Thanks to one of my students, I learned something new today. It turns out that WordPress.com will not let uses insert embedded elements that use an <iframe> tag in a website that is hosted by their .com site.
This means that you can no longer embed a Prezi into a WordPress blog using the method of copying the embed code into your blog post or page. I can understand that <iframe> tags can pose some security risks for WordPress.com. I tried several workarounds that were listed online, but none of them worked for me.
(If you are running your own server, you can install a plugin to make embedding Prezis possible, but we are not using our own servers for class.)
That is just a pure bummer in the overall scheme of things, but we have to find a way to link to Prezis and make our blogs look aesthetically pleasing too.
The best way to make a Prezi link look appealing for the user, rather than posting a long hyperlink, would be to take a small sample of an engaging image from your Prezi like I have done below.
Next, while still in WordPress edit mode, click on the image and create a hyperlink to your Prezi, as I’ve done here.
Tech note: Instead of linking your user to your Prezi with the “embed” code, click the “share” button in Prezi and copy the link provided.
Also, it’s good practice to open links to other websites in a new window so that the reader can easily return to your blog for continued reading.