Quick Start Guide for Universal Compact View


Depending on your user rights and the configuration of your portal the Universal Compact View on your side may differ from the Universal Compact View shown in the examples and screenshots of this article.

  1. In order to make use of Universal Compact View some additional portal configuration is necessary. Contact your Customer Success Manager, who is happy to assist you in setting this up.

  2. Make sure Universal Compact View is integrated into your external content system or make use of one of our native plugins that already have the Universal Compact View installed. Technical implementation instructions are available here.

  3. If your company's Webdam URL is already prefilled in the pop-up, click on Connect. If not, enter the URL of the Webdam portal and click on Connect. A pop-up will open, which allows you to authenticate to the Webdam environment.

  4. Login to the portal in the usual way.

  5. Use the (smart)filter bar to filter or search for the assets you need. Images, videos, documents and audio files can be added via the Universal Compact View.


    Do you need more information on an asset? Hover your mouse over the thumbnail and click assetdetail.png to open the asset detail screen.

  6. If applicable, use the dropdown at the bottom of the Universal Compact View to select whether you want to add the original file or one of the available embeddable links.


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    • This dropdown is only available when adding a single asset. Depending on your setup of the Universal Compact View the dropdown may not be available at all.

  7. Click Add asset(s) to add the asset(s) to your content page.


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