Support » Plugin: Google Doc Embedder » Just installed but doesn't work – please help

  • Resolved RickHawk


    I just installed your plugin and can not get it to work. Can you tell me if I’ve missed something in the setup?

    I entered this in the HTML tab of my page:
    [gview file=””]

    I checked on the Google docs page and the document is set to public.

    When I open the WordPress page I do not even see the Google viewer.

    Thanks in advance,

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  • Plugin Author k3davis


    Hi Rick,

    Per the FAQ, you’ll find error codes always in the page source rather than publicly displayed.

    Typically the plugin doesn’t embed Google Documents – I know, that makes the plugin seem like a misnomer. If you save your file to your own web site and link to it there, it will work. You can try to embed it from Google Docs itself, but this is temperamental at best. You’ll have to add force=”1″ to the shortcode to bypass the file type check, or turn off internal error checking for all docs under GDE Settings/Advanced.

    It’s called Google Doc Embedder because it uses the viewer from Google Docs as a standalone viewer for (typically locally hosted) file types. There is no native connection to Google Docs service itself, as I’ve never been able to reliably use the viewer for this service (ironically).

    Hope that helps.


    Thank you very much for your help. It works perfect now!

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