Embedding Media

We take advantage of the fantastic Embed package by Óscar Otero to embed nearly anything in your website - YouTube videos, Tweets, Google Maps etc. The trait implements a __toString() method returning the embed code.

To make a Field embeddable simply add the EmbedsMedia trait. Your field’s content will need to return a URL.


namespace App\Storyblok\Fields;

use Riclep\Storyblok\Traits\EmbedsMedia;

class Embed extends \Riclep\Storyblok\Field
    use EmbedsMedia;

{info} We currently use version 3 of Embed due to it’s wider PHP version support.

Each ‘embedding’ can have a custom view defined for it matching the provider’s name in lowercase. For YouTube create a Blade in resources/views/storyblok/embeds called youtube.blade.php. The complete Embed object is passed to the view, see their docs for the available properties you can use.

The Trait adds a few additional methods to the field:


// returns the embedded HTML using the custom view if created - this is the same as the default __toString() method

// returns raw embed code from Embed

// returns the Embed object

If you want to define custom logic to find the Blade view implement a embedView() method on your field returning the path to the file. It’s best to check it exists and returning the base package views if not. You may also wish to check the providerName.

protected function embedView() {
    if (view()->exists('embeds.video') && strtolower($this->_embed->providerName) === 'youtube') {
        return 'embeds.video';

    return $this->baseEmbedView();

{info} The package does not include any CSS for styling the embedded media. Some provides may include this in their embed code, or the package templates may include common styling hooks you can use.