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    1. David Sandgren

      David Sandgren New Member

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      Dear Colleagues,


      I just wanted to say hi and let you know of a new calculation site/tool I have been developing (please let me know if there are any tools you would find useful if I created for you). I have created it with engineering/technology in mind. At its core it is an online platform where it should be simple to both create, share and use calculation tools of all types. As it should be simple for anybody to use you can create calculation tools in a recognizable spreadsheet interface.

      If it sounds interesting, please have a look at www.calcopedia.com and let me know what you think!

      Please note that you can search use, share (and look at the underlying code) without registering, but if you want to create a tool that you can share with others you will need to register an account (it’s free).

      I hope you find it useful, and please let me know if you have any specific problems where you would find a calculation tool useful, I would be happy to create custom tools for you in the platform!
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Just signed up. What an excellent website! If I developed some engineering calculators is there any way of embedding in a Wordpress page? That would be really amazing!
       
    4. David Sandgren

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      Hi! Thanks for your positive attitude :)
      As you see it is very much a work in progress, so please let me know if you find things that are hard to understand or you believe could be made in a simpler way.

      Hmm, yes, embedding in a wordpresspage should be possible (and a good idea), let me have a look at it over the weekend and I will get back to you beginning of next week with hopefully a demo, and at least a plan, to make it work.
       
    5. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Great - I'll look forward to hearing more!
       
    6. David Sandgren

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      Hi Gareth,

      I just wanted to give you a short update. I have now implemented this in what I believe to fundamentally be the only way that is possible (since Wordpress to my understanding is blocking a lot, please let me know if you have any other information).

      That is, I have enabled embedding of "calcopedia tools/apps" using iframes. That means that you can embed them into any home page using for example the following code: (at calcopedia you can get this info by opening a tool, clicking the menu button by the tool title and choosing embed)

      <iframe src="//calcopedia.com/sapp/demo/wriser:0" style="border:0px #ffffff none; overflow-x: hidden;" height="500px" width="500px"></iframe>

      However, as I said, Wordpress is blocking all such external content by default (apart from whitelisted sites such as youtube, it seems unlikely that I will be able to become whitelisted at least in the short term). Thus for this to work in wordpress you would beed to install a plugin such as the iframe plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/iframe/) ans instead us the following code:

      [iframe src="//calcopedia.com/sapp/demo/wriser:0" height="500" width="500"]

      You can of course change the size in any way you want.

      Please let me know if it is not working out for you or you have any other ide for how I could make it more convenient.
       
    7. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Hi David, thanks for the update. I will have a go at trying this out this week when I get the chance.
       

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