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Nobody's actually asked that question :) but I recently ran across a list of embeddable content and it was a lot more than I expected.

  • youtube.com
  • m.youtube.com
  • youtu.be
  • flickr.com
  • flic.kr
  • hulu.com
  • vimeo.com
  • collegehumor.com
  • twitter.com
  • instagr.am
  • instagram.com
  • soundcloud.com
  • open.spotify.com
  • play.spotify.com
  • ted.com
  • vine.co
  • gfycat.com (legacy)
  • facebook.com (legacy)
  • plus.google.com (legacy)

This list is a snapshot in time as new sources are sometimes added in subsequent releases of the forum software. For example, I believe facebook videos will soon be embeddable.

How to embed? Generally speaking just paste the content URL into your post and then wait patiently for a little bit so the software can fetch and process the resource.  The URL is often the one in your browser address bar while viewing the resource at its source, but sometimes you may need to track down the 'sharing' URL of the source.

Supposedly it's no longer required to put an embedded resource on its own line followed by a <return>. However that's certainly a safe way to maximize the chances that the content will embed.

Tip: if you Do Not Want to embed the resource but want specifically to *only* link to it, use the link icon in the editor toolbar to create the link. This bypasses the automatic embedding and also allows you to name the clickable link in plain language rather than just read as an unwieldy URL.

Embedded resources are much easier for readers than clicking off to other sites and it's usually worth the effort to figure out how to embed something if it is in fact embeddable. If you are nervous about it, try it first in a test post in the  Test Forum and if you run into difficulties  there, open a new topic in Forum Support and describe what you're trying to do and what happens when you do it.

Happy embedding :) 








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