Advanced iframe pro 7.4 is online


Advanced iframe pro 7.4 is now available on CodeCanyon.

The main new features are:

  • “Hide part of an iframe” is now also included to the area selector.
  • Post message communication is now default for the pro version
  • Improved documentation of the external workaround tab.
  • External workaround was improved at many places
  • Improved messages to improve configuration issues

For all new features please check:

There are 11 new features and 2 fixes in this release!

Best, Michael

Why you should not mix http and https when using iframes

In the administration of advanced iframe I have written the following note:

"Please do not use a different protocol for the iframe: Do not mix http and https if possible!".

What does this mean?

  1. If the protocol of your page is http than use a http page inside the iframe.
  2. If the protocol of your page is https than use a https page inside the iframe.

But why should you not do this?

1. https with http iframe

Lets start with the one you can not do:  Your page is https and your iframe page is http. This scenario is called "Mixed Active Content" and is blocked by all major browsers now. You can open this test page and check the browser console (F12) for the errors you get then!

-> HTTP pages cannot be included directly into HTTPS pages!

2. http with https iframe

-> HTTPS pages can be included into HTTP pages!

What you  can do is including an iframe with a https page into a http page. This not recommended as is generally bad practice to embed an iframe with content served over HTTPS within a page served over plain HTTP (or mix content). The reason for this is, that there's no good way for the user to check they're using the HTTPS site they intend (unless the user really wants to check the source of the page). They also don't know that e.g. their login credentials are sent over HTTPS as in the browser address only HTTP is visible.
Also you need to try if your pages are working on all major browsers. I already had users with side effects when it comes to cookies or session handling!

My recommendation is to upgrade your http page to https!

IF YOU STILL WANT TO DO THIS: The external workaround is by default NOT working in this setup as the Javascript is than loaded from an http domain which is blocked! To get this working in the pro version you need to

  1. Enable "Use post message for communication" on the "External workaround" tab.
  2. Copy the generated ai_external.js to a https domain and include it from there! Remember to copy the ai_external.js each time you change something with the "save" icon in the administration.

See a working example here:

Have fun using advanced iframe (pro),


New advanced iframe pro demos

I have created 8 new demos for advanced iframe for existing and the new features that come with 7.3:

Hope this helps you to use advanced iframe even better.

Version 7.3 is now in the testing phase and will be released in a few days.

Have fun using advanced iframe,


TWG 2.4 preview with html5 uploader is online


TWG 2.4 with html5 uploader is available as preview.

In the front end now for mobile devices plupload is included as html5 uploader.
There are 15 new settings in the config.php to configure it ($html5_*).

Feel free to try this version:

PLEASE NOTE: This version is now feature complete. I’ll now prepare the website and then I release it.

Get it here:

Please provide feedback!

Have fun using TWG,

Advanced iFrame pro 7.0 is online


Advanced iframe pro 7.0 is now available on CodeCanyon.

The main features are:

For all new features please check:

There are 27 new features and 4 fixes in this release!

Best, Michael

Advanded iframe pro 7.0 looking for testers


I finally implemented all the features I have planned for the next major version.

Advanced iframe pro 7.0 is almost ready to be released. I’m looking for some testers who would like to get the cool new features before everyone else.
The new features already run on the demos now for a couple of weeks and they look really cool for me

The main features are:

  • The show iframe as layer feature has now a fullscreen mode with custom header and footer!
  • Scrolling on ipad and iphone is supported!
  • Show only a port of an iframe support now zoom.

For all new features please check:

there are 27 new features and 4 fixes in this release!

If you are a pro user please contact me through codecanyon to get this version first.

Best, Michael

Advanced iFrame Pro 6.5 is available

This release has many, many improvements of existing features and a improved administration!

The main new improvements are:

  • Administration with tabs, editor button, improved help and detection of wrong configurations
  • Browser detection uses much less memory and support additional devices
  • 15 new features and 8 fixes are part of this release.
  • Soon the free version will also get the improved administration also!

A full list is available on the history page.

Get this version from codecanyon.

Planned for the next version:

  • Scrolling of iframes with ipad and iphone
  • Additional header sections for the “show the iframe as layer”
  • Tutorial videos ;).

Have fun using Advanced iFrame Pro,

TWG 2.3.1 is available

TWG 2.3.1 adds a small number of improvements and does fix a bug at upload. So everyone should update to this version to fix the upload!

  • New: In mobile mode the login is now a seperate switch: $twg_mobile_show_login
  • New: $twg_mobile_paging_num and $twg_mobile_paging_steps are now available.
  • Fix: $generate_cache_at_upload was brocken because of a new function I added in the gallery but not in the upload. Now the upload works fine again.
  • Fix: A global private file is now centered on top.
  • Fix $enable_mobile_detection was not used for the new browser detection.

Get the new version and the patch on the normal download page.

Have fun using TWG,