All embedded frames are loaded at once. Though the loading takes a bit longer, after that there is no need to wait for the other tabs to load later on. Instant switching between them is just done through clicking on the corresponding menu.
Basically, Name.ly/Frames compiles the tabs in this order:
- Table of Content (ToC)
- Auxiliary tabs
- Core tabs (My Sites or [auxiliary] feed)
- System tabs (with stats, settings and other links)
One can set which one of the above to show or to hide via the theme settings:
Apperance > Theme Settings > Menu Layout
Selecting tabs directly from URL
If you would like to select any particular tab directly from the address, use its slug:
Or use its index (
# stands for the ordinary number when counting the opened frames, stating from 1, excluding the ToC):
N.B. If there is a tab name with a valid integer number, it will be selected, not the one with the corresponding index.
N.B. “selected” URL parameter overrides both slug and tab number selectors. If slug or tab number selectors are used
?selected=0 will be ignored. To select the ToC from the URL one should not use
selected parameter at all.
If you want to hide ToC on some references, all you need to do is just to add one parameter
toc=off to the URL, e.g., http://name.ly/frames/?toc=off
Opening all tabs directly in browser
If you want to open all links directly in the browser, use
open parameter in the URL, e.g., http://name.ly/frames/?open
N.B. your browser needs to allow pop-ups. Please read this page if you want to learn how to enable it.
It is possible to add auxiliary tabs by specifying them in the URL via the following parameters:
url#– URL of the resource to load in iframe (must be a valid URL excluding or including
caption#– caption for the menu
# can be any number between 1 and 36 (less the number of shown core tabs). If one of those URLs is not specified, any further values will not be included.
E.g., the following URL
will add a page loading
http://name.ly/help/under menu item Help.Me.
N.B., by default, the auxiliary tabs will not be shown if they are hidden using the theme Menu Layout settings. Keep this feature disabled, if you don’t want anyone interfere with your site, its menu and loaded links.
N.B., when creating an API base, it is advised to delete default My Sites (or to switch the core tabs off) if you want to be able to add all 36 auxiliary links. If you leave the core tabs visible, say for the auxiliary feed, any items loaded from the feed will decrease the maximum number of possible auxiliary tabs. In other words, it is possible to have at most 36 tabs regardless the cofiguration.
For on-the-fly framing please read corresponding help section.
Of course it is possible to change titles, description, etc via the admin section of the site.
For those who what to extend their own API, the following URL parameters are available:
URL parameter Description
the title as it appears in the table of content
the description line as it appears in the table of content
the caption of the table of content tab (also can be set to “off” to hide or “on” to enforce)
menu background colour
menu tab text colour
menu tab background colour
menu tab selected text colour
menu tab selected background colour
Colours can be standard names like
transparent, or three character or six character hex codes in RGB format.
For example, this URL with parameters will change the title, description and the colours on the home page of Name.ly/Frames demo page:
Important: one needs to allow auxiliary tabs, else these parameters will be ignored, with one exception: it is possible to use values
off for the
toc parameter anytime.
If ToC is enabled and shown it is possible to prevent sites from loading in separate tabs by using parameter
By default, Name.ly/Frames theme takes My Sites (see My Sites) as tab sources.
One can also use a valid feed (Atom, RSS, XML, et al) to be embeded in the tabs instead of My Sites. For this, one need to specify the feed parameters in the theme options:
Apperance > Theme Settings > Tabs’ & Feed’s Sources
For example, precompiled name.ly/latestnewsintabs takes the latest 12 news entries from Name.ly/Feed and opens them in separate tabs.
In addition to the custom design, it is possible to use the following two parameters to override the feed settings to embed other feed or change the number of items:
URL parameter Description
URL of a valid feed
maximum number of items to process, can be anything between 1 and 36, default value is 12 or the one specified in the theme options
Important: one needs to allow auxiliary tabs, else these parameters will be ignored. These parameters will also be ignored if the chosen source type is My Sites, not Feed.
Thus, one can show any feed in tabs on-the-fly by using the following API link (this example creates a similar compilation we did for Name.ly/Feed above):
Should one also wish to change the colours, extra custom design, etcetera, then the auxiliary URL parameters described above can be used as well:
If you would like your tabs to reload now and then, i.e., to refresh the content, you can easily do it by adding
http://autoreload.me?time=1800&url=... – this will reload the page every 30 minutes (1800 seconds).
For example, http://autoreload.me?time=6&url=http://many.at/ reloads every 6 seconds.
If your URLs have
& or other special characters, you need to encode them first at AutoReload.Me.