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Forum Embedding Issues

Hello everyone,

I've been having trouble with my site and getting my forum out of embedding. I was able to embed my forum into my website without any issues. It looked great. I then wanted to cancel the embedding so I removed the forum from my site and re-published. The forum was then forever stuck embedded into my site. Whenever I typed in www.mysite.com/forum, it would take me to my embedded forum on my site and not take me to just the forum as it had done before I embedded. I made sure the embedding plugin was disabled and that still didn't fix my issue. The only way I was able stop the site from embedding was by doing a complete uninstall of my forum and a reinstall. I'm new so my forum had nothing in it anyway.

I've tried emptying browser cache, cookies, close & reopen Safari
I tried viewing the regular forum on different browsers and different computers and the forum was still embedded.

My forum is back to normal now after the reinstall but I don't want to rebuild my forum again until I know I can switch from embedded forum in my site to standard.

What did I do wrong? I'm still researching my issue but if someone has some insight, that'd be great to hear.

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    422422 Developer MVP

    clear site cache ( delete .ini files in cache folder )

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    vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
    edited April 2013

    Hi , you can do a simple test and lose the fear of something going wrong, make a page on Facebook add an html app to it from Facebook then copy the embed code into the facebook page.

    An embed is only a copy of the forum in an iframe container. What makes it act different as far as redirects is in the settings for the embed and in the htaccess file.

    $Configuration['Plugins']['EmbedVanilla']['RemoteUrl'] = '';
    $Configuration['Plugins']['EmbedVanilla']['ForceRemoteUrl'] = FALSE;
    $Configuration['Plugins']['EmbedVanilla']['EmbedDashboard'] = FALSE;
    
    

    You can embed the forum anywhere. Even without the plugin . You may have had these settings wrong. Or did not change them.

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    Maybe you can try using IFrame for embedding.

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    @422 said:
    clear site cache ( delete .ini files in cache folder )

    Thank you for that. That never crossed my mind to do that.

    @vrijvlinder said:
    Hi , you can do a simple test and lose the fear of something going wrong, make a page on Facebook add an html app to it from Facebook then copy the embed code into the facebook page.

    An embed is only a copy of the forum in an iframe container. What makes it act different as far as redirects is in the settings for the embed and in the htaccess file.

    $Configuration['Plugins']['EmbedVanilla']['RemoteUrl'] = '';
    $Configuration['Plugins']['EmbedVanilla']['ForceRemoteUrl'] = FALSE;
    $Configuration['Plugins']['EmbedVanilla']['EmbedDashboard'] = FALSE;
    
    

    You can embed the forum anywhere. Even without the plugin . You may have had these settings wrong. Or did not change them.

    Great info there! Thank you. Next time I make a forum, I'll try that out.

    @dotmiko said:
    Maybe you can try using IFrame for embedding.

    I never thought about doing that but that's a great idea. I just went ahead and did that & it works beautifully now. Now people can go to www.mysite.com and see my iframe forum page embedded into my site & they still can access the full screen forums at www.mysite.com/forum.

    Thank you everyone for your assistance. Have a good night / day.

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    Glad to be of help :)

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