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Exchange Lab Digital Content: Publishing Instructions

On this page, learn about content syndication and how to publish the different types of digital content available in Exchange Lab:

About Content Syndication: Frequently Asked Questions

Types of Digital Content Available in Exchange Lab

Step-by-Step Publishing Instructions

About Content Syndication: Frequently Asked Questions

What is content syndication?

Exchange Lab content syndication allows you to place content – either text or images – from the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) website on your own website. When syndicated, content is automatically updated on your website whenever it is updated on FDA's website.

Why should I syndicate content?

There are many reasons to syndicate FDA/CTP content:

How does it work?

Exchange Lab's robust application programming interface (API) allows you to display FDA/CTP content on your website using Javascript or Iframe code snippets you copy/paste directly into your own website page. If you have a content management system (CMS), syndication services can also be integrated directly with your existing workflow.

Types of Digital Content Available in Exchange Lab

Exchange Lab contains several different types of digital content:

In addition, Exchange Lab contains print materials that you can order or download.

Step-by-Step Publishing Instructions

How to syndicate text for web pages

  1. On Exchange Lab, go to Web Content Syndication > Web Pages to find available text from FDA's web pages for you to syndicate.
    Link: Web Pages
  2. To preview the text that will be placed on your website, click on "Get Full Text for Syndication."
    Link: Get Full Text for Syndication
  3. To get the embed code, click the "Get the code" button. (You will be prompted to log in or register for Exchange Lab if you have not done so already.)
  4. Copy and paste the item's code on the specific webpage where you want this content to reside on your site.
    Text Area: Copy this code to your site.
  5. Publish the content on your website. Every time CTP updates the content you have syndicated, it will automatically update on your website as well.

How to syndicate images and interactive media

  1. Browse Web Content Syndication > Media to find images and interactive media to syndicate.
    Link: Web Content - Media
  2. Preview the image or interactive media and see more information about it, by clicking on "Preview Media Item."
  3. To get the embed code, click the "Get the code" button. (You will be prompted to log in or register for Exchange Lab if you have not done so already.)
  4. Copy and paste the item's code on the specific webpage where you want this image to reside on your site.
    Text Area: Copy this code to your site.
  5. Publish the content on your website. Every time CTP updates the content you have syndicated, it will automatically update on your website as well.

How to syndicate a 3D image

  1. After signing in, choose "3D image" under Media.
    Link: Web Content Syndication - 3D Image
  2. Copy and paste the item's code on the specific webpage where you want this image to reside on your site.
    Text Area: Copy this code to your site.
  3. Publish the content on your website. Every time CTP updates the content you have syndicated, it will automatically update on your website as well.