Embedding Documents

Aurora allows you to embed documents into your pages or posts. This can be especially useful for those documents that tend to automatically download when clicked on, such as those of type .doc or .ppt. Below is a complete list of document types supported by this plugin:

  • Microsoft Word (docx, docm, dotm, dotx)
  • Microsoft Excel (xlsx, xlsb, xls, xlsm)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (pptx, ppsx, ppt, pps, pptm, potm, ppam, potx, ppsm)
  • Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf)
  • Text files (txt)
  • TIFF Images (tif, tiff)
  • Adobe Illustrator (ai)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (svg)

Embed DocumentOn the edit screen of a post or page, you can embed a document by clicking the Add Document button that appears above the content editor. Then click Upload Document, and you will be able to either choose an existing file or upload a new file.


UC Events Calendar

The UC Events Calendar Widget will display events from any account, or combination of accounts, from the main UConn Events Calendar.

You can find the widget under Appearance > Widgets or under Add Widget on a Page Builder page.

How to Use

RSS Feed

Paste the link to an RSS feed from the calendar into this section. You can follow the link next to the text field to create an RSS feed.


This is the number of upcoming events that will appear.


UConn Calendar, as text.
Text will give you the dates and titles of events in a simple text format.
UConn Calendar, with Icons
Icons will place each date in a block, and also include the start time for each event.



You can embed either a list of Upcoming events or a full Month view of events on any post or page using a shortcode.

Calendar Number

The calendar number is the last number in the web address when viewing a specific calendar on events.uconn.edu.

When viewing the UConn Master Calendar, the number is “42”
Here on the Benton Museum Calendar, the number is “99”

Embed an Upcoming List

Use this shortcode but replace the ‘cal’ number with that of your own calendar. You can the maximum amount of events that appear by changing the number next to ‘limit‘.

[uc_cal view="upcoming" cal="42" limit="10"]

Embed a Month View

Copy and paste the code below into your page and replace the cal number “42” for your calendar’s number. As an example, take a look at the current month of Aurora Training Calendar.

[uc_cal view="month" cal="42" limit="10"]

Multiple Calendars

You can show events from multiple calendars by entering a comma separated list of calendars’ numbers.

[uc_cal view="month" cal="141, 42" limit="10"]

Embed a Semester List

To create a list which displays all events for all days of a semester use the shortcode below. To select a different semester you can replace "Spring 2019" with Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall followed by a space and than the year you wish to show.

[uc_cal view="upcoming" cal="42" limit="10" semester="Spring 2019"]


You can only have one calendar shortcode on a page. Any additional shortcodes you add will be ignored by the system.

Link to the Current Month of Your Calendar

To link to the current month, week or day of your calendar, you should follow the format below.

http://events.uconn.edu/current/[month|week|day]/[Calendar Number].

For example, http://events.uconn.edu/current/month/42 takes you to the current month view of the UConn Master Calendar.

Flickr Set Embeds

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/118391526@N08/albums/72157641315069365" title="Events at the Branford House"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/7430/12680068513_af415f5b48_z.jpg" width="600" height="450" alt="Events at the Branford House" /></a>

Be sure to replace the URL in the center with the link to your photo set and change the numbers for width and height as desired. The result will be a photo set that looks like this:

Events at the Branford House


Embedding Videos

You can add videos from YouTube or Vimeo into your Aurora site. The process is the same for either site.

To do so:

  1. Copy the URL of the video
  2. Paste it into either the visual editor or the text editor. It does not matter which.
  3. Add an embed shortcode before it, and a /embed shortcode after it. For example:
  4. If you would like to fix a width, add this in your embed shortcode. The measurement is automatically taken in pixels, so if you type width="280" it means 280px. For example:

    Note that this acts as a maximum width — the video will never be wider but may shrink if the browser width is too narrow.

Uploading Videos

Alternately, you can upload a raw MP4 or OGG video file, and use the 'Add Media' button to add it to a page.

Warning: You only get so much space on an Aurora site, and videos can be quite large. You may want to reconsider adding long videos or HD videos.

Be sure to remove the width and height attributes to get a responsive video size.