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Embedding external media


This article explains how to embed an approved external media item into a content page in Pangea CMS.

You can embed external media on any text-based content page in Pangea CMS. This includes articles, feature stories, and other content types available via New > Content in the top menu.


NOTE: The screenshots in this article show the Article edit screen. However, the steps also apply for other text-based content.

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Check the approved external media items

To find a full list of approved media items:

  1. Click the Insert Embed Content icon.
  2. Select External media.
  3. Click the Allowed external media panel.

You see a full list of the approved media items. For each item, check the following details:

  • (A): The icon for the media platform.
  • (B): The specific item type that can be embedded. For some platforms, multiple different item types can be embedded.
  • (C): Details about the specific embed code or URL that is needed to embed the item.



Get embed code

Before you can embed an approved media item, you need to retrieve the embed code. You can normally find the embed code via the website for the media platform.

The following external articles explain how to retrieve an embed code via some popular media platforms:

For other media platforms, we recommend checking the platform's support site for information on how to retrieve the embed code.




Embed external media

After you get the embed code, follow the steps below to embed the external media item:

  1. Position the cursor where you want to embed the external media item.
  2. Click the Insert Embed Content icon.
  3. Select External media.
  4. Paste the embed code into the External media URL or embed code box, and click Attach. Paste the code using either method below:
    • Windows: On your keyboard, press the Ctrl key and V key simultaneously.
    • Mac: On your keyboard, press the ⌘ Command key and V key simultaneously.

You see a gray box with the text {Snippet} where the external media item is embedded. You can check how the item will look on the published page using the Preview options in the left panel.




Examples of embedded external media items

Examples of approved external media items are available below:

An embedded YouTube video:


An embedded Facebook post:


An embedded map from Google Maps:


An embedded GIF from GIPHY:


An embedded SoundCloud track:




Further recommendations

The following articles might be helpful:

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