We currently have a work around with issues concerning embedded forum, i.e. with third party cookies and iframe.
however, with this workaround there will be issues with third party cookies with Safari users accessing your forum. to solve this. we urge you to change the domain name of your nabble app to match the site you are embedding it on
your site is: www.examplesite.com change your nabble ap domain to forum.examplesite.com
Peter - I'm not sure I understand. I think my forum on Nabble is bullnose-enthusiasts.12971.n8.nabble.com. But it is embedded on my site at http://www.garysgaragemahal.com. Are you saying that is a problem?
If you look at the URLs in your embedded forum, you will see "cid=" in them. This was implemented (not by me) to replace cookies since cookies won't work when third-party cookies are disabled. But this is a hack that I want to get rid of. I believe this is the cause of both SEO issues and logout issues. Third-party cookies are enabled by default on most browsers, so most users wouldn't be affected by removing this hack. But Safari has a moronic policy of rejecting third-party cookies by default if no cookies have yet been set for the domain. This would prevent new Safari users from logging in to your forum. But if you change the domain of your nabble forum to forum.garysgaragemahal.com then the cookies are no longer third-party, so this solves the issue.
Ok, this is sounding good, guys. But, I'm not sure I understand how to "change the domain of your nabble forum to forum.garysgaragemahal.com". As you have surely surmised, I'm on thin ice when getting into the technical part of websites, URL's, etc.
Can you help me understand how to do what you are suggesting? Please?
Ok, I see the steps, as shown below. But do I need to have a 3-part URL like forum.garysgaragemahal.com? Or, could it just be garysgaragemahal.com? Right now garysgaragemahal.com takes you to the forum as the forum is on the home page, so I'm happy to do that and I don't think I have to do any other registration.
your homepage and the forum page are two separate things so you have to differentiate them. the custom domain name points to the forum on nabble server, the main site points to weebly. so yes, you do need the 3 part URL(at least I would do it that way)
My domain, garysgaragemahal.com, is registered on GoDaddy. And I can add a CNAME record there. Are you saying I need to add forum.garysgaragemahal.com as a CNAME? If so, here are the fields I need to fill in:
"garysgaragemahal.com" is your domain name. your already have "www". you subdomain name would be "forum" or anything else you like. have it point to the nabble server your forum is on. in this case, it is "n8.nabble.com"
That complete step 1
done that, fill in the custom domain. i.e. step 2, etc.
Peter - I hate to be so dense, but I'm really lost. First, you said my "subdomain name" would be "forum", but the way you used it was "forum.garysgaragemahal.com". I would have thought a subdomain would have been "sub" to garysgaragemahal, so would be something like garysgaragemahal.forum.com. So I'm confused there.
Then you asked me if I can "set the CNAME-record in your domain registrar"? And I showed you what I can do in GoDaddy and what blanks I need to fill out. But your response didn't say anything about those other blanks. Instead, you talked about Step 1 and Step 2 in Nabble.
Again, I'm sorry to be as thick as two planks, but I really don't understand what I need to do. I truly want to do it, whatever "it" is, but I'm really lost as to what to do.
Cname in the domain registrar is part of the step 1 in nabble.
You can see that you have “www” for your domain name “garysgaragemahal.com”
The cname will be the new custom domain you give your forum, which it will point to the nabble server. This is what you have to fill out on godaddy.com. So in your case I would say “forum” to the cname point to n8.nabble.com
Then you do step 2 on nabble. “forum.garysgaragemahal.com”
Read my previous post again. The direction on godaddy is pretty clear.