How To Broadcast Your First Live Stream On WordPress With Hapity

 

Have you wondered how you can get video on your site without hiring an expensive production company? We have the answer with your smart phone and WordPress website.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create your first Hapity live broadcast on your WordPress site with simple step-by-step instructions. After just a few minutes, you’ll have a working live stream that your visitors can watch.

Step 1: Create Your Free Hapity Account

To get started, create your free Hapity account. Go to the registration page and enter your desired login credentials. Or, you can also sign in with Facebook or Twitter:

Step 2: Install And Activate The Free Hapity Plugin

The Hapity plugin is available for free at WordPress.org, which means that you can install it directly from your WordPress dashboard.To do that, go to Plugins → Add New in your WordPress dashboard. Then, search for “Hapity” and click the Install Now button

While your WordPress site installs the plugin for you (it should only take a few moments) you should see an Activate button appear in place of the Install Now button. Click that button to activate the Hapity plugin on your site:

Step 3: Add Hapity Auth ID To Plugin

In order to connect your Hapity account to the plugin on your WordPress site, you’ll use something called an “Auth ID” to link the two together. To find your Auth ID, log in to your Hapity account and click on Settings in the top-right corner:

Then, scroll down and find the box for Plugin ID, which contains a long string of numbers and letters. Copy the value in this box:

Once you’ve copied the Plugin ID, go to your WordPress site’s dashboard and click on the Hapity option in your WordPress dashboard sidebar. Then, paste the Plugin ID into the box labeled Enter Your Auth ID and click the Authenticate button:

Once you activate the plugin, you should see a new set of options. By default, Hapity is Enabled as soon as you authenticate your Auth ID:

Step 4: Broadcast Your First Live Stream

Now you’re ready to broadcast your first live stream! With Hapity, you can broadcast from your:

  • Mobile device (iOS or Android)Computer

You can share your broadcast before or after on Twitter and Facebook by selecting the appropriate icons; the first time you use these, you’ll be asked to log in. You can also share on other platforms including email, SMS, and Whatsapp. If using a mobile device, your broadcast will be saved onto this device (find this under Gallery on Android, and Photos on iPhone). The livestream and data are handled by Hapity servers, so there’s no need to worry about any additional charges for your website hosting. You own all the content you livestream.

Broadcasting from a mobile device

To broadcast from your mobile device, you’ll first need to install the Hapity app from the Google Play Store (Android devices) or Apple’s App Store (iOS devices). When you first open the app, you’ll need to sign into your Hapity account. Then, you can click the floating camera icon in the bottom-right corner to start your first broadcast:

After clicking that button, you’ll need to give Hapity permission to access your device’s:

  • CameraMicrophonePictures

These permissions are necessary to create a broadcast and save the broadcast video to your device.

Then, you should see the video feed from your device on your screen.You can give your broadcast a name by typing in the text field. Then, just click the green circle when you’re ready to make your broadcast live and available to the public:

Once you go live, you’ll see a “You Are Live Now” indicator in the bottom-left corner of your screen.And when you’re ready to end your broadcast, all you need to do is click the red circle in the middle of your screen.

Broadcasting from your computer

If your computer has a web camera, you can live stream straight from the Hapity website. To do that, log in to your Hapity account. Then, click the Start Your Broadcast Here button:

Before you begin, you can give your broadcast an optional name and configure some other basic options. If you want to automatically add your live stream to your WordPress website, you should check the box for Embed into website.

When you’re ready to begin your broadcast, click the Start button:

Then, you’ll see a prompt to give Hapity access to your computer’s camera and microphone, which is necessary in order for Hapity to broadcast your content:

screenshot: Allow Hapity to use your microphone and camera.
Allow Hapity to use your microphone and camera.

Once you allow Hapity to have access to your camera and microphone, your broadcast is live. Say hello to your audience and have some fun!You’ll also see a live video feed of your broadcast, so you’ll always know exactly what your visitors are seeing.

Hapity Automatically Connects To Your WordPress Site

If you’re broadcasting from a mobile app, or if you checked the box for Embed into website while broadcasting from your computer, your live stream will appear as the most recent post on the blog page of your WordPress site.It will look like any other WordPress blog post:

  • The post title is the name of your broadcast
  • The post content contains the video player

While you’re actively broadcasting, visitors to your site will be able to watch the live feed. After your broadcast is over, visitors will still be able to watch the full video replay at any point in the future:

Congratulations – you just created your first live broadcast with Hapity!


23 thoughts on “How To Broadcast Your First Live Stream On WordPress With Hapity

  1. Joseph Alain Tranquille says:

    Where would you find the IFRAME code to integrate onto the wordpress page so that the stream appears on the relevant page within the site

    1. Hapity says:

      Hi Joseph.

      You can copy the iFrame code from the blog post it generates and paste it on the page you prefer.

      1. Franz says:

        Es gibt keinen generierten Blog Beitrag, wo finde ich den denn?

        1. Hapity says:

          Be sure to reach out on our support page and check our help page out.
          https://hapity.com/help

      2. Xico says:

        BUT, I got the iframe code after starting…

    2. Cathal Butler says:

      If you go to the post page and clicked on the text option you’ll be able to get the iFrame code. copy that and add it to the text option on your WP page …should do the job

  2. stuart says:

    HI, I just get stream unavailable on my site. I can see the stream on the pc though?

    1. Hapity says:

      Be sure to reach out on our support page and check our help page out.
      https://hapity.com/help

  3. Jesse says:

    Hello I have downloaded and activated Hapity on my wordpress dashboard. I have intalled it on my android mobile too but when I want to broadcast, I have i have a message alert “Network Error. Request Failed!” What’s wrong ? can you help me please. Thanks

    1. Hapity says:

      Be sure to reach out on our support page and check our help page out.
      https://hapity.com/help

  4. Ivan Aine says:

    This doesnt work.
    I dont see any recent post for all the live brodcasts i am making

    1. Hapity says:

      Be sure to reach out on our support page and check our help page out.
      https://hapity.com/help

  5. Michael Morales says:

    Hello, is it possible to carry out a live transfer in horizontal format? whith IFRAME?

    1. Hapity says:

      Be sure to reach out on our support page and check our help page out.
      https://hapity.com/help

  6. Shafi says:

    How do i broadcast using OBS and embedding a shortcode as permanent link into my webpage?

    1. Hapity says:

      We don’t use a shortcode at this time.

  7. BBN Lifestyle says:

    Thanks to hapity for this great plugin and services, it will be more nice if there is a way one can hide the post from appearing on the homepage and only appear on a specific page with the use of short code. For example I want the Live Broadcast to appear only on a particular section on my website, is there any method to make this happen?

    1. Hapity says:

      Thanks for the suggestion!

  8. joe says:

    does this still works with obs studio to wordpress

    1. Hapity says:

      Our OBS guide is on our help page.
      https://hapity.com/help

  9. Cathal Butler says:

    Is there any way of turning off the sound on the live stream. I want to be able to show a property and would use a different phone to speak to someone live (ie. avoid time delay) as I’m showing them around.

    1. Hapity says:

      Be sure to reach out on our support page and check our help page out.
      https://hapity.com/help

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