When adding a web address to a Sharepoint page (O365) using the Content Embed web part I get the error message:

This website doesn’t support embedding using just the address. Try pasting the embed code instead. If it’s important to embed from this site using just the address, please send us feedback.

What do I need to do to update my website so it does support embedding using just the address? Are there some meta tags I can add to the webpage?


First, you should add the address in an IFrame tag as the following:

<iframe src="http://mqassas/index.html" height="200" width="300"></iframe>

Second, you should Permit to insert iframes from any external domain into pages on this site by doing the following:

  • Go to the Site collection setting.
  • below Site Collection Administration > click on HTML Field Security
  • Select Permit contributors to insert iframes from any external domain into pages on this site.

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  • Now edit your page that you want to add the Iframe.
  • From the above ribbon > click on Embed Code > Paste your Iframe.
    • Or use Content Embed web part

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Note: - Make sure that the address of the website begins with HTTPS. the only secured content is supported, the HTTP will not work!

  • Hi - thanks for your detailed response but this doesn't actually answer my specific question. I have already got the iframes approach you explain here working fine. However, I am looking for a solution that does not use iframes. The issue is that iframes have to have a fixed height and I want to add content that does not have a fixed height. i.e. there is a different height depending on whether viewed on mobile and on desktop. Without this you cannot add content below without having a large whitespace as you have to estimate the maximum possible iframe height. – Toby Beresford Oct 12 '17 at 18:33

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