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Spotify links all of a sudden can't be embedded in CMS - It used to work now it doesn't! Anyone who is able to explain what has changed?

Hi Everyone,

I have done two CMS posts with Spotify links without a problem. Today, I had to create another one but couldn’t. Do anyone know how to solve this problem. Did Webflow or Spotify change something?

Best, Louise

Here you can see that I did it before:

Now I get this message:

Here is my public share link: LINK
(how to access public share link)

Do any of you guys know what happened @cyberdave @mattvaru @Pablo_Cortes ?

Hi @javirevi, you have been so great at answering my other questions. Do you, by any chance, know why this is happening?

I would test an embed over at embed.ly to see if it throws an error. WF uses the embed.ly api inside the RT Field for embeds. Might help isolate.

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Hello @Louise_Hou,

Sorry I don’t know if anything changed for CMS embeds. I just tested on a regular embed and it worked fine. I’ll try to do more testing and I’ll let you know. Are you using the embed element on a rich text field?

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Hi Louise,

happy to have helped you before :slight_smile:.

It’s worked for me with these two options: embedding the content with the “embed code” from Spotify or just pasting the “Song link” into the multimedia url option in the post body (this seems to be what you’ve done, though)

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Yes, it’s inside a rich text field. Last week there was no problem, but no matter how I go about it today it says that it can’t be embedded.

It’s a Spotify playlist not just a single track. I don’t know if that makes any difference :slight_smile:

Hi Dave, thank you. Last week it wasn’t a problem, it worked fine. I have done 2 post where I have embedded Spotify Playlists. But today it just give me the Sorry, this URL can’t be embedded no matter what I do.

Hi, in this case it’s a Spotify playlist not just a single track. Last week it worked, I did two posts without any problems. But today it doesn’t work. I can embed it with the code but then I can’t change the size like you can when you use the link. I’ve added a link where you can see that it work just fine. That is why I think either Webflow or Shopify must have changed something… :slight_smile:

Hello @Louise_Hou,

I found something on the Spotify community that might help you https://community.spotify.com/t5/Social/Embed-Code-for-Playlist-not-working/m-p/2875703#M62824 Basically it mentions that you might need to change your src code on the embed according to what you are trying to embed. I hope this helps. Please let me know how it goes.

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Hi Louise,

I have tried with a playlist and have had the same issue when trying to add the playlist with a link.
However, I have succeeded to add it with the “embed code” option. I hope that helps :slight_smile:

Screenshot 2020-05-11 at 09.03.17

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Hi @javirevi,

I can make the embedded code work as well :9 But then I can’t adjust the size like I can with the link. The weird thing is that I could do it last week. As you can see in the post above I did it twice before without any problems.

Here you can se a post where it worked just fine:

Best, Louise

Hi Louise,

you should be able to adjust it. In the code you have height and width and you should be able. And you should be able to easily change a couple more things with inline CSS (like centering the element and so on):

<iframe src="https://open.spotify.com/embed/playlist/37i9dQZF1DXcgmVJjKqZp3" **width="300" height="380"** frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe>
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Hi @javirevi,

I’d just prefer not having to do manual code every time I do that kind of post (which is weekly) when I know that it has been possible to do it before without having to do embedded code. Something must have changed within the last week either at Spotify or at Webflow. :frowning:

@javirevi changing the size manually screw up my website in mobile view :frowning:

Hi Louise,

It somehow looks like now only playlists can’t be embedded with a normal link, since albums do work.

I can look into it a bit later. I can also try help you with your css later on, but I am sure you rather have the other solution. Have you though of writing Spotify and Webflow directly?

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Thank you @javirevi I really appreciate. I have written Webflow directly, but haven’t received an answer yet. This problem is so weird. Because I literally have two posts where it worked just fine and overnight it suddenly didn’t work anymore, but it still shows in the previous posts without any problems.

Yeah, it seems like a bug :man_shrugging:.

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Yeah, on either side they must have launched an update that created this problem. I even tried with the playlist that worked before, but I can’t do it with them again either. Annoying! :slight_smile:

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