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With the Issuu Embed block, you can embed your published content and magazines from Issuu into your posts and pages. You need an Issuu account to be able to embed contents from Issuu into your posts or pages.

Embedded Issuu content:

Steps to Embed Issuu content:

  1. Go to to create your account and contents

  1. Create your contents, use share to grab the embed URL or shearable link

  1. Add an Issuu Embed Block to your post/page

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

  1. Paste the Issuu content link from step 2
  1. Click the “Embed” button

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

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.

Block Toolbar

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

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

Transform to

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

Editor view of a Issuu Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Issuu Embed with a red background.

Change Alignment – use reusable Block

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

More Options:

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.


Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.


Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert Before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert After

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move To

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the embed block.

Add to Reusable blocks

Using the Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.


Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Block

With the Remove Block option, you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block 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.

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  • Updated 2020-08-17
    • Updated 5.5 screenshot
    • Updated “Move to” and “Copy” section under “More Options”
  • Updated 2020-07-25
    • Uploaded image for issuu embed with red background
  • Created 2020-07-19

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