Update June 2023, the ThingLink embed have been updated and improved. You now paste in the embed code from ThingLink and it is turned into the correct shortcode. This means any setting you make in ThingLink are respected.

paste in the embed code:

On paste the code will change into a shortcode:

[glowthinglink width="960" height="720" data-original-width="1024" data-original-height="768" src="" type="text/html" style="border: none;" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen scrolling="no"]

Which will  display the content as above.

If you are using the new block editor, you can add a classic block and paste the code in there.

Here is a video example (it only has a couple of hot-spots):

Information about ThingLink accounts

In the past ThingLink had free limited account. This has recently changed. If you have an existing account it will be honoured.

ThingLink Education Accounts and Pricing Update

Quite a few Scottish Local authorities have ThingLink accounts so can use all the features.

Legacy ThingLink accounts

It is worth noting ThingLink puts some limits on embedding  with an old legacy free account. Sharing 360 videos is not available and free accounts can only have 1000 views on shared content (more details below).  This functionality is dependent on ThingLink and may change.

Sharing 360 videos is available only under the School & Districts plan. Please upgrade your account to share the link or embed the content onto a website, LMS, and social media.

ThingLink put limits on the number of views your content can have when embedded. For example a free account only allows 1000 views. After that the embed is replace with a link.

Views are counted when a direct link or webpage with ThingLinks embedded is loaded and each load counts as one view.

We limit the number of views for each user with a view quota calculated based on the total views during the last 12 months. We do not increase the view count when you view your own content (as long as you are logged in).

Your current number of views and the view limit is displayed in your Profile settings -> Billing tab:

from: Views: what are they & how to purchase more – ThingLink
A free account is limited to 1000 views, this is total views not views of a single piece of content.

Thinklink screenshot text: Views: 328 / 1K Add more views Your account has a total view limit. If you run out of views, embedded content will be shown with an overlay. Learn more.

Here is an example of a ThingLink account has run out of views.

Some ThingLink like functionality is available by other means in Glow Blogs. The Draw Attention plugin can make interactive images like the one above and H5P can produce 360 tours.

2 thoughts on “ThingLink”

  1. Hi John
    Am i right in saying that Thinglinks can only be embedded if it is a scene. i have tried a 360 image and also a short video and both of these do not work but a scene does.

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