Embedding content in your start.me pages

Embedding content in your start.me pages

The Embed widget is the best way to embed webpage or other information into your start page. This way, your start page will become more informative and interesting. It’s especially useful for shared pages, but will help with your personal pages too. Here’s what you need to know. 

Embed webpage instructions

Example page with embedded YouTube video
Example page with embedded YouTube video

Let’s suppose you want to embed a YouTube video to your start page. Here’s what you do:

  1. Go to the YouTube video you want to embed.
  2. Click the Share button.
  3. Click copy to copy the URL of the video.
  4. Open the start.me page you want to add a video to. Click the Add content button (+ icon in the header).
  5. Select Embed content

  6. Paste the URL of the video you’ve just copied (e.g. https://youtu.be/ZQOGOMYm6UQ). You only need the link, you don’t have to use the iFrame to make this work.
  7. Click Done to confirm.

Other websites to embed

Since we launched the new Embed content widget back in 2014, it has become a staple of many start.me pages. With this widget, you can start embedding content from other sites in a snap.

Here’s a list of some of your options:

  • YouTube videos.
  • New Relic or Google Sheet chart.
  • Pinterest Post or Board.
  • Facebook Post.
  • Tweet.

The number of use cases is virtually endless. Which one is your favorite? We’d love to know! Please write us a comment, and we’ll reply as soon as possible.

Oh, and if you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help. Our support team is always ready to help.


5 Replies to “Embedding content in your start.me pages”

    1. Hi Jordan, That’s a great question! It’s not really possible to embed a Google SERP page onto your start.me page. You can, however, enter the same search term into the Google Alert website, https://www.google.com/alerts, and convert it to a Google Alert. The next thing you do is make sure the alert is delivered by RSS. Once you’ve done this, you can add an RSS widget to your page, so you can monitor the new results as they roll in. You can find more information here: https://rss.com/blog/create-google-alert-to-email-rss/ I hope this helps!

  1. Nice feature! Other use case: with websta.me and their embed feature (or equivalent), it’s possible to make a page to stalk follow your friends on Instagram when you’re not a user yourself. A widget for each friend!

  2. Wow! It’s really working, but can you give some more space to those web page widgets. The online bookmark feature is very important for me because I have a few web pages and I wanted to have a quick launch dashboard? I have made one for my personal page, but I can’t change width. My page is a mobile friendly and will require at least 400 px width. Can you make a custom width widget instead of a scroll bars??

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