Google Docs is a very popular service that is part of Google’s Drive package.
Using Google Docs, you can edit and share your documents in real-time. There’s no need to share endless files back-and-forth.
It is possible to embed Google Docs in WordPress. All you need is the Google Docs URL and a plugin called EmbedPress. This is one of many excellent plugins available for Gutenberg, including Click here to find EmbedPress on WordPress.org.
Step #2. Publish your Google Doc
Now you need to publish your Google Doc so that’s it’s publicly visible.
Log in to your Google Docs account and then access the document you want to publish.
Go to “File”, then “Publish to the web”.
Click twice to continue: first a blue “Publish” button and then an “OK” button.
Google will now show you a URL for your Google Doc. Save this URL and double-check these things:
- Your URL should end in /pubhtml
- Paste your URL into a different browser where you aren’t logged into Google. If you can’t see the doc, then it hasn’t been correctly published to the web.
Step #3. Embed your Google Docs in WordPress
Now you can add your Google Doc to WordPress.
Go to your WordPress admin area and edit a post or page. Click the + icon in the top-left corner of editing area:
Find the “Google Docs” block in the “EmbedPress” area:
Now you can enter the URL for your Google Doc. This is the link ending in /pubhtml that you saved earlier.
Click the “Embed” button and you’ll now see your Google Docs embed:
Video introduction to Gutenberg Embeds
This video is part of our Gutenberg class on YouTube and explains how to use widgets and embeds in Gutenberg.
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