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So far we’ve learned how to feature videos from YouTube and Viddler on your sites. You can expand further the communication palette of your project by embedding PowerPoint presentations as well!

Go to SlideShare.com, sign up for a free acount, upload your presentation, copy the embed code (for wordpress.com), click the HTML text editor tab and paste it. Don’t forget to save your work 😉

Alternatively, you could find something that supports your text from thousands of other user-uploaded presentations and use it on your page or post. This is exactly what I did with the presentation bellow.

Happy embedding!

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online storage and sharing with box.netBox.net is an online storage service, which you can also use to share files with your site visitors. Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1 — register for a free account (1GB storage space). You can do this by going to the “Sign Up for Box.net” area and selecting the “Lite” option from the “Select Account Type” drop-down menu. Click on the thumbnail image (on this page) to maximize the visual guide in your browser.
  • Step 2 — upload your files, enable the sharing option from your Box.net dashboard and create a widget.
  • Step 3 — embed it in you wordpress.com site using the box.net widget.

If you followed all instructions correctly, you should have a box with shared files just like the one called “Orientation” in the sidebar of this site!

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