Google Sheet / Embed / Make Copy

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  • #3143476

    strategyfpl
    Member

    Hi,

    I’m looking to do the following:

    – 1) embed a Google Sheet
    – 2) allow users to edit this embedded Google Sheet
    – 3) ensure that the original data is not changed or deleted. This can be done in a traditional Google Sheet by replacing ‘edit’ with ‘copy’ in the URL. This then forced the user to ‘make copy’.

    Does anyone know if this is possible to achieve all three with word press?

    Thanks in advance
    Ryan

    #3143480

    timethief
    Member

    You failed to post the URL starting with https:// of the site but unless it’s a site hosted by WordPress.COM you are posting to the wrong support forum.

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    We provide support only for WordPress.COM hosted sites on our servers and your site may not be among them. WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and you can read the differences here http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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    #3143482

    strategyfpl
    Member

    I’ve not created the website yet.
    Before I do, I wanted to know if this functionality is possible?
    Thanks
    Ryan

    #3143486

    timethief
    Member

    I do not use Google docs but we do have a support doc at https://en.support.wordpress.com/google-docs/ that may answer your questions.

    If not, type modlook into the sidebar tags on this thread for a Staff follow-up. How do I get a Moderator/Staff reply for my question? https://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-help-in-the-forums/#how-do-i-get-a-moderatorstaff-reply-for-my-question. Also subscribe to this thread so you are notified when they respond and be patient while waiting. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

    #3143487

    timethief
    Member

    re: 2 and 3

    If you wish to issue invitations to add official users to your site see these support docs for details:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/#adding-users-to-your-site

    #3145952

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    All we offer is the ability to embed the sheet on your site, and the embedded version of the sheet on your site cannot be edited at all but is read-only. This is not a limitation on our end, but is part of how publishing a Google Sheet to any website works.

    The actual sheet will still be hosted on Google’s systems, and someone will have to access it there via the shared document link in order to edit it. So what changes can be made and by whom entirely depends on the permissions you set in Google Sheets itself.

    When you publish the sheet you’ll be able to select a setting that any changes to the sheet itself should automatically cause the embedded version to update.

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