How to Embed Issuu Publications

By August 3, 2018Tips

Although readers can embed Issuu content around the web, publishers have more customization options when setting up embeds for their website, CMS, blog or social channels with the Issuu Story Cloud. The Issuu Story Cloud is a suite of integrated publishing products available for businesses, brands, and creators of all types. Create Issuu Stories, leverage Digital Sales, and Embed Issuu Publications with the Issuu Story Cloud. 

As a publisher, embedding a publication allows you to determine the size, appearance, sharing capabilities and more of your content, giving you control over how your work is displayed to readers. Here’s how to embed Issuu documents, customize them and choose the right code for your site.

How to Embed Issuu Publications

To embed Issuu documents from your Publisher Homepage:

  1. Go to your Publisher Home page, and select Publication List.
  2. Navigate to the publication in your Publication List and choose “EMBED.”
  3. Adjust the styling options to your liking.

How to Embed Issuu Publications

TIP: As you change the different variables, your Embed Reader preview at the top will automatically update.

  1. Select “CREATE NEW” to save your custom embed style.
  2. Name your embed style, then choose “CONFIRM.”
  3. Select “GET CODE.”

How to Embed Issuu Publications

TIP: If you are editing a previously-saved embed style, you can skip steps 3-5. Once your edits are made, select “SAVE AND GET CODE.” All edits (other than sizing) will be automatically updated wherever you’ve already added the embed.  

  1. Select the type of code you need. Below you can learn the difference between the codes.
  2. Choose “COPY TO CLIPBOARD.”
  3. Add the code to your website, CMS, blog or social channel.

Embedding Issuu Documents on Specific Sites

Depending on where you are trying to embed or share your publication, you’ll need the right embed code. Below is a description of the different types of code from which to choose after setting up your embed using the embed widget.

Default Code

The Default code works for most sites and is the recommended way to embed, so try that one first.

iFrame Code

The iFrame code is the best out-of-the-box solution for publishers that don’t need any customization.

Link URL

Sites like Tumblr and WordPress automatically embed your publication when you place the Link URL in a post.

On LinkedIn you’ll have to go to your profile and the experience section, click edit, choose link and paste a publication URL here. There’s no need to use any sort of embed code, just a regular URL.

This link also serves as a Shareable Full-Screen Reader. If you encounter problems adding your Shareable Full-Screen Reader link on your WordPress site, try using iFrame or script.

To learn how to embed Issuu documents on a specific blog or hosting site (Blogger, Squarespace, GoDaddy, etc.), search the Help Center for the name of the blog or hosting site. If there is no article for your particular blog or hosting site, consult the host’s documentation or support center to learn how to add embeds.

To learn how to embed on a specific social media site (Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc.) search the Help Center for the name of the social media site.

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