Note: This article used to contain extensive information about <iframes>. These are no longer needed to embed PDFs or websites into pages.
Sometimes, you want to make external content, like PDFs or websites, available to attendees directly within Conferences i/o. That is, not just linking to the external content, but displaying it directly in a Conferences i/o app.
Important: embedding only works with content that's available on an HTTP Secure website
Because Conferences i/o defaults to HTTP Secure (HTTPS), all embedded content must also use HTTP Secure URLs. If your URL starts with https:// (note the 'S' in the URL), then it will work as long as the security certificate associated with that website domain is valid. If your URL starts with http://, the embedded URL will not work, and will probably not work even if you manually add an 'S', but feel free to try anyway. Please note that in those instances where the external website is only accessible via 'http' that you can still create a page using the page type of "external link".
Conferences i/o support staff can also help get your content onto our secure content delivery network. Just reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be glad to help!
1. Find the publicly-accessible URL of your content, or upload if it's not already online
If you're using a website, this is easy. Just locate the exact URL of your website. Don't forget that embedding only works with HTTP Secure URLs.
If your content is not yet online, like a PDF, then you need to get it online. While this is simple to do using cloud storage like Dropbox, the downside is that these tools will typically add a custom "wrapper" around your file when you go to view it in your browser. The best option, then, is to use your existing organizational website, assuming that it's available via HTTP Secure URL protocols.
Note: Dropbox or Drive do not support direct PDF hosting because of this "wrapper". Try using Box.com to upload your PDF and generate an embed code from their site.
2. Create a new page.
If you've never created a page before, it's easy. Just follow our simple instructions for creating pages.
3. Update the URL field to use the URL for your PDF or website.
4. Save the page.
5. Test your page!
After saving, make sure to test so that you can see everything working to your satisfaction!