What is an iFrame?

Looking for a way to bring rich client experience and data visualisation into your Clinked groups? You may be able to accomplish your goals by embedding an iFrame in a Note. Thereby providing access to external content from various sources or systems into a single portal for members to easily work together.

Let's explore if this will work for your needs by exploring: 

 

What is an iFrame?

An iFrame is an external webpage embedded inside another. This functionality can be used to insert a piece of content from different sources into your Clinked portal for your group members to see.
 
 

How can to use in Clinked?

You can insert an iFrame using the Notes tool. Notes are powerful tools within Clinked to customise your member's experiences. They can be used as your Group's Home page, documents for collaboration with members, data visualisation from other systems or video content designed for members. 

We've seen clients use Notes paired with embedded iFrames to deliver video content, dashboards from business intelligence tools, Google Docs for collaboration, and many other uses.
 
One key use of Notes is a Group's Welcome page - this note that can be customised to deliver the messaging, any links to key content and visualisation of key information for group members. Also, a Group's Home can be enhanced to include widgets (individual notes, folders, task categories, etc) to deliver a dashboard-style feel to your members. To explore this, visit our article on Configurable Widgets in Group's Home page
 

How can I embed an iFrame within a note in Clinked?

Before you can embed an Iframe in your notes, first you will need to add the domain of the web page you would like to embed to the Allowed domains for iframe links. This can be found in your account settings under Security & Authentication.

Step 1

Go to Account Settings > Security & Authentication then under the Allowed domains for iframe links section, add the domain of the web page you are inserting. Ensuring not to include ‘https://’ and ‘www.’ in this part. You also don’t need to include the ending - for example, if the url is ‘https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-47352654/highlights-from-the-oscars-2019’ then you only need to include ‘bbc.co.uk’ at this stage.

Step 2

Select Update.

 

Step 3

Next, go to the note that you are inserting the iframe in, and select insert > embed iframe.
 
 

Step 4

Then you need to insert the whole URL in the box provided, as shown in the screenshot below. You can also choose how you would like the iframe to be formatted by choosing the width and height of it.

Step 5

Click Insert.

 
 

Step 6

Scroll down to the bottom of the note and select Save, it should then appear in the note and look something like this:

 
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