Embed Your Timeline

Preceden allows you to embed timelines on other websites using an HTML IFRAME

Note that when you embed your timeline, it will just show the timeline and not the list of events below it. If you have a Pro or Premium account you can work around this by making the timeline password protected and linking to it from the website. 

How It Works

Below your timeline, click the Embed link:

If you would like to embed your timeline on other websites, check the box that says  Allow this timeline to be embedded in other websites:

You'll then be shown an HTML code like this that you can copy and paste to embed the timeline in other websites:

<iframe src="https://www.preceden.com/timelines/1/embed" width="100%" height="466" frameborder="0">
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Private and Password Protected Timelines

When a timeline is public, the URL in the IFRAME will look something like this:


When the timeline is private or password protected, there will be additional numbers and letters at the end of the URL:


This extra code makes it next to impossible for anyone to guess the URL, which means that only the people you want to see the timeline can access it.

Update the Height Value in the IFRAME When Your Timeline Changes

The IFRAME has a height value that is set to the height of your timeline based on its height right now. For example, in the HTML code above the height is set to 466.

If you add more layers or events to your timeline after you embed it somewhere, the embedded timeline may wind up displaying a scroll bar and viewers will have to scroll down to see the new content.

To fix this, click the Embed link below your timeline like you did originally, make a note of the new height value, and update the embed code on your website accordingly.


Does embedding work on mobile?

Unfortunately embedded Preceden timelines won't display on mobile. There's just too much content to squeeze into the narrow browser window. Instead, the timeline just won't appear.

An alternative would be to download your timeline as an image and put that on your site instead of the IFRAME, but obviously it wouldn't get updated automatically as you make changes to the timeline.

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