Embedding Social Media on Custom Status Portals

Embedding social media feeds on a custom status portal can be an integral part of engaging with applicants. Social media feeds can be added to a custom Applicant Status Portal using static content blocks. 

Note: Widget providers are third-party applications and are not hosted, maintained by, nor affiliated with Technolutions.

Adding a Static Content Block

Drag and drop a Static Content block to the location where a social media feed should reside. Most institutions include this block on the right side of a two column layout. 

Important

Only use one static content block per social media feed.
Facebook

Copy and paste the following code in the Source Code of the static content block. More information can be found on the Facebook page plugin site.

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title></title>
</head>
<body>
<iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"
src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http://www.facebook.com/XXXXXXXXXX&amp;
width=300&amp;colorscheme=light&amp;show_faces=false&amp;stream=true&amp;header=false&amp;
height=879" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:300px; height:879px;"></iframe>
</body>
</html>

Important

Be sure to replace XXXXXXXXXX  with the URL of the Facebook page you would like to appear. You can also change the width and height of the feed if desired.
Twitter

Copy and paste the following code in the Source Code of the static content block:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title></title>
</head>
<body>
<a class="twitter-timeline" data-height="750" data-theme="light"
href="https://twitter.com/XXXXXXXXXX?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">Tweets by Slate University</a>
<script async="" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"
type="text/javascript"></script>
</body>
</html>

Important

Be sure to replace XXXXXXXXXX  with the handle of the Twitter account you would like to appear. You can also customize the text that appears (Tweets by Slate University) and the height of the feed if desired. 
Instagram

Institutions will need to use a widget provider such as Snapwidget or Lightwidget

Once an institution has code from a widget provider, copy and paste the following code in the Source Code of the static content block. 

<!-- SnapWidget -->
<iframe width="320" height="240" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;
width: 
307px; height: 432px;" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0"
scrolling="no" src="http://snapwidget.com/
XXXXXXXXXX"></iframe>

<!-- LightWidget WIDGET -->
<script src="//lightwidget.com/widgets/lightwidget.js"></script>
<iframe src="//lightwidget.com/widgets/XXXXXXXXXX.html"
scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true" class="lightwidget-widget"
style="width: 100%; border: 0; overflow: hidden;"></iframe>

Important

Be sure to replace XXXXXXXXXX  with the code for your institution's Instagram account and provided by the third party widget provider. You can also customize the width and height if desired.
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