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WCMS, version 8

Inserting External Media

Some examples of types of external media that you can insert in the WYSIWYG field:

  • YouTube
  • HTML5 Audio
  • HTML5 Video
  • Flash
  • Quicktime
  • Iframe

The external media must be stored outside of the WCMS and accessible over the web. You will need to have either the media's sharing URL or the embed code provided by the web site where the media is stored.

If your external media is a video, you must add captions so that it will comply with accessibility guidelines.

To Insert External Media

Step 1
Select a page, and click the Pencil icon to edit it

Step 2
On the WYSIWYG toolbar, click the "Insert/edit media" button icon

Step 3
On the site where you stored your media, copy its sharing URL. Then, in Cascade, paste the URL into the dialog field labeled "Source." If the URL starts with "http://" change it to "https://" by adding the letter "s". Then click on the Ok button.

Note: If you do not have a URL for sharing, but you have embed code instead, then click on the tab labeled "Embed" in the dialog and paste the embed code into this field. Change "http://" to "https://, as described above.

Step 4
Click Save & Preview and Submit.