PageView Plugin – Embed an IFRAME in WordPress


Download: PageView
Version: 1.5.1
Supports: WordPress 2.5 – 3.1.1
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Support: Forum

PageView is a plugin that will display another web page inside the current post. This is achieved with the use of an iframe – an HTML tag that allows a webpage to be displayed inline with the current page. Although an iframe can lead to a complicated website, it can be very effective when used appropriately.


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

You can find full details of installing a plugin on the plugin installation page.


Insert iframes using WordPress shortcode syntax.

[pageview url=""]

URL is a required parameter. The following are optional parameters:

  • title – A short title for the iframe
  • desc – A description for the iframe
  • width – The width of the iframe. Defaults to 100%, and can be specified in percent or pixel format (100px or 100%)
  • height – As above, but for height
  • border – ‘yes’ or ‘no’, defaults to ‘no’
  • scrolling – Whether to display scroll bars, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘auto. Defaults to ‘no’

For example:

[pageview url="" height="400px" border="yes']

Note: The plugin still supports the older pre-1.5 syntax:

[pageview "title" description]

275 Responses to PageView Plugin – Embed an IFRAME in WordPress

  1. Hi,
    Installed this plugin and have activated it – however I cannot get the webpage I want to display to show in the post. All that shows up is the code I typed in.

  2. It’s a great plugin. I try it in my blog. And it works. Well, i had to add some minor layout change tough, to match my blog theme. Anyway. Big thanks for this great plugin.

  3. It’s a very great plugin, i was very worried to handle iframe tag in WordPress, finally i got your plugin in google search. It was so helpfull for me.

    Actually I want to display paragraph (text) as inline frame on my pages, but i tried with your plugin but not get it. I do not want to link url in pageview. Could you/anyone help me in this regard.

    Appreciate and thanks :-)

  4. Hi John,
    I have the same problem, just type all correct and get no page within iframe, I just see the code, can you type an example from a working code instead saying to verify the code?


  5. Can somebody who ‘gets’ how this works please help me get set up? I have read and re-read and tried everything I can to get it working, and I just need some one on one help. Please let me know ….

  6. Nicole – Download and install the plug-in to your wordpress blog. Activate plug-in and create a post/page for displaying the external webpage. In the post/page you just created, put this code (and only this code): [pageview url "some title" description].

    Replace “URL” in the code with the source of your external website: [pageview "some title" description]. Save the post in HTML view, do not look at the post in visual view as it reportedly disappears.

    Preview your post and you should see the “window” appear with your external website displayed. It will be 100% wide to fit you post column and has a set height. You can change that height in the .css page that come with the plug-in.

    After I