A content type to embed multimedia content in Plone.
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sc.embedder

Life, the Universe, and Everything

This packages contains a Dexterity-based content type that allows you to embedded content (such as photos or videos) from third parties into your Plone site.

You can easily embed content from Flickr, SlideShare, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Wikipedia, YouTube, and many other supporting the oEmbed format especification.

Mostly Harmless

Got an idea? Found a bug? Let us know by opening a support ticket.

Don't Panic

Installation

To enable this product in a buildout-based installation:

  1. Edit your buildout.cfg and add sc.embedder to the list of eggs to install:
[buildout]
...
eggs =
    sc.embedder

After updating the configuration you need to run ''bin/buildout'', which will take care of updating your system.

Go to the 'Site Setup' page in a Plone site and click on the 'Add-ons' link.

Check the box next to sc.embedder` and click the 'Activate' button.

Use

Once the product is installed you will note that you are available to add a Embedder content type. When you attempt to add an item you will see the fields:

  • Content URL
  • Description
  • Embed html code
  • Width
  • Height
  • Player position
  • Body text
  • Alternate content
  • Image

In the URL field you must put the url of you content. For example:

http://vimeo.com/17914974

and then click the load button. This will automatically populate the form with some data from the third party content. Which fields are populated depends on the individual provider. But in most cases the fields: title, description, width, height and embed html fields will be filled.

Note: Some providers only support width, height and title. So the fields like description or html embed code will need to be filled manually. This information is normally found in the page where the url points to.

Layout

With player position field you can set where the embed multimedia is going to be render regarding the body text. You have the options top, bottom, left and right.

Body text will be the main information that will describe the content.

The alternate content is to give a description or transcription to an individual that is no able to hear. In the layout this is hidden by default. There is a link called alternate content that will show or hide again the content of this field by clicking on it.

The Image field is just to assign an image to the object that will give a quick visual description of the content. The idea is to show it in listing views or covers.

Providers

This product uses python-oembed. You can check its documentation to see a list of supported providers.