How to integrate a page from another site?

One solution is to use an HTML instruction called "IFRAME" inside a WebBlock.

The "IFRAME" tag is now supported by nearly all browsers including Internet Explorer, Netscape and Mozilla. However some older browsers may not recognise inline frames (IFRAME) and in that case, won't display the page content.

There are a few disadvantages in using inline frames, some quite technical, but you must be aware of them.

1) An inline frame has a fixed width and so, may have trouble displaying a website with a variable width.

2) Sites displayed in IFRAMES may have problems working with P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences Project). The embedded page location is outside of the domain where the inline frame is defined. If the embedded site doesn't publish a P3P Privacy Policy, and the host page does, cookies will be blocked by certain browsers.

3) Printing pages with IFRAMES can be unpredictable.

4) Your browser's "Previous Page" button will work on your site content, but not on the page displayed in the IFRAME.


That said, it's often a practical solution and comfortable for your visitors. How does it work?

Create a WebBlock with a single row and column with a simple text (code) element in the only cell.

That code should read:

<IFRAME SRC="" SCROLLING="yes" FRAMEBORDER=0 WIDTH=560 HEIGHT=800 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0></iframe>

You should replace by the full URL of your choice and change the width and height settings to suit your needs.

You might also want to add a bit of text above or below this code with a link opening the embedded site in a new browser window, just in case your visitor needs an alternative for viewing this content.

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