Publish Your Document

The publish feature makes it easy to share documents with anyone on the web. You can publish your diagram to a unique Lucidchart webpage or to a permanent PDF link, share it on social media, or embed a chart into your own webpage all from the "Share" button in the upper right-hand corner. Unlike static exported versions of documents, published documents are fully interactive, so you can add links to external sites or pages that viewers can click on.

  1. Click the “Share” button in the top right corner, and a menu will appear. You can also click "Share" > "Publish" from the Menu bar.
  2. Click "More Sharing Options"

  3. Select the "Publish" tab and choose your publishing option(s) from the drop-down menus.

  4. Click on the blue button (“Generate Link,” “Publish Page,” or “Publish Selection”) to generate a URL you that you can copy and paste.

Note: If you want to publish a selection of a page, click “Area Selection” from the drop down menu. Then click and drag your cursor around the area you want to publish.

Share your document on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or LinkedIn by clicking on the Social tab.

Social Media Options

If you want to embed your chart in a website, blog, or wiki, use the Embed tab to create an embed code that can be used with a normal HTML img src tag. Be sure to click the "Activate Embed Code" button before publishing. If you have actions or layers in your document, users will be able to interact with them in the same way they would a published version of the document. 

Embed Your Document

All published documents created by users are not indexed by search engines because we disallow crawling by using the robots exclusion standard (robots.txt), so Google and other search engines are unable to crawl your published Lucidchart documents.

For additional security, we recommend password protecting your shared and published documents. To add a password to your published documents, click the orange “Share” button, click “Advanced,” click “Publish,” enable “Require Password,” enter the desired password, and click “Generate Link.”

To password protect your embedded documents, follow the above steps to generate a password protected document link. Then, copy-and-paste the password protected link into the embed code to replace the current document link found after “src=” in the HTML code (see screenshot below).


Note: Password protection is a Team and Enterprise account feature. Please see our account types article for more information about premium features.

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