Add Content Automatically to Playlist Channels using Tags

Introduction

In this guided path, you will learn how to add content to a playlist channel automatically based on keywords or tags. By using tags in the library, any piece of content with the desired tag will be automatically added to a playlist channel based on a filter.

In order for you to add and configure folder rules for a playlist channel, you will first require publisher permissions for at least one channel. Once you have publisher permissions, you can then configure folder settings for adding content.

Prerequisites

Before you begin, ensure that you have the following prerequisites met:

  • You will need Publisher permissions as a minimum for a channel.
    • Publisher permissions gives you the ability to manage a channel in its entirety and how it gets published.
    • Publisher permissions are granted by the admin of the account, which will typically be the Account Owner.
  • You have one or more existing channels that you manage.

Add a folder with tagged content

As a publisher, you can add folders into a channel, and set a filter to only add specific content based on tags.

To add a folder to a channel and configure the folder settings, simply follow the steps below.

Add a folder to a channel

Click on the Add button in the desired channel to add content from the library.

In the Add Content UI, select the desired folder that you want to add by clicking on the + button when the cursor is hovering over the folder name.

Once the folder is selected, you will see the folder appear in the selection bar at the bottom of the screen, and all items in the folder are automatically selected.

Click on the Add button to add the folder to the channel.

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Configure folder settings

All content items from the folder will first be added to the playlist channel. To narrow down the selection, the next step is to filter by keyword or tag.

Click on the folder name at the top of the channel and then click on Configure folder settings to specify your tags.

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Filter by keyword or tag

Simply type one or more keywords or tags to filter the content you want from the folder. Typing in keywords and tags will autocomplete based on what’s available in the library.

Click on Apply to set your filter.

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View the final selection

After the folder filter has been set, only the content items with matching keywords or tags will appear in the channel. 

Now that the filter is active, any new content items that get added to the folder with matching keywords or tags will be automatically added to the channel.

You can repeat these steps to add more than one folder with filters to a channel.

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Congratulations!

You have successfully added content items to a channel using tags.

With the folder tag filter in place, any new content items with matching keywords or tags will be automatically added to the channel. This allows you to have an automated content publishing workflow for the channel.

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