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A handy embed.ly client for jekyll users


A embed.ly client for Jekyll

This is a handy embed.ly client for people that use the static-site generator

How to install

  1. Make sure you have the json and domainatrix gems installed.
  2. Download the embedly.rb file and place it in the _plugins/ inside your Jekyll project directory.
  3. Go to the embed.ly site, register an account and get your API key.
  4. Add your site address to the referrer section e.g. 'localhost.com*' or 'www.mywebsite.com*'
  5. Edit your _config.yml as described below.
  6. Make use of the new embedly-Liquid tag somewhere on your site.
    E.g. {% embedly http://soundcloud.com/mightyoaksmusic/rainier %}
  7. Compile your site.

Please not that github-pages does not allow the use of plugins, if you want
to make use of this plugin, you have to compile your site yourself.

How to set up the _config.yml

First, pass in your newly acquired API key like so:

  api_key: abcdefg123456780cafebabe101cat44

You can further customize your embeds adding host-specific parameters.

  api_key: abcdefg123456780cafebabe101cat44

    color: 0066FF # SoundCloud specific parameter for colorful players
    width: 500px

    width: 500px

You can also pass along parameters to individual embeds, e.g.

{% embedly  http://soundcloud.com/mightyoaksmusic/rainier, color: 00FFFF %}
# Linebreaks are currently not supported :-/

For a list of supported parameters, please have a look at
embed.ly’s documentation as well as the documentation for the oEmbed
implementation of the specific hosts.

Provider specific parameters are currently not working properly across the
board. Please let me know what works and what doesn't.

Style your embeds

Your embed will be wrapped inside a div-tag that has classes matching the
embeds type, provider as well as the generic embed.


{% embedly  http://soundcloud.com/mightyoaksmusic/rainier %}

will result in

<div class="embed rich soundcloud">