Kickstarter Embed

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With the Kickstarter Embed block, you can embed Kickstarter projects into your posts and pages. You don’t need a Kickstarter account to be able to embed projects.

Embedded Kickstarter Project:

Steps to Embed Kickstarter Projects:

  1. Find the Project you want to embed on Kickstarter.com, and click “Share this project”
Finding the Share this project option for a Kickstarter project.
  1. Click the “Embed” link to copy the URL
Finding the Embed option for a Kickstarter project.
  1. Find the “Project short link” and copy the URL
Finding the Project short link for a Kickstarter project.
  1. Add a Kickstarter Embed Block to your post/page

Kickstarter option in the WordPress block list.

Detailed instructions on adding blocks

  1. Paste the Kickstarter Project link from step 3
Kickstarter URL option for the Kickstarter Embed block.
  1. Click the “Embed” button

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

Embed preview for the Kickstarter embed block.

If you use a 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 to link.

Error message shown with invalid URL for the Kickstarter Embed block.

Block Toolbar

Block toolbar for the Kickstarter Embed block.

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the Kickstarter embed shows four buttons:

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

Transform to

Transform options for the Kickstarter Embed block.

You can transform a Kickstarter embed to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background and text color around the Kickstarter embed.

Group settings for the Kickstarter Embed block.

Change Alignment – use reusable Block

Alignment options for the Kickstarter Embed block.
  • Align left – Make the Kickstarter embed post-left-aligned.
  • Align center – Make the Kickstarter embed post alignment centered.
  • Align right – Make the Kickstarter embed post-align-right.
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the Kickstarter embed post beyond the content size.
  • Full width – extend the Kickstarter embed 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 Kickstarter embed URL in the embed block. To overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” button.

Edit URL for the Kickstarter Embed Block.

More Options

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

More options for the Kickstarter Embed block.

Read about these and other settings.

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Media Settings

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.

Advanced

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.

Advanced options for the Kickstarter Embed block.

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Changelog

  • Updated 2022-11-23
    • Removed redundant content
    • Aligned images for mobile view
  • Updated 2022-10-28
  • Updated 2020-08-17
    • Updated 5.5 screenshots
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Created 2020-06-25

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