SmugMug Embed

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The SmugMug Embed block helps to embed images from on your page or blog post. All you need to embed a SmugMug image is a SmugMug image URL. You do not need a SmugMug account to embed images.

Screenshot of  SmugMug

Steps To Embed SmugMug Images on your Page or Post

1. Choose an Image from and find image URL

Search for an image from and select any image to embed on a page or post.

Screenshot of  SmugMug

After choosing an image we want on our page or post, copy its URL from the address bar of our browser.

 2. Copy the image URL

The correct URL to copy to use the embed block

3. Add a SmugMug Embed block to your post or page

Adding the SmugMug block

Detailed instructions on adding blocks

4. Paste the URL in the text box 

Embed option for the SmugMug block to paste the URL.

5. Click the “Embed” button 

 A preview won’t be displayed.

Embed content for this block cannot be previewed in the editor

If we use an URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.”

You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert it to a link.

Example of a URL that cannot be embedded. Two options are presented, try again or convert to link.

6. Click on “Preview” to see how it will look

Preview of the embedded SmugMug post within the WordPress editor.

Block Toolbar

Block Toolbar with options available for the SmugMug Block.

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the SmugMug Embed block shows four buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Change alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More Options. 

Transform to:

Options to transform the SmugMug block to Paragraph, or Group.

You can transform a SmugMug Embed block to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the SmugMug embed.

Editor view of an SmugMug Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Editor view of an SmugMug Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
SmugMug embed with a Cream background.
SmugMug embed with a Gray background.
Alignment options for the block: wide width, full width, align left, align center, and align right.


  • Align left – Make the SmugMug post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the SmugMug post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the  SmugMug post align right
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – extend the SmugMug post to cover the full width of the screen.

“Wide width” and “Full width” alignment need to be enabled by the Theme of your site. 

Edit URL

Via the edit URL, you can change the SmugMug URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button

Editing the block URL via the "edit" option.

More Options:

These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.

Read about these and other settings.

Block Settings

Besides the Advanced section, the SmugMug embed has only one setting in the “Block Settings” sidebar: Media Settings.

Media settings for the embed block with the toggle OFF/ON for resizing on smaller devices.

Via the Media Settings you can control the behavior of your post embed when viewed from a smaller device, like on a phone screen.

The Toggle switch turns on or off the resize functionality for smaller devices. The default setting is “on” or blue.

“Off:” This embed may not preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. In the off position the toggle switch is gray.

“On:” This embed will preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. The toggle switch turns blue in the “On” position.


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.


  • Updated 2023-01-26
    • Updated for formatting consistency
  • Updated 2022-11-25
    • Removed redundant content
    • Aligned images for mobile view
    • Added alt text to images
  • Updated “More Options” sections: replaced screenshot and added text for “Move to” and “Copy”
  • Updated 2020-08-20
    • Updated 5.5 Screenshots
  • Updated 2020-08-19
    • Replaced “More Options” – new screenshot
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Update 2020-08-10
    • Removed mention of ‘reusable blocks’ and added standard blocks
    • Added Changelog Box
  • Created 2020-07-02

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