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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.

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.

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

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

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

4. Paste the URL in the text box 

5. Click the “Embed” button 

 A preview won’t be displayed.

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.

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

Block Toolbar

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

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

Transform to:

You can transform a SmugMug embed 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
SmugMug embed with a Gray background.


  • 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 Embed URL in the embed block. 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

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

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  • 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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