Embedding Third Party Script To A Blog Post
July 28, 2016
Adding third-party scripts to a blog post can help enhance your content and Typepad allows you to add HTML and embedding in your post. You can add things like an image from Flickr, a pin from Pinterest, a tweet from Twitter, or a comment from Reddit. When sharing any type of embedded HTML code in to a post, make sure you have switched to the HTML editor tab in the compose page:
Adding embedded script in the Rich Text editor will only display the actual code as text when you publish your post. You know you're in the HTML editor as your content will appear as plain text:
When adding third party script to a blog post using the HTML editor, you may notice a couple of things. First, you may not see your code in action in the Rich Text editor or in a Preview window. This is normal and there's no need to worry. Some script is set up to only display once it is published. An alternative to switching to the HTML editor is clicking the "Source code" button located between the Fullscreen and Restore buttons.
If you are adding embedded script to your blog post, we recommend not switching between the Rich Text and HTML editors when drafting your post. Due to the nature of the coding, trying to view it in the Rich Text editor can strip some of the code so when it comes time to publish your post, it may not display properly. Just make sure you copy and paste the embed code entirely with all it's closing tags to ensure it will display properly.