Free Live Event

  1. Go to “WpStream” and “WpStream Channels”
  1. Create new free Channel
  1. Here, you can give your free live channel a title, description, a featured image, tags, and categories.Once your channel is ready, click on “Publish”.
  1. “Start Live Event” and “Settings” will appear. You can enable or disable the settings here such as recording the live event, viewer count, lock to website, etc. Click on “Start Live Event”.
  1. Now, you will get the following message “Ready to Go Live” along with 3 options. You can:

a) “Go Live from Browser”- Broadcast straight from your browser and will be discussed later in the documentation.
b) “Go Live with External Broadcaster”- Broadcast from an external broadcaster such as OBS (and what will be used here) or check out the different types of external broadcasters later in the documentation.
c) “Live Metrics”- You can view your live statistics, number of viewers, and the quality of your broadcast by clicking on this button.

  1. For this demonstration (And general recommendation) , an external broadcaster will be used so click on “Go Live with External Broadcaster”. You will see a “Server” and “Stream Key”.
  1. Go to OBS Studio and click on “Settings”.
  1. Click “Stream” and add the Server and Stream key generated from WpStream into the respective fields in OBS Studio. Press “OK”
  1. Press “Start Streaming” and go back to your WordPress where you will click on “View Channel”.
  1. Your Live Event should be live and running. You will be able to see the viewer count on the top left corner of the player. You can also ‘Go full-screen’ or ‘picture-in-picture’.
  1. When your broadcast is over, go back to OBS Studio and click on “Stop Broadcasting”. If you go back to your live stream, you will see that it has now stopped.