2.3.0 2017-07-14 10:19 UTC


Elgg 2.3


  • Search, upload and embed files on the spot
  • Search and embed all other registered object types on the spot
  • Embed URL previews and rich-media players
  • [admin] Embed buttons that match the site styles
  • [admin] Embed "insecure" HTML embeds (forms, calendars etc)


  • Upgrade for Elgg 2.3 has been sponsored by ApostleTree, LLC

Embed Popup Editor Player


The plugin supports the following shorcodes:

ebmed shortcode:

  • guid - GUID of an entity to embed

player shortcode:

  • url - URL of the player

button shortcode:

  • text - call to action
  • type - One of the following types action, submit, delete, cancel (these values only affect styling and do not carry any functional value)
  • url - URL to link to
  • target - Default self, blank or lightbox


[embed guid="555"]
[player url="http://youtube.com/893dkeie9"]
[button type="action" text="Read Terms" url="/terms" target="lightbox"]

Unlisted shortcode attributes will be parsed and passed to the view after sanitization, so extending plugins can add additional options.

By default, only shortcodes passed to output/longtext view will be expanded automatically. You can manually expand shortcodes using hypeapps_expand_embed_shortcodes($text).

You can strip shortcodes (e.g. when displaying a summary), using hypeapps_strip_embed_shortcodes($text).

Static assets

If you are using the same images across multiple posts, you may way to use static assets, as they allow you to take advantage of simplecache, thus offering better performance than file entities.

Create a folder in your dataroot /embed/ and place your image files in there, flush the caches, and you will see your images in the Assets tab of the embed lightbox window.