Embedding media in NUsites

Once you have created a page or post in NUsites, you can use multiple methods to add media like videos and pictures.

Embedding Downloadable Files

Choosing A File

  1. To embed a downloadable file into a post or page, click the Add Media button.
    This image has a screenshot of the Nusites interface, with an arrow pointing to the Add Media button
  2. At this point, you may choose to Upload Files or select a file from the Media Library.

Upload Files

  1. In the Insert Media menu, click Upload Files
  2. In the Insert Media popup, you may drag and drop an image, or click Select Files to locate a file on your device for upload.
  3. Once you’ve uploaded a file, you will be able to make adjustments to the file.
    This image has a screenshot of the attachment details interface, where you can change the title, caption, and description for the attached file.
    • Under Attachment Details you can make adjustments to various attributes:
      • Title
      • Caption
      • Description
    • Under Attachment Display Settings you can adjust what will happen when users click on the download link.
      • Link To – Set a destination URL if a user clicks on the image. By default this is set to Media File and clicking will download the file.
  4. When finished, click Insert Into Page
  5. The downloadable file will appear as a link in your content.

Embedding Social Content

To embed content from any of the below supported sites, such such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all you need to do is paste the URL into your page or post. For example:

Check out this cool video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXAMPLEURL
That was a cool video.


NUsites will automatically translate the link and embed the content on your page or post. Make sure the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post).

Supported Sites

Animoto Videos
Blip Videos
Cloudup Videos, Galleries, Images
CollegeHumor Videos
DailyMotion Videos
Facebook post, activity, photo, video, media, question, note
Flickr Videos & Images
FunnyOrDie.com Videos
Hulu Videos
Imgur Images
Instagram Images
Issuu Documents
Kickstarter Projects
Meetup.com Various
Mixcloud Music
Photobucket Images
PollDaddy Polls & Surveys
Reddit Posts & Comments
ReverbNation Music
Scribd Documents
SlideShare Presentation slideshows
SmugMug Various
SoundCloud Music
Speaker Deck Presentation slideshows
Spotify Music
TED Videos
Tumblr Various
Twitter Tweet, profile, list, collection, likes, Moment
VideoPress Videos
Vimeo Videos
Vine Videos
WordPress plugin directory Plugins
WordPress.tv Videos
YouTube Videos

Embedding Videos

If you wish to insert videos into your pages or posts, we recommend you upload to a video platform such as YouTube or Vimeo.

WordPress will automatically convert a YouTube or Vimeo URL to an embedded iFrame.

To embed a video in your post, paste the URL into the body of your post or page. Make sure the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post). For example:

Check out this cool video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXAMPLEURL
That was a cool video.


The video will automatically appear when you save the page.

Embedding Image Galleries

Creating a Gallery

  1. To embed an image gallery into a post or page, click the Add Media button.
    This image has a screenshot of the Nusites interface, with an arrow pointing to the Add Media button
  2. On the left hand side of the pop-up window, select Create Gallery
  3. At this point, you may choose to Upload Files or select images from the Media Library.
  4. Click to select which images you’d like in your gallery, and then click Create New Gallery
    This image has a screenshot of the attachment details interface, where you can change the title, caption, and description for the image gallery.

Embedding Images

Choosing an Image

  1. To embed an image into a post or page, click the “Add Media” button. This image has a screenshot of the Nusites interface, with an arrow pointing to the Add Media button
  2. At this point, you may choose to Upload Files or select an image from the Media Library.

Upload Files

  1. In the “Insert Media” menu, click “Upload Files”
  2. In the “Insert Media” popup, you may drag and drop an image, or click “Select Files” to locate a file on your device for upload.
  3. Once you’ve uploaded an image, you will be able to make adjustments to how the image displays. This image has a screenshot of the attachment details interface, where you can change the title, caption, and description for the image.
    • Under“Attachment Details” you can make adjustments to various attributes:
      • Title
      • Caption
      • Alt Text
      • Description
    • Under “Attachment Display Settings” you can adjust how your image will appear in your content. You can adjust:
      • Alignment – How the image aligns with your text content
      • Link To – Set a destination URL if a user clicks on the image.
      • Size – How large should this image appear.
  4. When finished, click “Insert Into Page”

Media Library

  1. In the “Insert Media” menu, click “Media Library”
  2. At this point, you may click to select an image to insert into your page or post.
  3. Adjust the attachment display settings and click “Insert Into Page”

For additional assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) option 2, or consultant@northwestern.edu.




Keywords:widget, feed, timeline, post, PDF, doc, gallery, album, document, video, picture, image, file, download, page, content   Doc ID:76303
Owner:TSS Tier 2 .Group:Northwestern
Created:2017-09-04 17:20 CDTUpdated:2019-04-02 14:44 CDT
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