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ThingLink Standard Features Tutorial#

Learn how to use ThingLink to create, share and manage your interactive images!

Navigation#

When you first log in to ThingLink you’ll see several main tabs at the top of the page. This is the main way you’ll navigate through the site
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  • Search for cool content created by other users
  • Try using subject based keywords to get the best results
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Explore#

  • In the stream, view images that are created or touched by users whom you follow
  • Check out images featured by ThingLink staff as particularly awesome
  • See which images are top performers today and this week
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Me#

  • Here you can find all the images and videos you have created, as well as any channels you may have
  • Share the link to this page with friends that want to see your work
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Create#

  • The create tab is where the magic happens. Click here to start making your own interactive images and videos.
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Upgrade#

  • Want to experience all the awesome features that come with ThingLink Pro? Click here to upgrade.
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Main Menu#

  • This menu is where all the technical stuff is
  • Adjust your settings, change your password, find your groups, and logout from here
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Creating Images#

  • Creating an image only takes a few minutes and some inspiration
  • If you want to check out some inspiration before you start check out the Browse tab
  • First navigate to the Create tab

Upload Methods#

  • There are four different ways to upload images or videos
  • Upload images and videos straight from you hard drive
  • Use a URL to load images or videos
  • Sync up with your Facebook and upload images straight from your account
  • Search flickr users to upload any of their last 20 photos
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Add Your First Tag#

  • Click anywhere on the image to add your first tag
  • Click on the icon image to select an icon
  • The tag preview updates as you type
  • If you want to add an image and a link, use the image+link trick: photolink#destinationlink. See it in action in this cool image
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Rich Media Tags#

  • Try adding a rich media tag next
  • We have over 70 rich media tags that bring your tags to life
  • Check out all the rich media tags on this page
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Sharing Settings#

  • Change whether your image is public or unlisted
  • Allow anyone to edit your image if you want to collaborate with others
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Tagging Videos#

  • To start tagging a video navigate to the Create tab and upload a video
  • Add a new tag and input a title and a link
  • After saving the initial info, you’ll see an open tag with information populated by the URL you entered. Click “Edit” to change that information
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Editing Video Tags#

  • An image and information will pre-populate from the website
  • To replace the image click on it
  • Edit the text the pre-populated text as well
  • Customize the color and font options in the Style tab
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Sharing Your Videos and Images#

  • When your image or video is ready to be shown to the world, sharing is simple
  • Open up the image or video and select the “Share” button
  • Either click on an icon for one of the linked platforms or copy and paste the URL or embed code
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Creating a Slideshow#

  • Here at ThingLink, we use something called ‘Channels’ to create beautiful slideshows
  • To get started, click on the Me tab at the top of the page, then select Channels
  • Click Create New Channel and name your slideshow
  • To add images to your channel just click the link beneath the image, but keep in mind, they will be in the order in which you add them
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