With the help of iframes, you can integrate any external content into a website. We explain how embedding an iframe works, when iframes are useful and what the risks are.
With the help of iframes, you can integrate any external content into a website. We explain how embedding an iframe works when iframes are useful and what the risks are.
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An iframe or inline frame is an HTML element that can be used to integrate external content into a website. This can be a video, advertisement, document, or even a complete secondary website. The content can be integrated anywhere without the need to add it to the structure of the web layout. It is also usually possible to adjust the size.
Embedding an iframe is very simple. We will explain the procedure step by step:
You can use the following attributes to further adapt the appearance of the embedded content:
Distance to other content:
In the way described above, you can also use iframes in the content management system WordPress. Just open the post or page you want to use. Then click on “Text” in the upper right corner above the text field and insert the iframe code at your desired position. You can now save and publish your post.
Embedding content is not always possible because website administrators can disable embedding.
In principle, any content can be embedded into websites using iframes. The most common use cases areas are:
Embedding content via iframes is very easy to handle and saves a lot of programming effort. As the frame’s content is loaded independently of the rest of the page, the embedded content is available even if other elements have not yet been loaded, and loading time is reduced. Users can also comfortably continue surfing, which increases the user experience.
However, there are also some disadvantages that should be considered when using iframes. First, you can’t link or bookmark embedded content. Second, you have no control over the functionality of the external content. Accordingly, there is no guarantee that content will not be changed or deleted at some point.
For search engine optimization (SEO), iframes are also problematic because the bots of Google and Co. do not recognize the content. In some cases, they are even classified as duplicate content. Therefore, frames should be seen as part of your content, not your website. Therefore, you should avoid using iframes for SEO-relevant topics.
Even more serious is the security risk. If you embed external content, it may contain a damaging plug-in or phishing, for example. These are attempts to get personal data via fake websites or emails. However, if the origin of the iframe is known, there is little risk in embedding it. With content from Open as App, safety is guaranteed.
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