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I am using the following code to try to embed chat in to an article in Joomla 1.5:

<iframe src="http://xxxxxxx.com/welcome/visichat/" width="100%" height="550px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

Whenever I hit save, the code disappears. Actually, it seems that any html code I try to save disappears. I am trying with the toggle editor tab and the insert html button. Does anyone know why Joomla won't let me embed html?

I am trying to get the chat to load with the site navigation still in place. I'd also be interested in hearing other ways to accomplish this. Thanks.

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Try reading this from Joomla documentation. –  Bibhas Jun 24 '12 at 18:05

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Most surely your editor strips the html code for security reasons. Depending on the editor you are using you could allow html tags in its settings somewhere.

To get around this quickly I prefer to go to the joomla admin tab > users > and disable the editor for the administrator completely (choosing "no editor"). Doing so will give you pure a html form when opening a content item and you can easily insert your html code. After that you can switch back to your preferred editor in the users setting.

Be warned though, opening the content item with your editor enabled and saving the item might strip your html code again. So the best way is to check the editor's settings for the allowance of html tags.

Cheers, Dennis

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