How to Embed iframe in WordPress without a Plugin

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Do you want to embed iframe on your WordPress site? While probably there’s a plugin to do this, you can add this simple code snippet to functions.php to embed iframe using a shortcode.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

add_shortcode('iframe', array('iframe_shortcode', 'shortcode'));
class iframe_shortcode {
    function shortcode($atts, $content=null) {
               'url'      => '',
               'scrolling'      => 'no',
               'width'      => '100%',
               'height'      => '500',
               'frameborder'      => '0',
               'marginheight'      => '0',
          ), $atts));

          if (empty($url)) return '<!-- Iframe: You did not enter a valid URL -->';

     return '<iframe src="'.$url.'" title="" width="'.$width.'" height="'.$height.'" scrolling="'.$scrolling.'" frameborder="'.$frameborder.'" marginheight="'.$marginheight.'"><a href="'.$url.'" target="_blank">'.$url.'</a></iframe>';

Here’s an example of how to embed the iframe using a shortcode.

[iframe url="http://wpsnipp.com" width="100" height="100" scrolling="yes" frameborder="1" marginheight="2"]

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 62 best free WordPress blog themes or 7 best WordPress contact form plugins.

Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Facciolini Rosetta November 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Great! Thanks.
    I just wish to become responsive height, or, if imposed, for example: ‘height’ => ‘300’, with a small monitor disappears a piece of content

  2. glad you like it!  shout out to @tweetsfromchris:twitter for this one, actually!

  3. Surkho Salamov July 11, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks! great and useful feature. 

    1. Cool glad you like the snippet. Shout out to Justin for this one!

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