This article is an overview of how to enable external webpages in Nimble, otherwise known as iframes [Wikipedia]. 

Note: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pinterest and LinkedIn all prevent access from iframes due to their own internal policies. 

To set up an external webpage, take the following steps: 

1. In Nimble, select Settings >> Integrations 
2. Next to "External Webpages" select Enable
3. This will bring up the option to "Add a webpage". 
4. Type in the name and URL for the webpage, and then add these supported parameters to the URL to create a specific iframe:

id = {contact_id}
name = {contact_name}
company = {company}
email = {email}
title = {title}
location = {location}
twitter = {twitter}
facebook = {facebook}
linkedin = {linkedin}
google_plus = {google_plus}
foursquare = {foursquare}
nimble_user_id = {nimble_user_id}

5. Here is an example iframe we created for Bing Maps:  http://www.bing.com/maps/?where1={location}

The iframe will show up as a new tab on a contact record, and it will bring up their address from a map view through Bing Maps:


About Parameters

As you can see in the screenshot, we added the requirement to look up a contact's {location} after the Bing URL, this will pre-load the top address. 

Here are some example websites to plug in as iframes in Nimble:

About.me Info - 
http://about.me/search/#!/q/{contact_name}


Angel List - https://angel.co/search?q={contact_name} 


Bing - http://www.bing.com/search?q={contact_name}


Bing Maps - http://www.bing.com/maps/?where1={location}


Forbes - http://www.forbes.com/search/?q={contact_name}


TechCrunch - http://techcrunch.com/search/{contact_name}


US D&B Reports - http://creditreports.dnb.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/IballValidationCmd?storeId=11154&catalogId=71154&searchType=BSF&busName={contact_name}&state=&country=US&cm_mmc=dnb-_-home-_-retail-_-lookup_-topbar#goTop


Xing - http://www.xing.com/publicsearch/query?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q={contact_name}


Yahoo News - http://news.search.yahoo.com/search?p={contact_name}&fr=sfp&pqstr={contact_name}

Note: Some websites will open iframes in new tabs, such as Crunchbase and Tumblr. This is due to their own preferences. 

To set up your own iframe, visit a website and try a sample search. Next, take the results from the URL and append our supported parameters after the search in the URL to create an iframe. 






Here are the steps you would take to create an external link to About.me in Nimble. 

1. Go to the website that you would like to use for an external web page in Nimble and run a search. This will reveal the URL for search



For example, go to www.about.me and search for 'Jon Ferrara' the URL which is used is for search is http://about.me/search/#!/q/jon/ferrara




We want to search by a contact's name in Nimble, therefore we replace jon/ferrara with {contact_name} to make the URL, "http://about.me/search/#!/q/{contact_name}"





4. Here is the final result! 



If you have any questions, please email care@nimble.com