Social Media

In addition to embedding videos, it is also possible to embed content from social media networks, the University Bulletin, and more external content sources.

 

Embedding posts from Instagram can add visual interest and encourage your website visitors to also follow and interact with your office via your Instagram account.

At this time, Instagram only offers the ability to embed a single post at a time.

  • Posts must be public in order to be visible on your website.
  • You can embed posts from your account or from someone else's account as long as the post is public.
  • The username of the post-owner will display alongside links back to their profile.
  • Displaying the caption is optional.

A sample Instagram embedded post from the George Washington University's Instagram account:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood ☀️

A post shared by George Washington University (@gwuniversity) on

Embed a Post from Instagram

  1. Copy the embed code on the desired Instagram post
  2. Back in GW Drupal, click on the Source button on the WYSIWYG text editor
  3. Place your cursor in the spot you'd like the Instagram post to display
  4. Paste in the embed code
  5. Publish and Save the content

You should now see the Instagram post on your website.

Twitter provides a great platform for sharing news and messages alongside images and videos. It's a great way to include your website visitors in the organic - and often fast-paced - conversations that Twitter encourages.

Twitter offers the ability to embed a single Tweet or a full Timeline (aka "a feed") on your website.

  • Tweets and Timelines must be public in order to display on your website.
  • You can embed public Tweets and Timelines from your own account or someone else's account.
  • The username of the Tweet- or Timeline-owner will display, alongside links back to their profile.

A sample embedded Tweet from the George Washington University's Twitter account @GWtweets:

Embed a Tweet or Timeline from Twitter

  1. First copy the code to embed a Tweet or to embed a Twitter Timeline from Twitter
  2. Back in GW Drupal, click on the Source button on the WYSIWYG text editor
  3. Place your cursor in the spot you'd like the Tweet or Timeline to display
  4. Paste in the embed code
  5. Publish and Save the content

You should now see the Tweet or Timeline on your website.

Important note: if the Tweet includes emojis, such as the painter's palette in the sample Tweet, be sure to delete them from the embed code. GW Drupal cannot render emojis from the Source code, and may throw an error message or fail to properly display the Tweet. The emoji will be restored on the front end, embedded display.

Facebook connects millions of people across the world, and offers a powerful way to share and foster conversations around stories, videos and photos with your community.

At this time, Facebook only offers the ability to embed single posts on your website.

  • Posts must be public in order to display on your website.
  • You can embed public posts from your own account or from someone else's Page or account.
  • The username of the post-owner will display, alongside links back to their profile.

A sample embedded post from the George Washington University's Facebook page:


Embed a Post from Facebook

  1. You must be logged into Facebook on a computer
  2. Find the post you'd like to embed and copy its embed code
  3. Back in GW Drupal, click on the Source button on the WYSIWYG text editor
  4. Place your cursor in the spot you'd like the Facebook post to display
  5. Paste in the embed code
  6. Publish and Save the content

You should now see the Facebook post on your website.

More Sharing Options

Looking to add Like and Share buttons to your website? Facebook offers instructions on their developers support site to further extend the sharing experience between their platform and your website.

Social Media Sidebar

Finally, the GW Drupal Classic theme also has a Social Media content type and Sidebar content set that can be used to display linked icons for various social media networks.

Social Media at GW

Looking for tips on how to use social media platforms? Our digital strategy team is happy to help!

Social Media Strategy