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How to insert a SlideShare slideshow into your website and share it with the world

 October 28, 2013
by Flavio Mester

As you may know, Your Web Department offers a nifty Image Gallery tool that lets you create and customize interactive image slideshows. But sometimes it may be interesting to simply upload a slideshow to your website that you created in PowerPoint for instance and share it with the largest number of people possible.

Your Web Department now integrates seamlessly with SlideShare, the world's largest community for sharing presentations. You can easily insert any slideshows uploaded there – either by you or by others – into your YWD website. Here’s how.

First, go to to http://www.slideshare.net and select the slideshow you’d like to add to your website. In this example, we will not be showing how you can upload your own slideshow there, but it’s pretty straightforward. By the way, creating an account there is free (they also offer paid plans with additional features).

SlideShare

Click the slideshow’s Share button:

SlideShare - share button

Highlight and copy the contents of the URL field:

SlideShare - URL

Now go to your website’s back-end in Your Web Department, to the page where you’d like to insert the slideshow. You’ll be using a Word Processor content block for that (either an existing one or new). Click the Insert YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, etc. icon:

YouTube icon

Although it’s most frequently used to insert YouTube videos, this tool is now extremely versatile and can handle a multitude of other services, including SlideShare. Paste the URL you just copied there, click OK and save.

Word Processor - Embed Content

That’s it! Preview your page, and the slideshow will automatically appear there. Enjoy.

SlideShare example


Flavio Mester

Flavio Mester is a graphic designer as well as a systems analyst (in a distant life he was an architect). A founding partner of Your Web Department, he's responsible for the design and development of all the YWD website management platform interfaces.
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