External Media block

Include your videos and media

What is it?

The External Media block will provide you with a way to embed media--video and sound clips--into your site via an external URL from the location where your media is hosted. Hosting location examples include YouTube and Vimeo. Once the block is created, it can be used one or multiple times in various locations throughout your site and will allow visitors to to play the media in-screen.

Where to use it

Technically, you can use it anywhere a block can be placed. That said, the External Media is ideal for home pages where independent components placed in standalone positions look great, or in sidebars or the top and bottom regions. If you would prefer to embed your media directly into the body of your content, consider using your WYSIWYG's insert media URL icon instead, located in the second bar, fourth from the left: Insert media URL

How to create an External Media block

  1. Navigate to Shortcuts > Blocks, OR on a specific page, use the Place block button in the upper right corner of the screen. Click on a region to bring up the system block menu selection dialogue box.
  2. Use the "filter by block name" box to locate 'External Media' from the list.
  3. Provide the required Block Description and Embed URL.
  4. Click Save to finish.

Demo of External Media added to a page

Steps to place your block

Please refer to the following write-ups to help you with the next steps of inserting your block in your content: