Embedding third-party content on EngagementHQ

Embedding photos, video and documents into EngagementHQ.

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Written by Gayathri Rajendiran
Updated over a week ago

EngagementHQ provides a wealth of features to help you with online engagement. However, you can use embeds from third-party applications to further customize and enhance your consultations.

Embeds allow you to pull external web content and display it on projects, so users stay on your site while they view it.

There are many applications that you can embed, but remember that they are third-party, and we cannot guarantee they will work as expected. Additionally, it’s your responsibility to maintain these embeds if the third-party application changes.

To embed content:

  1. Retrieve and copy the embed code from the third-party application. You’ll most often find the code via a Share, Embed, or </> button.

  2. Go to your project or page in EngagementHQ and select < > in the text editor to see Code View.

  3. Paste the embed code into your content and select < > again to see your embedded content.

  4. Remember to Save changes. Directly clicking 'Save' without exiting the code view first will not save changes.

Third-party examples

We’ve seen several different third-party embed codes on EngagementHQ sites, including videos, photo galleries, social media, document libraries, maps, and other platforms. Remember, if you can’t find the embed code, look for the Share, Embed, or </> buttons.

This is not a complete list, and you may use third-party platforms we haven’t seen before. If you’re using something you’d like to share or need help with, please contact support.

  • Videos: While EngagementHQ has its own video gallery, if you’re hosting videos externally, you can easily put video embeds using platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can embed them using an embed code or simply copying the link and inserting it into a text editor via the video icon.

  • Social media: You can embed Facebook and Twitter content on your projects using the custom widget.

  • Photo galleries: While EngagementHQ has its own photo gallery, if you want more interactivity or albums, you can use:

    • Slideshare: Embed presentations, infographics, or documents in interactive slides.

    • Flickr: a helpful platform for embedding photo albums.

    • Juxtapose: a platform for embedding photo comparisons.

  • Document libraries: You can use EngagementHQ’s document library widget, but you can also use external document libraries such as ISSUU. This is helpful if they have specific interactive features you want to embed.

  • Maps: The EngagementHQ maps tool facilitates location-based engagement. You may want to present location information using third-party mapping services, such as:

    • Mapbox: a paid service that allows you to customize and design maps.

    • Intramaps: a paid service used throughout the ANZ region to manage location data.

    • Google Maps: a robust and free platform for embedding maps.

    • ESRI: a powerful GIS software for visualizing and analyzing location data.

  • Other: We’ve seen a few other embeds that provide supplemental content for your EngagementHQ site. You can use third-party platforms, such as:

    • Powr: provides a large range of customizable plugins, such as buttons, countdowns, or weather.

    • Timeline (by Knightlab): an open-source tool that allows you to build interactive timelines

    • Tockify: create customizable web calendars to embed in your site.

    • Riddle: create fun, interactive online quizzes to increase engagement.

We also have a range of useful integrations, which can help further your community engagements.

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