Embedding Issues

If you need to embed secure content with an https URL:

If you need to have an https embed code, no worry - it's easy to add to the existing code to make it compatible! Just take a look at your embed code, and add an 's' after 'http' at the beginning where it says <iframe src="http

If your embedded content is showing up blank / white with the "Created with Haiku Deck" link underneath in Chrome:

You need to change your embed code to have a secure URL. Check out the first solution on this page, above.

Your deck is just showing up as a URL (not one saying "Created with Haiku Deck," but one directly to your deck)

It's possible that your blog or site host does not allow HTML code, or HTML editing for your account. Some site and blog hosts prevent embedding or HTML as a security setting that can be adjusted - it may be worth looking up in the support documentation for your site or blog.

If you're using WordPress, and have chosen the embed code made for WordPress, the best course of action would be to try using the normal html code in the HTML editor for your post (the 'text' tab in the top right). If that still doesn't work, do you have a self-hosted blog? If your blog isn't self-hosted, WordPress will not allow you to embed iFrames, which is what Haiku Deck needs. Most WordPress blogs with URLs that include the word 'wordpress' in them are not self-hosted.

Your deck doesn't show up at all, and the HTML for it seems to disappear.

It's probable that your blog or site host doesn't allow HTML or embedding as a security setting. I'd recommend poking around in your publishing settings and checking out the support documentation provided by your site or blog's provider.

None of the pictures in your embedded deck are showing up. 

There's a good chance you did everything right - but the network you're on is blocking the images with a firewall. 

Where your deck should be embedded, it's just showing all the code instead.

There are two reasons this could happen - if the code was added in the normal text editor for the post, or if something in the code was truncated or edited. Did you make sure to add it when you were in an area or edit mode specifically made for editing or adding HTML? Did you copy the entire section of code from Even if something tiny, like a < or a [, is missing, it can throw the whole segment of code out of whack.

Your deck embedded, but it's too big / too small / overlapping stuff on your post or page.

Sounds like there's a formatting issue. If you're trying to embed a deck in a space on your page or post that doesn't fit it, it could cause things to look rather unusual, or just downright ugly. Try adjusting the height and width values in your embed code to smaller numbers that still fit a 4x3 ratio (ie, 400x300).

Your embedded deck doesn't have any of the notes.

Currently, embedded decks do not bring over any of the notes created in the Haiku Deck app or on the website, but this is something we're working on developing for the future.

You can't embed, or you have important public notes you need your viewers to see:

If you're unable to embed Haiku Decks in your blog, there's a little work around that we have found that still looks classy, gives your readers a preview of your deck, and links directly to it.  This is also a great workaround if you want to use your deck, but your Public Notes are important and you want them to be visible along with your deck, like we've done in this blog post.

What you'll need to do is take a screenshot of a slide in your deck that you want to represent it, and insert that image into your post, making it a link to your deck's URL.  

Check out this article to learn how to take a screenshot. Then, once you have your screenshot, you'll want to insert it into your post with a link to your deck.  Here's an example of how to do so on


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