Skip to comments.Playing off Automattic (WordPress) against ABC (YouTube) for Ad-Free YouTubes
Posted on 06/08/2020 11:42:10 AM PDT by CharlesOConnell
You can post YouTubes for your own viewing with any ads filtered out on a free WordPress website. The WordPress parent company, Automattic, doesn't have a commercial agreement with YouTube/ABC, so any long, music-quality YouTube videos you post on your own, free, private WordPress website, any YouTube ads are filtered out.
This is about non-self-hosted WordPress, how it can be used to go around for-pay subscription services like Pandora to get long music-quality videos without any commercials.
This is the opposite of self-hosted. Self-hosted means, you have your own web domain, you pay monthly or yearly to your Internet Service Provider ($120 / year?), you have a private WordPress website domain (you paid once to register), without paying anything to WordPress/Automattic, you got the free WordPress operating system files (they can automatically update), you can get all kinds of free Themes & Plugins from the aftermarket developer community. This isn't about self-hosted WordPress (org), where you get the WordPress operating system, you only pay your ISP for your domain.
This is about the cheapo, non-self-hosted WordPress (com), on the servers of the Automattic company WordPress.COM (vs ORG), where you get a free, not-for-pay website, the web-address usually incorporating your name or nickname, it is backed up perpetually, it does have ads--but they don't show to other people logged into their own WordPress account. Your website shows ads, you can't get any cool plugins for free. If you don't have to make money on it, it's good & cheap.
You have a WordPress.COM website https://jimsmith.wordpress.com (sorry, Jim Smith, you should change your name to something more private). You can put up 2 gigs of your own photos, pdfs & mp3s, and you can host your own YouTubes so there are no ads for your friends & associates to see your stuff. You can put up hidden information for your own, self-use, on a static PAGE (vs a blog POST) that can't be seen from the front end. You can have just 1 splash page "blog" POST that says "site under development". Strictly private.
You put up some kinds of music videos, mostly public ones. (I'm interested in weird kinds of music like Turkish fretless classical guitar "Perdesiz [fretless] Gitar" and Pakistani/Indian Sufi solid-body electric quasi-sitar Button Benjo/Banjo "Bulbul Tarang" music, I have dedicated pages, then I just put up long videos of the music, you can have dedicated classical, jazz, bossa nova, anything.)
WordPress/Automattic filters out any YouTube ads. It sounds like a lot of work, but if you already do web pages, it's fast & painless, it can take just minutes to be up & running.
The downside is, if you have any custom podcasts, like talks or music you recorded yourself, your WordPress.COM web pages will not play them on Google's Chrome. ABC is boycotting podcasts on WordPress.COM
Clash of the Titans. However, you can evade that boycott by viewing the WordPress.COM web pages on FireFox or on a phone.
Didn’t Wordpress take down Western Rifle Shooters Association just recently?
Western Rifle Shooters, too bad. Like Minneapolis City Councilmen, they should first explain who’s going to protect them when Antifa/BLM wants to break into their houses. Maybe they should just pay a bribe to the Antifa/BLM shakedown “policy”.
“Once you pay the Danegeld...”
Thanks for that information.
Button Benjo Music
Turkish Electric Fretless Guitar
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