Maybe you have already used the service of Issuu to offer online publications in the newspaper style, if not, I recommend it , even with the free version you have a very professional presentation of your documents.
Among its virtues is the main one of reformatting your documents to offer an electronic publication, and it does it very well, but also allows you to insert the player on any website … except WordPress.com .
But the problem is not from Issuu but from the security restrictions of WordPress.com, which does not allow inserts codes ' embed ' by security reasons, offering ' shortcodes ' for a multitude of services and so you can share dynamic content of this type of services. But hey, that has no shortcode for Issuu .
Do not worry, you can do a fix that works wonders, it's a bit cumbersome but it works. We will use the shortcode of Gigya which works on WordPress.com. Let's see how to do it …
When you want to share an Issuu document, it offers you an icon with this aspect, <> that if you click on it, it offers a lot of embedding possibilities . Well, you choose the HTML and copies the code, it will offer you something like this:
The final part of the size is customizable to your liking.
And you have it, it will work perfectly, as you can see in this entry where I applied it.
Of course, in hosted WordPress you do not need any tricks, you simply insert the code it offers, like any other content embedding system.
NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.