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Embed Google Form in WordPress.com site

  1. peerinstruction
    Member

    I have tried everything to embed a Google Form in my WordPress.com site and it's not just working. I have gone through all the support documents -
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-docs/ and http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/google-form-does-not-appear?replies=10#post-1157044
    and http://michaelwalsh.org/blog/2013/02/05/work-around-for-google-forms-problem/

    Which indicates this should work - but it does not.

    I am pasting the embed link in my blog page in both the visual and the text screen. I made sure the Google Form was public. I tried a Legacy Google Form AND a regular google form. Nothing shows up - here is the published page - http://blog.peerinstruction.net/test-lesson/

    The blog I need help with is blog.peerinstruction.net.

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  3. Hi there!

    The post in question has been deleted. Do you have another example where it isn't working for you?

  4. peerinstruction
    Member

    yes - here are the steps i took -

    Here is the embed code - <iframe src="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dGNKRERVWENGRVpxS09yTTZSLWJvdkE6MQ" width="760" height="625" frameborder="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0">Loading...</iframe>

    I pasted that into the Text tab without touching the visual tab and then published it and this what I got -

    http://blog.peerinstruction.net/test-lesson-2/

  5. Hi there!

    I did more investigation and it looks like the Annotum theme doesn't properly process the Google Docs iframe code to our WordPress.com shortcode. To get around this, you can do one of two things:

    1. Link to the Google Docs web link for your form.

    2. Create a new, private blog using a different theme that you will use to process your Google forms iframe code into the WordPress.com shortcode. I would recommend using Twenty Eleven or Twenty Twelve for the theme.

    You would just write a new post, paste in your Google Form iframe code, and publish. Go in and edit this published post and you should see some code that looks like this (this is the code from your sample above):
    [googleapps domain="docs" dir="spreadsheet/embeddedform" query="formkey=dGNKRERVWENGRVpxS09yTTZSLWJvdkE6MQ" width="760" height="625" /]

    Then, you can copy and paste that code into your main site's post or page and it will display properly.

    Here's a reference on creating a new blog:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/register-a-blog/#adding-new-blog-to-an-existing-account

    I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

  6. peerinstruction
    Member

    THANK YOU! That' makes sense. Glad to hear I wasn't doing something totally ridiculous. ;)

    I'll try this - I really appreciate your help.

    J

  7. You're welcome! :)

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