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Automatic Embeds: Top 25 Features For Users

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September 4, 2013

Over the next couple of weeks we are sharing 25 reasons why users love a community built on Vanilla’s cloud platform. The eighth feature is:

Automatic Embeds

Vanilla Forums recognizes many social media website urls and will automatically embed the content in the forum for you. All a user needs to do is grab the url of a supported website and the rich content appears. Here is an example:


Below are the current services we support for automatic embed:

Here is how the Twitter URL will look when posted:

Twitter Emed
A user posts this url in a comment box: The result is a Vine that can be watched right in the forum:

Saw an awesome YouTube Video? All a user needs to do is grab the YouTube url: The result? A video right in the forum:


You can paste a Vimeo URL: The result will look like this:


Found something cool you want to share from Pinterest? Paste a url: and the end result?


Have an awesome shot from Instagram? Grab it using " Copy share url" or on the desktop just grab the pics url. It will look like this: The end result in the forum will be as below:


For more awesome features check out the full list of features users love about Vanilla Forums.


Adrian Speyer

Written by Adrian Speyer

Adrian Speyer is the Head of Community and Lead Evangelist for Vanilla by Higher Logic. Besides spending many years in digital marketing, Adrian has been building communities of all sizes for over 20 years.


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