Embedding Media with Cloudup
Download links are great, but embedding and publishing an actual document into a post or page may be much more valuable to you and your readers. To use this functionality on WordPress.com, Cloudup is another product which allows users to store and share files instantly.
WordPress.com users are able to embed many different types of media from Cloudup directly into Posts or Pages on their site. This makes it a great way to easily share all kinds of different files with your visitors.
All you need to do is to copy the Cloudup URL for the item you want to embed and paste it onto its own line in the Editor. Please note that the URL can not be hyperlinked or WordPress will simply link to the content instead of embedding it. See troubleshooting.
An example of embedding a single image would look like this:
Which would give you the following result:
Using a URL for a video file would give you a result like this:
Using a URL for an audio file would give you a result like this:
Embedding Multiple Images
You can even embed multiple images. The results would look like this:
This is also a great way to embed documents into your site. The following is the result from embedding a PDF document:
- Like other forms of embedding on WordPress.com you must make sure the Cloudup URL you want to embed is not hyperlinked. To unlink it simply highlight the URL in the editor and click the remove link button.
- Ensure the Cloudup URL is on its own line. This means there should be no characters or whitespace before or after the URL.
You’ll need to create a Cloudup account, but you can do that for free at http://cloudup.com.