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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).


62 reviews
Average Rating
4.6 out of 5 stars
Great Support, Fantastic Plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

Works well on a multi-site installation and behind a firewall across a enterprise network.

great plug in an exceptional support
By , for WP 3.7.1

Using this plugin to embed PDFs only at the moment and it works great.
Had FF issues from the beginning, plug in not showing. Logged support question and get response in one hour. Cleared FF cache and cookies and all works as expected.
Great work and superb support!

Poorly named but fantastically executed
By , for WP 3.6.1

I spent the last week searching for a WordPress plug-in that would only show the download link for registered users. I want to choose permissions by default so that only registered users can get the download link OR separate permissions for individual files. Well, THIS is it!

That's the poorly named part... because I only saw by accident on a preview of this plug-in on another website that I could do it here and it's not highlighted on the plug-in description page. Combining that ability with a previewer means that visitors get to preview the file without thinking registering will be a waste their time.

This plug-in will:
-let you create a custom profile so you chose if registered users or everyone sees the download link (or nobody)
-optionally allow you to disable copy and paste from the preview pane
-optionally allow you to shorten the URL

I do wish larger files could be previewed - but that is not a restriction of the plug-in its a restriction of the google previewer.

Overall the install was flawless, inserting files and getting the short code easy, and it didn't hiccup with my premium personalized template.

As if THAT wasn't enough. I had an initial problem SHOWING the download link to anyone (I had chosen the high-security profile) and after reading the FAQ and support forums I shot off a support request from the form integrated in the plug-in. I got a response in 4 hours - and not just a bonehead response but clear instructions on what to do (or what I did wrong).

Thanks for the quality plug-in and quality support!!



P.S. I have a problem of bandwidth theft with ebay and amazon listings linking to the manuals on my website (25% of my bandwidth usage) - would love for an option for registered users to click to have a one-time URL for download emailed to them or some other blockage to stop people hotlinking from domains other than my own.

pleased and impressed
By , for WP 3.6.1

Thank you for this functionality! It is pleasing clients quickly. :-)

Great plugin
By , for WP 3.6.1

Great plugin for viewing PDF and PPT in webpage. Simple and effective.

Excellent plugin with great support
By , for WP 3.6.1

Thank you very much for your good work.

By , for WP 3.6

This is a really great plugin for .DOC and .PDF , easy to change things and easy for clients to add documents to a page.

Totally awesome :)

Works very well
By , for WP 3.6

This plugin seems to work very well, and is extremely well supported. In Firefox I found that I had to log out of a Google account for the viewer to work -- but then couldn't replicate the problem when I logged back in. Any problems seem to be related to the fact (I hope I've got this right!) that Google (in the US) fetches documents and sends them back every time they need to be displayed. I am using it in an application with ten pdf's on a page, each around 2MB, and all the front pages are usually displayed within a few seconds.

Works Great
By , for WP 3.5.2

Using for a PDF file and it's working brilliantly. Thanks!

Works very well.
By , for WP 3.5.2

Could do with a user friendly settings GUI.

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