What is media source and How to create it 

  • 19/12/2023
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In this guide, you will learn about what media source is and how to create it in NestWidget. Let’s get started now!

What is a media source?

Media source is where you collect media items from different source types and social accounts. 

For source types, you can select from following options: 

  • Personal account 
  • Hashtag (coming soon)
  • Mention (coming soon)

For social accounts, you can select from following options: 

  • TikTok 
  • Instagram (comming soon)

You can create a media source by including one or multiple social accounts. There’s no limit on how many sources you can create in NestWidget. 

Create a new media source (In onboarding process)

If it’s your first time using NestWidget, you will have to go through onboarding process before entering the app. 

You can create a new media source in step 3 of NestWidget process. Follow the instructions below: 

  1. Create your NestScale account here > Select NestWidget app to continue 
  2. In step 1 of onboarding process, connect your Shopify store 
NestWidget onboarding step 1

*Note: Enter the right domain format: xxx.myshopify.com (xxx is your store name)

  1.  In the 2nd step, you click on Connect TikTok account button
NestWidget onboarding step 2

If you’ve already logged in your TikTok account, it will redirect you to the Access Request page. Now click on Authorize button.

NestWidget - Connect TikTok account

You will see your TikTok account is connected to your Shopify store as shown below:

NestWidget connected account
  1. In the 3rd step, you create a media source 
  • Enter Source name 
  • Choose Social platform 
  • Choose Source type 
  • Select Social account 
NestWidget Onboarding step 3 - Create Media source

Then hit on Save & Continue button. That’s done, your media source is created successfully!

Notice: You can skip the 3rd and 4th on the Onboarding process.

Create a new media source (In app)

If you have passed onboarding process and want to create more media sources in NestWidget, follow the instructions below: 

  1. Go to Media Sources > click New Media Source button 
  1. Configure your media source 
  • Enter Source name 
  • Choose Social platform 
  • Choose Source type 
  • Select Social account 
NestWidget Create Media source
  1. Click on Save button at the upper right corner.

Then you will see a pop up showing “Media source is created successfully”. 

You can click on Continue to Post Moderation button to modify media items in further.

NestWidget - create media source successfully

>>> Read more: Edit and moderate media source 


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