With the Embed Content widget, you can integrate content straight into your startpage. Social media feeds like YouTube videos, Twitter feeds and Facebook posts, but also Google documents and even entire web pages.
- Add an Embed content widget
- Add a YouTube Video
- Add a Twitter Feed
- Add a Facebook Post
- Embed Google Documents
- Context menu
1. Add an Embed content widget [back to top]
- Click the "+" icon in the top right corner. You can also click any "+" sign in the grid.
- In the "Widgets" list, scroll down to the option "</> Embed webpage". You can also type 'Embed' and the widget will appear.
- You can use the context menu or the settings menu to personalize the widget.
2. Add a YouTube video [back to top]
To add a YouTube, or any other video from a video platform, you have to find the embed code. In YouTube, you can find this code by clicking the 'Share' button. YouTube uses the iframe technique, which also gives you the possibility to toggle settings and adjust other details. Once you've finished adjusting, copy the code and paste it into the embed widget.
If you prefer embedding videos from Vimeo, you click the same 'Share' button and copy the Embed code. The process is much the same.
3. Add a Twitter Feed [back to top]
One of the great timesavers of your startpage might just be the possibility to embed Twitter feeds. This way you can monitor any public Tweet feed, including someones likes or trending topics you want to follow.
First, go to https://publish.twitter.com/#. Now you can enter the Twitter handle or other information you like to follow.
Embedding this content is just as simple as before: copy the iframe and paste it to a new Embed Content widget.
For more information, check this resource.
4. Add a Facebook Post [back to top]
Just like with Twitter, it's possible to embed Facebook posts to your startpage. While Facebook doesn't allow for embedding entire timelines, it could still be useful to monitor the performance of one of your (or someone else's) Facebook posts. The main advantage is the same: you don't have to leave your startpage to be informed.
Other Social Media outlets offer much the same service.
5. Embed Google Documents [back to top]
There are many possible websites and feeds you can add to your start.me page. All of them rely on much the same technique: HTML iframes.
If you also want to embed personal information, like a text document, a graph or Google Analytics data (through for example Google Data Studio), you could try out Google documents. Al of them offer the opportunity to 'Publish to the web'.
After you've done this, you can click the 'Embed' tab and copy an iframe. Just like before, you can paste this to an Embed Content widget.
6. Context menu [back to top]
Access the Context menu by clicking the arrow in the top right corner of your Embed Content widget.
Now you can change the title of your widget as you please. You can copy and move the widget to another page. Refresh its content. Delete it entirely, consult our help section (this article). Or go straight into the settings pane.
7. Settings [back to top]
In the General tab of our Widget settings, you can change the title of your widget, decide upon the maximum height of the embedded content and change the icon.
In the Advanced tab of our Settings pane you can really finetune your Embed Content widget. Decide which kind of content you prefer to show. Check the URL of the content you've just added. You can also decide to use a proxy server or not. Borders, inverted color and suppression of scrollbars are also supported.
One final set of options concerns the background color of your Embed Content widget. Here you decide if your widget is transparent, from opaque to completely see-through (and colorless), or colored.
It's up to you.
8. Resources [back to top]
- We use the HTTPS protocol for maximum security of your data. As a result of this, embedding non-secure content (using HTTP:// protocol) may not work properly. For further reference, read our blog post "Improved security with HTTPS".
- If you want to learn more about embedding technology, you can check out this site: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/HTML/Multimedia_and_embedding/Other_embedding_technologies.