Toggle embeds in your post with more/less

Iframely lets you configure many of the providers for your account just the way you need. Most common ones are simple checkboxes in your API settings, whereas less common fine-tunings can be done quickly by our support team.

In addition, your users may toggle the embedding settings for individual URL to get exact variant they need for their specific post:

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It is done by adding query-string command direclty inside the URL. This "More/Less" feature is designed primarily for CMS customers who need embeds via a text editor. If you would like to disable this feature for your users, do so in your settings.

Add more/less query-string parameter to your URL

When you get an embed preview, it is the one that follows account's default settings. If you would like to have another variant of the embed, try replacing it with slightly different URL. Type this Iframely-speficic parameter at the end of the URL you try to embed:

  • ?iframely=more to get a variant with more details in the emebd
  • ?iframely=less to get a variant with less details
  • If URL has ? in it already, add Iframely toggle command as &iframely=

For example, Vimeo's video vimeo.com/141567420 will become vimeo.com/141567420?iframely=less. YouTube has ? in their URLs, so you need to add Iframely command as & instead: youtube.com/watch?v=R7OxTxAvvLw&iframely=less

What the authors can toggle

Post authors can override the following options:

  • Caption on/off inside Instagram posts
  • Twitter video-only embed, or full post
  • Number of tweets in Twitter timelines
  • Plain Facebook video, or a full post with the message
  • Classic horizontal player for SoundCloud or Bandcamp
  • Activate or disable click-to-play for many videos (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) or GIFs (GIF images, or, say, Giphy and Gfycat). Particularly useful if there are many videos in the post
  • Bigger or smaller players for Bandcamp
  • A full or short version of Iframely summary cards

We monitor the use of iframely=more/less toggle and add more providers as people need it. If you need something more quickly, simply let us know.

Examples

Twitter video embeds:

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The parent message for Facebook comments and Twitter replies

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Visual or sound version for SoundCloud and Bandcamp players:

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Click-to-play for videos:

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And GIFs:

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Use bigger or a smaller card for articles:

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And here's the reason Iframely has Instagram's caption hidden by default:

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