago by matt (mattab)

awesome! This video in the default dashboard, will introduce hundreds of users to Piwik in a very nice and useful way.

comment:5 Changed 15 months ago by halfdan

I like the idea, however there are a number of countries where Youtube is completely blocked:

"As of September 2012, countries with standing national bans on YouTube include China, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, and Turkmenistan."

In these countries Piwik might not be very popular, but I still think it is worth mentioning that people will not be able to watch the video.

comment:6 Changed 15 months ago by matt (mattab)

Ideally we would host the videos ourselves, I agree. WE also could have them for download as MP4... maybe later in the year we can host videos (and at same time, track Video metrics in the player using Piwik!) but not a priority now.

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