Create a Manual playlist


A manual playlist allows you to create and manually order a static list of videos. Until the playlist is updated, neither the list of media nor the media order changes after the playlist has been created.


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If you are a developer or have developer resources, you can use the Management API to create a manual playlist.



Create a playlist

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When updates are made to playlists, there may be up to 3 minutes of caching in JWP's systems before the changes are reflected. Web browsers also cache playlist content and can be cleared.


Use the following steps to create a manual playlist:

  1. From the Playlists page, click Create Playlist. A popup window appears.
  2. Click the Manual title. The playlist settings page appears.
  3. Click the default name (Untitled Manual Playlist) to rename the playlist. Though not required, giving a playlist a unique name allows it to be quickly distinguished from other playlists.
  4. Click Add Media. The Add Media panel opens.
  5. In the search box, search for media by title, description, or media ID. The list of media appears below the search box.
  6. Sort the results by Publish Date or Title.
  7. Add media to the playlist:

    Adding a Single Media Item
    1. Hover over the row of the media item.
    2. Click Add to Top or Add to Bottom. The panel closes and the item appears in the playlist preview window.

    Adding Multiple Media Items
    1. Hover over the row of each media item.
    2. Click the checkbox at the beginning of the row.
    3. Click Add to Top or Add to Bottom. The panel closes and the item appears in the playlist preview window.

    Adding all Media Items in the List
    1. Click the Select All checkbox at the top of the list.
    2. Click Add to Top or Add to Bottom. The panel closes and the item appears in the playlist preview window.


  8. Drag and drop a media within the playlist preview window to re-order it in the list.

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    Drag and drop is only possible within the preview window.

  9. (Optional) On the Playlist Metadata tab, add metadata for the playlist.
  10. Click Save.

Once a manual playlist is created, you can click Embed to select a player and generate the embed code.



Playlist Metadata

The following table explains each display option.

PlaylistΒ MetadataΒ SettingDescription
Description Used for SEO and are searchable via the JWP dashboard and Platform API.
Custom Parameters Key-value pairs are used to track custom parameters for this playlist 1. In the Key textbox, enter a key. 2. In the Value textbox, enter a value.
Playlist Page Permalink If defined, used as the sharing link instead of the content server URL.