Inserting Media

Inserting media into pages on your website provides additional interest and value for your web visitors. There are five types of media: links, images, videos, audio, and documents.

Using Links

To add a link, highlight the text you want to link, then click the Link icon. You can now choose whether it will be an External Link or an Internal Link.

External links lead to websites outside of your website’s domain. Internal links lead to other pages within your website. As an example, if you write a blog post and want to reference a previous post you wrote, you can use an internal link to drive traffic to the previous post. To add an internal link, click the “My Sites” tab. You may then select which page within your domain the link will point to by using the “Search Pages” box.

If you want to direct your web visitors to a site outside of your website, use the External URL tab.

Here, you can add the URL of the address you’d like to link to as well as adding the text that will appear as the hyperlink. When you’re done adding the URL and link text, click “Insert.”

Using Images

Images must first be added to your Media Library before they can be inserted into a webpage. Once they’re in your library, you can insert them into pages by clicking on the Image icon.

When you click on the Image icon, you’ll see your media library.

From here, you can search all of the available images or you can search by the image title by clicking “Search Media Library.”

Find the image you want to use. When you click on it, you’ll be taken to a new menu. Here, you can change the size of the image as well as its position on the page.

If you’d like your image to take up the full width of the page, with text above and below it, select “Inline” from the Position drop-down menu. If you select “Float Left,” the image will shift to the left and text will wrap around it. If you select “Float Right,” the image will shift right and text will wrap around it.

You can add captions by filling in the “Caption” field. This will allow you to add a text description underneath your image.

The “Alternate Text” box is used to help search engines understand your image. To add Alternate Text, click on the box and provide a quick description of the image.

If you’d like the image to take web visitors to another page when they click on it, use the “Link Image To” box to add the URL that will be associated with the clickable image.

Using Videos

Videos can be added from two sources: YouTube, or your video library.

Adding A Video From YouTube

To add a video from YouTube, you’ll need a video ID. A video ID comes from the URL of the video that you want to add. Here’s an example URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0DPdy98e4c

To find the video ID, find the text that follows the symbol “v=”. Here is the same URL with the video ID highlighted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0DPdy98e4c

The video ID for this URL is C0DPdy98e4c. After clicking on the “Video” icon, copy and paste the video ID into the box called, “YouTube ID.” The video should now appear when the page is published.

To choose the position and size of your video, adjust the size (in pixels) and position from the drop-down menus. You can also choose to show related YouTube videos. We recommend leaving this box unchecked, as your competitor’s videos may be featured here.

Note: Within the content editor of the LawLytics control panel, you will only see a gray box that says “Embedded Video.”

Adding A Video From Your Media Library

To add a video from your Media Library, you must upload the video to your Media Library first. You may then insert the video from your library. You can search for videos from your Media Library by clicking on the Video icon in the Content Editor toolbar. Select the video you’d like to insert, choose its size and position from the appropriate drop-down menus, and click “Insert.”

Using Audio

LawLytics does not directly support audio-only insertions. However, it is still possible to insert audio files. To add an audio file to a page, upload your audio file to your Media Library.

In order to insert the audio file, you will need to use a Free Form Widget. In the body of the Free Form Widget, paste the following:

<audio controls>
  <source src=" Source Link Here">
  <p>Your browser does not support the HTML5 audio element.</p>
</audio>

Note the bolded text in the code above that reads, “Source Link Here.” You’ll find the Source Link for your audio file from your Media Library. 

Adding Documents

Your LawLytics control panel supports inserting PDF and Word documents directly onto your page. PDF Documents will open in a new tab, while Word documents will be downloadable.

To add a document, make sure that the document is uploaded to your media library, first.

Once the document is uploaded, navigate to the page where the document will be added.

Click the “Image” icon in the toolbar. A pop-up window will appear. On the left side, you’ll find a menu titled, “Insert.” Click on “Document.”

Select the document that you want to insert from your Media Library. Select its position on the page. You may also add an optional caption. When you’re done, click “Insert.”

Once inserted, the document will be visually outlined on your page and provide web visitors with a clickable link to access it. The look of the inserted image will vary in each LawLytics layout, but the inserted document will look something like this:

If you have questions about inserting media, please call us at (800) 713-0161 during our regular business hours or email us at [email protected].