iFrame Widget


Embed content from across the Web

The iFrame widget can help display some specific information or content that wouldn’t otherwise fit into the standard widgets. Things like framing in a webpage, calendar, web app dashboard, and more can all be possible. Is it perfect in all instances? Absolutely not! However, it can be a great way to get dynamic content displayed on your channel quickly and easily.


iFrame Settings


Enter the full URL of the page you want to embed, including the https://

Refresh Interval

Set the interval of time you want the page to refresh (in minutes). By default, this will be set to 60 minutes. The minimum interval is 5 minutes and if you want the page to never refresh enter “0” (zero) into the field.

iFrame FAQs

Can I use any URL?

Nope! Since the MarkeyDS framework is within a secure environment using https protocol, any URL you use for iFrame slides need to also be within a secured https protocol.

There are also certain URLs that will block from being embedded on other sites and platforms like Markey.

My URL isn't working. What's up?

If your page or source isn’t displaying properly, verify a few things with your entry:

  1. Ensure that you’ve typed in (or pasted) the URL correctly and don’t have any spelling or transcription errors.
  2. Make sure you’ve included the protocol. In lamen’s terms, make sure your link looks like this: https://www.markeyds.com and not like this www.markeyds.com
  3. Verify that the source you’re pointing too has an SSL or is at a secured domain for https and not just http.
  4. Some URLs block embedding overall. Check within another platform to see if you can embed it there.

I checked all those things and it still won't work. Now what?

Unfortunately we can’t promise that all links will work within the iFrame widget for various reasons. There could be something up with the host of the content not allowing iFrames.

For example, Google prevents anyone from framing in www.google.com. There are other opportunities for things to get hung up as MarkeyDS tries to display your content on your devices. If you’re still running into issues, be sure to let us know what’s happening with as much detail as possible on our support ticket submission form and we’ll see if there’s anything we can do to help out.


Slide Settings

All slides of all widgets have these same display settings.


Check the box for this slide to be published on your actual device(s). Uncheck the box to hide the slide from your device(s) but still keep it in the Region timeline.


Have a line of text show up at the bottom of the selected Slide. You can also select the Background Color and Text Color of the caption.

Pro Tip: This can be helpful in a pinch if you're looking to put a little text over an image without having to use image editing software. Especially handy when uploading headshots of employees and you want to have their name at the bottom of the image as well.

Background color

Select the color to display behind the widget using HTML hex codes (for example, white is #ffffff and black is #000000) or using the on-screen color-picker.

Pro Tip: This is especially helpful when using PNG image files with a transparent background and is a great way to add a little extra personality behind your images, text, clocks, and more!


Set a specific start and end date and time for the specific slide, as well as which days of the week it should display. After opening the date picker, click on the date you'd like the slide to first appear on. Then select the hour, minute and either am or pm to determine the time.

You can optionally then make selections within the End Date field to determine the date and time it should no longer display.

By default all slides will display every day of the week. To remove the slide from particular days, simply click on the green box with the day's initial in it. For example, to hide the slide on Mondays, click the green "M" box to turn it red. It will then display on all days except Monday. Any days that are green will display the selected slide. Any days that are red will hide the selected slide.

Pro Tip: Use this when you're looking to communicate specific messages for a part of the week. For example, if you have an image or text slide that promotes a fish fry every Friday in the summer, set your start date to May 1 and your end date to October 1, then unselect all days except Friday.

View Duration

Determine the time (in seconds) that the selected slide is visible. If zero (0) is entered int the field, then it will follow the Region's settings for "Delay."

Move Slide

Move the selected slide to a different region on your channel while retaining all of its current settings.