Google Form does not appear

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  • #1144870

    davis1101
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    I followed the instructions on this link: http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-docs/. I made my Google forms public. I can see the results of the form (what people input) on my WordPress.com blog. However, when I try to post the form on the blog (by copying the embed code from Google), nothing appears on my page.

    The blog I need help with is davis1101.wordpress.com.

    #1145137

    rockalive
    Member

    Same Problem here.

    #1145156

    njkruis
    Member

    I’m fairly new to WP, but it looks like when you add embedded code to a page or post from a google app, WordPress does something to convert the code into a shortcode snippet so that the iframe tags are not stripped when they run their security routines.

    It seems that this conversion process is now out of date since google has changed the way it structures its URLs for documents on Google Drive.

    I could be wrong, but I have noticed some forms that work under the old URL scheme.

    Can someone from WordPress confirm or deny this?

    #1145157

    WordPress does something to convert the code into a shortcode snippet so that the iframe tags are not stripped when they run their security routines.

    No, those codes are stripped out as security risks.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/category/shortcodes/

    The user has to do the conversion, if any. WP doesn’t do it.

    #1145158

    njkruis
    Member

    This is not the case in my experience. If I put the old embed code:

    <iframe src=”https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=MyFormKey” frameborder=”0″ width=”760″ height=”1997″ marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″></iframe>

    into the visual editor something will convert it into the form:

    [googleapps domain="spreadsheets" dir="spreadsheet/embeddedform" query="formkey=MyFormKey" width="760" height="1997" /]

    after I publish the page/post.

    #1145163

    rockalive
    Member

    There’s no conversion in my blog, it’s just gone. If i take your “converted” c+ode, theres the blank space of 760×1997. because i cant even find a “formkey” in the url google gives me. And i’ve tried a lot of things now.

    So please can’t someone working at wordpress just ask the guys at google and fix it, or publish the solution here? thanks!

    #1145213

    rockalive
    Member

    So after there were no answers here i was looking around forther and found this “workaround” to get the old formkey: http://michaelwalsh.org/blog/2013/02/05/work-around-for-google-forms-problem/

    #1145215

    njkruis
    Member

    Thanks, @rockalive! This did the trick for me!

    #1145243

    jkudish
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I have gone ahead and updated our automatic Google Docs Embed code to accept both the old and new format. You should now be able to embed your forms with the embed code that Google Docs provide without the workaround.

    Please let us know if you continue to have any trouble.

    #1145266

    maayanale
    Member

    Thanks @rockalive , your tip helped a lot!

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