I'm trying to put an iFrame (from Google Maps) in an article but it the code just appears as text. I've had a look at the HTML source and its not in any

tags or anything. Any help please?

3 Answers 3


Go to:

Extensions >> Plugin Manager >> TinyMCE >> Prohibited Elements

The remove iframe from the list.


My preferred way of doing this is to create a module for your code (using for example Custom HTML Advanced or the built-in Iframe Wrapper module. Publish the module to a custom position (like GoogleMap). Then load the module into any article using this code:

{loadposition GoogleMap}

Joomla will take care of the rest, and insert the code into your article.


Alternatively you can change your default editor to "none". This will give you a raw HTML format for every text you type, so tags will stay where you want them.

Users -> *your user name* -> Basic settings -> Editor

But if you are not that experienced with pure HTML, stay with the solution from Lodder.

  • 1
    I'm very experienced with HTML. Main reason I use Joomla is for Virtuemart as my company make websites for takeaways.
    – Jim Leeder
    Feb 18, 2015 at 14:24
  • Then I suppose trying to change the editor as suggested. This prevents a lot of issues with WYSIWYG editors.
    – samtun
    Feb 18, 2015 at 15:55
  • I don't suppose you could try answering another of my questions partly concerning an editor? - joomla.stackexchange.com/questions/7653/…
    – Jim Leeder
    Feb 18, 2015 at 16:17

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