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Can I embed SlideShare presentations in Wordpress blogs? Which embed code should I use for my Wordpress blog?

Amit Ranjan
posted this on May 13, 2011, 4:47 AM

SlideShare presentations, documents and videos can be embedded in Wordpress blogs by following the steps below:

Embedding SlideShare in Wordpress.org (self-hosted blogs) 

  • If you are using Wordpress.org (i.e. you have a self-hosted version of Wordpress), just copy the embed code for Wordpress.org (which is the same as the default SlideShare embed code) in your blog post and publish it
  • If you are using the visual editor, you might face an issue copy/pasting the embed code in your blog post. If this happens, you should try to use the HTML editor instead

Embedding SlideShare in Wordpress.com (blogs hosted by Wordpress on their servers)

  • If you are using Wordpress.com (i.e. you have a blog that Wordpress is hosting for you on their servers), use the Wordpress.com short code instead of SlideShare's default embed code
  • If you are using the visual editor, you might face an issue copy/pasting the embed code in your blog post. In which case, you should try using the HTML editor instead
  • SlideShare does not support video embeds in Wordpress.com

If you are not certain whether you have a Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org blog, read this article

For advanced users: If you are an advanced Wordpress user, or a developer, then you can try out two other options:

Embed: If you have a Wordpress.org (self-hosted) blog, you can install the SlideShare embed plugin and directly use the SlideShare presentation URL to embed in your blog. Learn more here.

If you wish to use the Wordpress.com short code for embedding in your Wordpress.org blog, use this plugin (it is not created by SlideShare, but by an external developer, Joost de Valk).



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I tried the shortcode in my wordpress.com blog, and the player is indeed embedded, but then says:

"Oops, this slide did not convert properly hence cannot be displayed."

I don't know where the problem is: The video is visible in Slideshare, and if embedded from YouTube it shows up in the blog too .

Any ideas?

May 13, 2011, 9:05 AM
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Amit Ranjan



Video embeds in Wordpress.com will not work at present. This is a known issue.We are working to resolve this.

This was not mentioned earlier in the FAQ... now it has been updated.

May 13, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Thx for quick response! Is this a matter of weeks or months?

May 13, 2011, 10:56 AM
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Amit Ranjan

Hopefully weeks. This has to be done by Wordpress (since they completely control wordpress.com), not SlideShare. We will reach out to them.

May 13, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Hello Amit,

Any progress with this issue? 


May 18, 2011, 10:46 AM
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Hi - I have a wordpress.com blog and I´m trying to embed a slide show to present a homepage for my client - I´m doing volontary data work for my political party. I get the slide show embedded, thats no problem, but it´s too large. Even if i press different option sizes the code for wordpress.com doesn´t change as the wordpress.org and old embed link do. If I tyr to embed them there is no slide show only letters and a link to the slide show. 

I urgently need help - my client is waiting.

Many thanks, Helena in Sweden.

May 19, 2011, 1:17 AM
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Abigail Bacon

I uploaded a ppt presentation to SlideShare and used the WP embed code and put it in the html editor. It's still showing up in the html editor after I update the page, but the page itself is totally blank. Any ideas?



May 20, 2011, 6:06 AM
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@helena @abigail sounds to me that you have the same problem as me: embedding slideshare in wordpress.com (hosted) obviously doesn't work yet. you see a placeholder, but no slideshow. see amit's comments above.

May 22, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Abigail Bacon

@MicrolearningOrg - I thought that was only a problem with videos.

May 23, 2011, 5:04 AM
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@brownmackielibrary oh, sorry. you are right, of course. it's only a problem with videos. (slides work fine for me.)

May 26, 2011, 5:16 AM
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Slides are not working in my Wordpress's blog... :(


June 14, 2011, 5:24 PM
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Thank you for your article Amit and for your responce! http://www.signalsforex.org/

August 14, 2011, 1:22 PM
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