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Embeddable: Downloads

This feature is available only to Acquia DAM Professional subscribers.

Embeddables are bundles of code that embed assets on third-party platforms like Wordpress, Drupal, Brand Connect, and anywhere else you can embed code.

Embeddable downloads give you the added option to embed a thumbnail plus a link to download the asset. You can track where the assets are embedded and how many times the asset has been downloaded.

Example: You display your products on your website, including downloadable brochures that explain the product in more depth. With embeddable downloads, you grab an embed code for a brochure directly from your DAM. This code is then embedded on your website, allowing you to embed a thumbnail of the selected brochure.

The code also lets customers download the brochure on your website while hosting it in your DAM – no more staging servers, FTP sites, etc. required. If you update or change the brochure in your DAM, the changes are reflected on your website to that visitors are always downloading the latest version or seeing the latest thumbnail.

Creating an embeddable download

There are two ways to create an embeddable download: from the asset details page, and from the embeddables section.

Creating from the asset details page

  1. Sign in to Acquia DAM.
  2. Double click the asset you want to embed to get to the asset details page.
  3. Click the Link icon Link icon on the actions toolbar and select Asset.
  4. Select the option to embed the asset thumbnail only, a download of the asset only, or both.
  5. Set the preferred size, then copy the embed code.
  6. Paste the embed code wherever you want to post the download. Embeddable asset and code

From the Embeddables section:

  1. Sign in to the core application.
  2. At the bottom of the the left menu, click Embeddables.
  3. Click the (+) Plus icon and select Asset.
  4. Search or navigate the Acquia DAM asset chooser, then select the asset you want to embed.
  5. Click Insert.
  6. Select the option to embed the asset thumbnail only, a download of the asset only, or both.
  7. Set the preferred size, then copy the embed code.
  8. Paste the embed code wherever you want to embed the download.

Managing and tracking embeddables

Contributors can manage their own embeddables, while admins can manage embeddables created by all users.

  1. SIgn in to the core application.
  2. At the bottom of the the left menu, click Embeddables.
  3. Hover over the embeddable you want to edit and click the Pencil icon Pencil icon.
    • Select Edit to make changes or check settings.
    • Select Preview to see a preview of the embeddable.
    • Select Delete to delete the embeddable.
  4. Click the embeddable to view tracking information in the embeddable details panel.

Embeddable download reporting

In addition to tracking where an embeddable has been embedded (see above), admins can also track how many times an embeddable has been downloaded. An embeddable download will not display in this report until it has been downloaded at least once.

  1. Sign in to Acquia DAM as an admin.
  2. Click Reports in the top navigation and select Embeddable Downloads.