There are two ways to embed content, either by posting the URL as-is, or by using a [media] BBCode.
We use an extension, called MediaEmbed, that makes it possible to add any resource you see in the MediaEmbed Supported Sites list.
The process is the same in all cases. Start a new line in your post and paste in the URL for the media item you want. When you save the post… Shazam! This works equally well in reply posts too.
Here’s an example of a tweet. We’ve copied the URL for the tweet, pasted it below this paragraph, and when the post is saved, the tweet appears, presto-instantly:
Of course, not all of those sources of content will be appropriate here, and others may only be in special cases. Following are sources from the supported sites list that you may consider acceptable without question, as long as the content is on topic:
- GitHub Gist
- Google Drive
- Google Sheets
When in doubt, use your best judgement. Moderators will be watching and will remove anything off topic or too colorful.
Give media embedding a try. It’s a content magic show!
Note: If you are going to post a Vidme Channel link, make sure you post it the way it’s explained on the Links post. Or else it will automatically convert it and try to embed it as a video.
Polls may be a useful item in our discussions. You may notice Straw Poll is in the list of supported sites but not in our recommended list above. This is not to say you can’t try Straw Poll — we’ve not made a firm call on that yet — but their site is full of ad-injections and its appearance is less than inviting.
We recommend you create your polls in Twitter or Google+ then embed that poll’s URL. Done.