WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Embedding Kaltura Media

The following document will walk you through the steps required for embedding Kaltura media files in Pages and Posts in WiscWeb.

This document walks a user through the steps of finding and embedding Kaltura media into a Page or Post in the UW Theme. This document also assumes that you are the owner of, or have some administrator access to the media.


Users want to upload and embed media files to a streaming service. WiscWeb has customized this ability to make it easy to embed these types of media from the UW-Madison campus streaming solution, Kaltura.

Access Kaltura and Find Embed URL

Kaltura MediaSpace is a product UW-Madison uses to host and deliver media for educational use at UW-Madison.To find out more information regarding Kaltura and its use, please refer to these documents:

To find your embed URL, follow these steps:

  1. Upon logging in to Kaltura and accessing your media, scroll down and click on the Share tab

  2. In Share, click on the oEmbed tab.

    Share and oEmbed tabs visibly active for URL access

  3. Select and copy the URL in the oEmbed field.

Embedding Kaltura Media in Pages or Posts

Once you have accessed and copied the the share URL from Kaltura, navigate to your Page or Post in WordPress.

  1. Paste (Ctrl + V or Cmd + V) into a Text Block on your Page or Post

    A Text Block in WiscWeb showing the oEmbed code from Kaltura pasted into the block

  2. You will see the URL briefly in the Text Area, which will then be replaced by a preview of the media that you are embedding.

  3. In the situation where you are embedding an audio file, you may want to edit the height= parameter by clicking on the Text tab of your Text Block page element.

  4. Click Publish or Update on your page or post to commit your change.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • You will want to make sure your videos are published to at least the "Unlisted" setting. Videos set to "Private" will not display in WiscWeb.

  • Periodically, pasting in the oEmbed code will fail to bring up the video you wish to display. In these instances, we recommend the following action:
    • After selecting the oEmbed option in Kaltura, you should see some settings below the oEmbed URL that will allow for changes in display of the content

    • Scroll down to where it says "Player Size" and select a new size option

    • Copy that oEmbed URL and try pasting that in, instead

  • You may also want to try saving and closing out your editing window in WiscWeb and then reopening the page in edit mode. 

See Also:

Keywords:kaltura, video, videos, embed, integrate, embed, YouTube, options, audio, mp3, vimeo   Doc ID:110241
Owner:Jenna K.Group:WiscWeb CMS
Created:2021-04-14 08:37 CSTUpdated:2022-07-15 12:21 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, WiscWeb CMS
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