Plugin Reviews

Google Doc Embedder

Lets you embed PDF, MS Office, and many other file types in a web page using the free Google Docs Viewer (no Flash or PDF browser plug-ins required).

66 reviews
Average Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars
Currently Having Issues
By , for WP 4.2.2

This plugin worked great until a few days a go. My issue I am having is with the preview. All of my PDF's and DOC's are showing a gray box now with "No preview Available" in the center. All the pdf's and doc's are stored in the Media library on WordPress. I am not sure if Google changed something or if it is the plugin itself. Any help to resolve this would be greatly appreciated.

Great when it works, BUT....!
By , for WP 4.1.2

It really is no good if it doesn't display a file every time. One needs to constantly refresh pages multiple times for a pdf or other file to display correctly.

Good, except viewer can download/print
By , for WP 4.1.1

Nice plug-in, but it doesn't prevent a viewer from being able to download/print the document (they can just use the popout feature). The FAQs should be updated.

absolutely wonderful
By , for WP 4.1.1

I absolutely love this plugin. Its made life so much easier for me esp with PDF publishing. I loved it so much that just to express gratitude I had to click retrive my wordpress password!

I get so many great research pdfs and thanks thru this viewew I can simply present them in their originality.

Thank you for this wonderful plugin

Fantastic plugin
By , for WP 4.0

A really well designed plug-in that taps into resources provided by Google. Sometimes Google changes things up and some functions disappear, but I suppose that is like complaining about free pizza that sometimes comes without pepperoni.

The plug-in has very useful customization features and the author is responsive in the support forum. Thank you!

Great Plugin
By , for WP 4.0

Brilliant Plugin. Works like a dream!

Thank you for this.

Can't display
By , for WP 3.9.2

i tested on localhost. I have tried many file types but the plugin doesn't work. It keeps telling "Sorry, we were unable to find the document at the original source. Verify that the document still exists. You can also try to download the original document by clicking here." Can anyone help me please? thanks.

Can't get it to work and too many alternatives to waste my time with this one
By , for WP 3.9.2

I got the same generic catch-all error message others are getting:

"You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in Google Docs format. Please try again later."

I can view the documents outside this plugin fine. So, the message in the error is not the real problem, nor helpful for troubleshooting.

I noticed a huge list of alternatives. Thus, it doesn't make sense to tinker around with trying to get a buggy-one to work.

Easy Install, Clean Appearance
By , for WP 3.9.1

A wonderful previewer to use for PDFs or other document! Thank you.

Great plugin
By , for WP 3.9.1

Thank you very much for the GDE plugin. It is simply the best in its category.

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