Embed Youtube video and other objects

To embed a YouTube video (or some other embeddable object), enter

[oembed url=url]

where url is the address of the page or object you are trying to embed. For example, to embed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUx10KOWIE, we can use the following:

[oembed url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUx10KOWIE]

which produces:

This is centered by default. You can specify align=left or align=right to align it. For example:

[oembed url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUx10KOWIE align=left]

will align it to the left. You'll want to make sure there is enough text to fill up the space on the side of an aligned object.

Embedding other objects with oEmbed

ProsePoint Express uses the oEmbed standard to embed objects from other websites (including YouTube). You can use the same syntax to embed objects from any other website, if they support oEmbed.

If you're not sure whether a website supports oEmbed, you can just try it out. If ProsePoint Express cannot detect oEmbed support, it will just convert the oembed tag into a link.

Alternatively, you can find a non-exhaustive list of oEmbed providers at http://api.embed.ly. (Note: ProsePoint Express does not use Embedly.)


ProsePoint displays oEmbed objects in a separate off-domain iframe for security reasons as suggested by the oEmbed specification.