Media shortcodes

In conjunction with the media library, you can insert shortcodes into questions and answers, allowing you to show content from third-party websites in your Crowdsignal.com polls, surveys, and quizzes. For example, you may wish to display a YouTube video, or show a document stored on Scribd.

Shortcodes begin and end with a square brace, and always contain a shortcode name, followed by some information:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpozspIMH9E]

You can insert a shortcode directly into the note of a question by clicking on its Media button, or into an HTML snippet question. Note that most shortcodes are only available when viewing a survey from a web browser.

Crowdsignal supports the following services. A shortcode example appears next to each service, as well as a link to a support page.

Video

YouTube
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzytYXzFK7c]

VideoPress:
[wpvideo w0MiG12E]

Full details can be found on this support page.

Dailymotion
[dailymotion id=x8oma9]

Full details can be found on this support page.

Vimeo
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/240975]

Full details can be found on this support page

Flickr
[flickr video=http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaddles/2402990826]

Full details can be found on this support page.

Howcast
[howcast url='http://www.howcast.com/videos/386282-How-To-See-Manhattanhenge' height='240' width='360']

You can get the shortcode by clicking on share on a Howcast page, then selecting WordPress.com

Document Services

Slideshare

[slideshare id=793272&doc=the-four-seasons-pictures-1227773035671604-9&w=425]

Slideshare can be used to embed presentations, documents, and PDF files. Full details of the Slideshare shortcode can be found on this support page.

Audio Services

SoundCloud

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120718413" params="" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

The SoundCloud shortcode has to be 200 characters or less. Full details of the SoundCloud shortcode can be found on this support page.

Other Services

Scribd

[scribd id=21398783 key=key-220tonsx39havwnvj3mb]

Full details of the Scribd shortcode can be found on this support page.

Google Maps

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=San+Francisco,+CA&sll=43.469466,-83.998504&sspn=0.01115,0.025942&g=San+Francisco,+CA&ie=UTF8&z=12&iwloc=addr&ll=37.808156,-122.402458&output=embed&s=AARTsJp56EajYksz3JXgNCwT3LJnGsqqAQ&w=425&h=350%5D

The URL is the URL of the Google map, as found by clicking on link on the Google map page, then copying the email or IM code.