SE PHP - iframely

SocialEngine comes with iframely integration to make shared links display much better. Our integration works with the 'Add Link' feature for the Activity Feed and enhances links shared by the community. It also allows you to enable video sharing from sites such as Youtube, Vimeo and many more. To see a full list of sites that iframely offers, please view this page.

With our iframely integration, you have two choices to enable it: hosted by iframely (at their rates with your iframely account); self-hosted on your server. Note: You can get iframely hosting from our recommended host BryZar who offers Free (shared) or $2 per month dedicated iframely hosting. Contact BryZar for more info.

To enable iframely, log into your Admin Panel and navigate to Settings > iframely Integration.


You’ll see three options to choose from:

Yes, I want to use API hosted by Social Engine. - This option is deprecated and no longer available.

Yes, I want to use API hosted by iframely. - if you select this option, you will use the API hosted by iframely. When you set up your iframely account and choose the pricing level that you want, they will give you an API Key. Add that key to the input box that opens when you choose this option in your SocialEngine settings. You can secure your key to just your domain as well. Documentation and help can be found at iframely.


Yes, I want to host API on my own server using the opensource version - if you choose this option, you’ll need to follow the instructions provided by iframely for setting up and securing your server. Once you do that, you’ll need to enter the iframely Base Url in your SocialEngine settings. If your host doesn’t provide NodeJS or you aren’t able to use it on your host, our recommended host does have hosting for iframely. You will need a developer to help with configuration and maintenance if you aren’t able to do it yourself.


To see settings related to video sharing, please view our tutorial for the video plugin.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further tutorials. Visit our community to have more interactions with us and other clients or third party developers. We’d love to see you there!