About a year ago WPTV encouraged tutorial videos…

About a year ago WPTV encouraged tutorial videos and screencasts to be uploaded by anyone. Although we haven’t been getting a lot we do get a few. There is one tutorial in the Pending queue now that I tagged as SELF-PROMOTION. I wanted to give my reason for tagging it and maybe get some feedback if I’m off base.

To me a tutorial addresses the “how” (how-to use or setup a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or theme, for instance) while a promotional video addresses the “why” (why the plugin or theme should be used). Promotional videos are great for a YouTube channel or for the plugins or themes page on WP.org but not necessarily on WPTV. While the tutorials that address the “how” are appropriate for WPTV (very much needed in my opinion).

So I tagged this video tutorial as a self-promotion video.