Iframes in WordPress

Posted by bcherney on January 19, 2009 under Nerd Herd | 5 Comments to Read

We have a client that is using a third party partner site to gather/show information. Unfortunately the only option is to use Iframes like they are currently doing which kills the clients SEO. Since WordPress removes iframe tags when posted you need to install a plug in to allow for Iframes.

Here are the steps we took to allow Iframes.

(There are several plugins you can use. We chose the one below. If you have any feedback on this plugin or others please feel free to post your comments.)
Version of this example 1.0 2008-11-17
Version of WordPress 2.7

1) Install “Embed Iframe” built by Deskera.

  1. Download EmbedIframe plugin
  2. Unzip
  3. Copy to your ‘/wp-content/plugins’ directory
  4. Activate plugin

2) Insert the iframe tag


  • Sofi said,

    Thanks a lot. It works great.

  • Lillea Woodlyns said,

    Thanks! This is very handy – I may use it on one of my client’s blogs so she can show her recently published online articles on her personal website.

    ~ Lillea

  • KonstantinMiller said,

    I have been looking looking around for this kind of information. Will you post some more in future? I’ll be grateful if you will.

  • vickivanv said,

    I’m using this plugin and all of the sudden “please upgrade your browser warnings started popping up everywhere I used an iframe. (never mind that I’m using an updated browser–crikey)

    Did you have a problem with that, and if so, did you find a workaround?

  • web-developer said,

    You can try this plugin to insert iframe into post content using such shortcode: [iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/3261363"]. This plugin is much more easier than embed-iframe plugin.

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