International Games Day @ your library Game on November 15, 2014!

Want to post the IGD map on your webpage?

Posted on October 13, 2013

Hi folks! Regular scheduled Talking Points post is coming soon, but in the meantime it occurred to me that in addition to all the other awesome promotional resources in the Press Kit, you might want to embed the map showing who else is joining us on the day in your online promotions. So I added the code for that to the Press Kit page - duplicated here for your convenience:

Map

The shortcut to the stand-alone webpage of the map is http://bit.ly/2013igdmap. If you want to link to the map. use that shortcut.

If you'd like to embed the map into an online promotion of the day, you can copy and paste the following code into the HTML of your webpage:

<iframe src="http://bit.ly/163mw18" height="300" width="500" frameborder="no" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Here's how it should look:

NB - this map is automatically updated roughly once a week with new registrations (we had 53 additions last week alone! Keep 'em coming folks!). That means more libraries may appear after you post the map. So either avoid talking about exact numbers or be sure to note that the map may be updated after you write.

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  1. I have had trouble embedding into wordpress post. After reading a bit found that many people are having similar problem. Perhaps the problem is fusion tables? Any suggestions for embedding with wordpress?

    • Hi Colin! I’m not sure what the problem is – that’s the exact code we use to embed the map on our own WordPress page.

      Are you pasting the code in the raw HTML – i.e. in the “Text” tab instead of the “Visual” tab?

      Also, where are you reading that others are having trouble?

      Thanks for getting in touch!
      Phil

      • Yes, I have followed all the normal instructions from wordpress, including pasting the code in to the text tab. When I save or preview, it disappears. I read a bunch of wordpress forum questions asking about the same thing, and the best I could figure was it was because of the fusion tables not supported by wordpress, or at least some wordpress.com themes? Maybe it is something else…

        • Ah, of course – it’s a WordPress.com site. They just flat out don’t allow iframes on pages they are hosting themselves, for security reasons. Your best bet is to do what you did, i.e. a screen grab, and then maybe link that to the standalone map URL – http://bit.ly/2013igdmap if you need it.


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