Embedding an External Website

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I am trying to embed a website into a Canvas page. I am using the following code in the new rich content editor:

<p><iframe src="https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history" width="600" height="1000" style="overflow: hidden;"></iframe></p>

I am getting the "refused to connect" error. Do you have any suggestions?

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 @deborahb_baysin ‌

Could it be that the connection attempt is timing out? I haven't checked your HTML, but I just clicked on the URL you provided (directly from here) and it took a very very very long time to load on an up-to-date machine with a fast connection.

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I have the same question.

I have website information in a Google site and in a Wordpress site. I read that Google Sites no longer allows sites to be embedded. So I tried my Wordpress site and ran into the same error: "refuse to connect".

It doesn't appear to be a latency issue (slow connection). The error is instantaneous.

I used to be able to do this using the following HTML:


<iframe src="URL?embedded=true" width="100%" height="600"></iframe>

But neither Google nor Wordpress works any longer. Adobe Spark still does!

Does anyone have ideas for a workaround for either Google Sites or Wordpress? Or have suggestions for other platforms that support websites that will embed nicely in Canvas?

Thanks very much.



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