WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Embedding Kaltura Media

The following document will walk you through the steps required for embedding Kaltura media files in Pages and Posts in WiscWeb.

This document walks a user through the steps of finding and embedding Kaltura media into a Page or Post in the UW Theme. This document also assumes that you are the owner of, or have some administrator access to the media.

Issue

Users want to upload and embed media files to a streaming service. WiscWeb has customized this ability to make it easy to embed these types of media from the UW-Madison campus streaming solution, Kaltura.

Access Kaltura and Find Embed URL

Kaltura MediaSpace is a product UW-Madison uses to host and deliver media for educational use at UW-Madison.To find out more information regarding Kaltura and its use, please refer to these documents:

To find your embed URL, follow these steps:

  1. Upon logging in to Kaltura and accessing your media, scroll down and click on the Share tab

  2. In Share, click on the oEmbed tab.

    Share and oEmbed tabs visibly active for URL access

  3. Select and copy the URL in the oEmbed field.

Embedding Kaltura Media in Pages or Posts

Once you have accessed and copied the the share URL from Kaltura, navigate to your Page or Post in WordPress.

  1. Paste (Ctrl + V or Cmd + V) into a Text Block on your Page or Post

    A Text Block in WiscWeb showing the oEmbed code from Kaltura pasted into the block

  2. You will see the URL briefly in the Text Area, which will then be replaced by a preview of the media that you are embedding.

  3. In the situation where you are embedding an audio file, you may want to edit the height= parameter by clicking on the Text tab of your Text Block page element.

  4. Click Publish or Update on your page or post to commit your change.

Troubleshooting Tips

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