PS: Join our free weekly interactive Issuu Academy Workshop (North America) or Issuu Academy Workshop (EU) for a live demo on customizing your Issuu reader when embedding and interact with our Customer Success Team.
You can tailor your readers' experience by applying our Issuu embed feature to your website. It gives you an opportunity to see - how your Issuu content appears on your website or blog with plenty of options to customize such as size, background color, logo and more. Embedding is a great way to engage your readers and appeal to new audience.
NOTE: Embed feature is not available on Basic/Free plan anymore. It is available only on our paid plans - Starter, Premium and Optimum. So, users on Basic plan will not have the ability to create embeds.
If you are on Basic/Free plan, GET EMBED CODE button is disabled.
If you are a Basic plan user, your existing Embeds will not be working anymore from November 25, 2019. This means if publications are embedded on your website, then embeds will be greyed out for readers and they will be sent to Issuu.com in order to read your publications.
See this guide to get more information about accessing embed widget.
Short Introduction on Embedding Content
Following customization options are available on all paid plans Starter, Premium and Optimum:
1. Responsiveness and size
Change the size of the embed. If you select the RESPONSIVE WIDTH button, the embed will be mobile friendly.
2. Background Color
Change the background color of your embed when it is not in full-screen mode.
You will see a color palette extracted according to cover page of your publication.
3. Start page
Choose the starting page of the publication.
4. Page Layout - Single/double page spread
You have the ability to set the publication to be viewed as either a single or double page spread.
5. Autoflip Pages
To turn pages of your publication automatically, select Autoflip Pages.
NOTE: As you change different variables, your Embed Reader preview will automatically update.
Further customization options are available only on Premium/Optimum plans:
1. Remove Issuu branding
2. Promote your publications
3. Hide share button
If you want to prohibit sharing, you can hide share button.
4. Background color
You can change background color in the full-screen reader.
You have an option to add your own company logo in your embed, effectively bringing more focus to your business.
NOTE: Logo images are shown only in full-screen and on shareable full-screen page.
You can also use this website to generate logos - https://postimages.org/
You can use Google drive as well as described here: https://www.lmeservices.com/share-google-drive-files-via-url/
6. Background image
You can also add a background image. You can either choose to have the picture start from the top left or have it stretched out.
NOTE: Background images are shown only in full-screen and on shareable full-screen page.
NOTE: Images and logos must be hosted online only in .JPG or .PNG format.
NOTE: When you are done with customizations of the embed in the embed UI, you need to copy the embed code and paste it on your website. If you don't copy it, the UI will reset the embed customizations to default when you will leave the UI.