I have a rather simple question to which I can't find answer on web : suppose I have written a Manipulation in Mathematica, a beautiful .nb file that generates some presentation. Let us say, I draw an ellipse.

 ParametricPlot[{a Sin[(t)], b Cos[(t)]}, {t, 0, 20 Pi}, 
  PlotRange -> 1, PerformanceGoal -> "Quality"],
 {{a, 1}, 0, 1}, {{b, 1}, 0, 1}]

I would like to put a resulting manipulation on my web site. Is it possible, and if yes, what are y options ?

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    $\begingroup$ wolfram.com/cdf/adopting-cdf/deploying-cdf/… $\endgroup$
    – Young
    Commented Feb 5, 2017 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ If you only want to vary a single parameter, I'd suggest exporting as a movie instead. Then it can be embedded without the CDF plugin, and is therefore more portable. The movie playhead then serves as the slider to control the parameter. If you want a high quality animation, you may be interested in this question: How to translate interactive graphics from Mathematica to standard HTML+SVG? $\endgroup$
    – Jens
    Commented Feb 5, 2017 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ CDF plugin is dying so you could use CloudDeploy, it will eat your credits though. $\endgroup$
    – Kuba
    Commented Feb 6, 2017 at 6:51

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The days of plugin are long gone. In a video of WRI 2016 conference, there was talk that in 11.2 there will new features for CDF, including what is called portable CDF and web applets/microsites and new CDF export wizard. See video by Andre Kuzniarek here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjG0gTSUsPY&list=PLxn-kpJHbPx0xBVkORRdoQbahhhE8Sn04&index=69

Some of the highlights of talk: (coming in future version of Mathematica)

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