Use new embed codes for HTML5 presentations that play everywhere

As part of our transition to HTML5, we are pleased to let you know that embedded presentations are now Flash-free. We have also made several other improvements to our embed code:

  • Embedded presentations can be viewed on iOS devices
  • New features in embedded presentations will be updated dynamically
  • The embed code is shorter and simpler
  • The embed has new Twitter and Facebook share buttons (we find that presentations with share buttons get shared 30% more)

Update your embed code to get all this goodness.

If you have embedded presentations on your own blog or website, here’s how to update the embed code:

  1. go to the embedded presentation’s page on SlideShare
  2. click on <>Embed at the top right of the player
  3. click on Copy to get your new embed code
  4. paste the code into your website html, replacing the old embed code

Your presentation will not change, but the embedded presentation will be kicked up a notch and the HTML5 will allow more viewers to see it.

If the presentations are embedded on someone else’s website or blog, it’s worth taking a minute to drop them a line and ask them to update, following the steps above. If an embedded presentation isn’t updated, no harm no foul. It will keep playing as before, but won’t have the advantages of HTML5.

Please note: If you have presentations embedded in a WordPress blog, hang on just a little while longer. The embed code for WordPress will be updated soon, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready.

We appreciate how you, the SlideShare Community, have worked with us and given great feedback about our HTML5 migration. Thanks!

18 Responses to “Use new embed codes for HTML5 presentations that play everywhere”

  1. Jaime Serrano

    Señor@s les felicito por esa iniciativa para la eduacación…
    Soy desarrollador en java y utilizo jquery para mis presentación en mis clases.
    Desde hoy utilizaré esta herramienta…
    Att. jm

  2. max caceres

    por favor se recomienda utilizar el idioma español para un mejor uso de esta posibilidad educativa. gracias

  3. Graeme Henchel

    I work in an environment where the <iframe codes do not work However the old <object tags work fine.
    There seems to be no way to generate the old code now on the slideshare site.
    On You Tube that also have the <iframe embed code but they provide a way of generating the old code for those (like me ) who need it until our environment catches up with html5. Can you help?

  4. TF28

    I doesn’t work here: Get a nessega e on my iPad: “This content cannot be viewed. …”

    Plus one question: Will you update your embed code plugin to the new format?


  5. Jorge Ubaldo

    Aunque hablamos un poco de inglés, personalmente me interesa más que todas estas grandes ayudas educativas nos lleguen en español, con mucho respeto y gracias.

  6. Mónica

    Opino del mismo modo que Max Caceres y Jorge Ubaldo. Sería significativo para nosotros que podamos acceder a estas noticia en el idioma español. Gracias.

  7. Lisa Peterson

    Thanks for the update! I’m hoping you can help…when I copy the new code into the HTML box on Joomla, it appears as a link on our page rather than the embedded presentation itself. What are we doing wrong?

    Appreciate your help!

  8. Rajeev Bala

    Hi Kit

    When a lead is captured on an embedded presentation, will the lead be reported along with the Page/domain on which the embed was made ?

  9. Jeff

    Hi there , Thanks so much for the new HTML5 codes, Also thanks heaps for all the support you have freely given when I was replacing all my old codes… It pays to keep up with technology I feel.

  10. Kyle

    Hi, Kit — Any word on updates for the WordPress embed codes? All the presentations embedded in my boss’s website have stopped working. I didn’t see anything current (later than 2011) about this in the help forums, so I’m guessing it’s an update issue. I’ll submit a request, but thought others might be interested in the answer also.