I have a Ning network for more than five years, with 6.000 members. It's a social network for department store workers, fighting for their rights in these difficult times.
It's very important for members the possibility to share files, videos, audio and other file types. But in my network that is impossible because ning doesn't allow to ning creators to work with iframes.
Ning presents itself as the world’s largest platform for creating social websites. To create groups with the same interests. But the creators can't create a complete 2.0/3.0 website without the possibility of embed content. The feature of attachments on blog post and discussions it's not adequate.
Since Ning abandoned the free plans, I'm paying 239€ a year for the service.
I think it's time to allow use of iframe. It is incredible that we can't embed youtube videos or PDF on discussions or blog post. If the problem is the security, you can work to allow selected and recognized services as PDF, youtube, google docs, sound cloud etc...
I don't want to have to move my site to another service, but this limitation is too restrictive.
Please consider this request,
Hi Miguel, Ning does currently support iframe embeds from YouTube, Soundcloud and Adobe and we are always adding to our list of supported iframe embeds. If you can provide me with an example URL for Google Docs and any other services or domains you'd like us to consider whitelisting, I'll be happy to pass your suggestions along.
Thanks for the info. I'm trying again with youtube video on a new page and it's not showing the video:
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DzxAlQPdi9U" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Example of code from slideshare not showing the embed file:
<iframe src="http://es.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/16119639" width="475" height="506" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC;border-width:1px 1px 0;margin-bottom:5px" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen> </iframe> <div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="http://es.slideshare.net/oscargaliza/octavilla-carrefour-16119639" title="Octavilla carrefour" target="_blank">Octavilla carrefour</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="http://es.slideshare.net/oscargaliza" target="_blank">oscargaliza</a></strong> </div>
And this is and example to insert google docs files:
<iframe src="https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0tdnQUCAUtHOTVwbk9FQ25JV1E/preview" width="475" height="356"></iframe>
I think Miguel has provided it already but I really recommend whitelisting Google Docs. I second that nomination. They don't work in text boxes currently.
Thanks for the input, Garfield. Hoping it's a quick update. Should have more information for you soon.
Now i can see the iframes! The problem was on Safari. User agent "iOS"...
It's possible to add the google docs iframe to the authorized services?
I have had luck embedding Google Calendar in iFrame. It even auto-updates in the iFrame as it is changed on my Google page.
It is possible, Miguel. I've filed this request and will update you here as soon as I have more information or when Google Docs is supported as an iframe embed.
Do you know when Google Docs iframe will be supported?
I don't know yet, Miguel, but I'll be sure to update you here when I have a better idea.
Providing the ability to add Google Docs to a Ning site is something which should be offerred as soon as possible.
Google docs are becoming an indispensable option for many non profit organisations like ours who do not have the budgets for more expensive collaberation platforms.
Looking forward to when Ning releases this