Instant Publishing from InDesign and in5 with WordPress Plugin

Justin | design,extensions,HTML5,InDesign | Monday, April 10th, 2017

InDesign to in5 to WordPress

in5 (InDesign to HTML5) makes it easy to create HTML from InDesign. You can take the HTML right to the web, or convert it into a mobile app.

The new WordPress plugin makes the publishing part just as easy!

The Old Way

Before this new plugin, the process to include in5 (or any) HTML content on your WordPress posts would involve the following steps.

  1. Upload the HTML to a web server and copy the address.
  2. In the WordPress post editor, switch to Text (code) view.
  3. Insert manually created <iframe> code that points to the address of the file posted via FTP.
  4. Look up the height and width of your document and adjust the <iframe> code as needed, adding manual CSS styling.

This isn’t terrible, but it does involve 1) using an FTP client, and 2) writing some HTML.

If these are two things that you’d rather avoid—or if you just really like a simple publishing option—then you’ll love the new in5 Embed plugin for WordPress.

The New Plugin Process

  1. Zip your in5 content (if you exported as an HPUB or Liquid State Publishing System, then this step is already done for you).
  2. In the WordPress post editor, click the Add in5 Embed.
  3. In the Add new section, upload your .zip (or .hpub) file.
  4. Select your options and choose Insert into post.

And you’re done! No FTP, no coding.

Don’t believe it’s that easy? Check out the video below.

What Can You Make?

The short answer is anything.

Your content doesn’t have to look like a book.

You can create InDesign animation that looks like a banner, for example. Check out the content in the video above.

You can even create a transparent page background when you export using in5, so that your content will blend in seamlessly with your post.

Installation

You can install right from WordPress.

  1. Select Plugins > Add New
  2. Type in5 into the search field.
  3. Click the install button.
  4. Click the activate button.

WordPress dashboard installation process

…Or you visit the WordPress website and…

Get the plugin

 

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6 thoughts on “Instant Publishing from InDesign and in5 with WordPress Plugin”

  1. Really like the new WP Plug-in. Watched the demo.

    1. Justin says:

      Glad to hear it, Mary. 🙂

  2. Rolling Sky says:

    Thanks for sharing the process to install, I am a new user Indesign, so I still have many things which I unknow.

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