Scribd Embed

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By using the Scribd embed block, you can embed various articles, e-books, research papers into your posts and pages. You don’t need a Scribd account to embed an article, although it needs to be public.

Embedded Scribd article 

Steps to Embedding a track from Scribd

  1. Click on the document that you want to embed in your post/page & subsequently click on the “Embed” option
  1. After clicking on the “Embed” option, a pop-up will appear with several options

It contains several options for you to choose from. Here you can choose the size of your article/e-book, choose the page number it starts from, as well as see a preview of your document.

  1. After altering the options in the pop-up as per your needs, copy the URL on the top of this pop-up
  1. Add a Scribd Embed block to your page/post
  1. Paste the URL copied from the Scribd Embed option in the text box
  1. Click the “Embed” button. If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor itself .

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

In that case you’ll have two choices: Try again with a different URL or Convert to link.

7. Click on “Preview” to see how it will look on the front-end

Block Toolbar Block Toolbar

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

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

Transform to:

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

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Left: Editor view of a Scribd Embed as a group with Color Settings controls

Right: Scribd embed with a pink background.

Change Alignment – use reusable Block 

  • Align left – Make the Scribd post left aligned
  • Align center – Make the Scribd post alignment centered
  • Align right – Make the Scribd post align right
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
  • Full width – extend the Scribd 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 Scribd Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.

More Options:

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Block Settings  Block Settings 

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

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.


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.


  • Created 2020-07-27