Problem with embedding GoogleDocs form

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  • #625217

    cvanhasselt
    Member

    Hello – Just trying out the Google Docs embedding, and tried embedding a ridiculously simple form into a page, just to try it out. However, the form doesn’t display. The form is shared publicly, and I’m using a plain theme (on the form), MistyLook by Sadish for my WordPress theme.

    I get the embed code from Google, add a new post, or page, paste the embed code in HTML view, and nothing shows up on preview, or publish. What am I missing?

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

    #625412

    vmc1978
    Member

    hello,

    you could use the wordpress form – in the post screen where the buttons are for inserting media, polls etc, there is a button at the end that says insert a form.

    im no techie but seems you can and cant do certain things with certain themes, so maybe give this form button a try out instead?

    #625432

    raincoaster
    Member

    Many, many MANY people are reporting problems with this over the past few days. Report it to staff.

    #625445

    cvanhasselt
    Member

    @vmc1978: I want to use Google docs because it offers more flexibility than standard post forms. And, not to put too fine a point on it, it is supposed to work:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/google-docs/ – halfway down the page, I followed the instructions for inserting a form, both in a post and a page, in both unpublished preview and published mode. I haven’t been able to get this to work as advertised. At this point, I’m really just “kicking the tires” on this feature, but frankly I am surprised – I’ve yet to see something from WordPress.com that just works!

    @raincoaster: I was under the impression that staff read the forums? Is there a separate place to submit to staff? If so, please point me in that direction.

    Thanks to both of you for responding so promptly.

    #625447

    cvanhasselt
    Member

    Oops, that must have been my subconscious speaking. I meant “I’ve yet to see something from WordPress.com that DOESN’T just work” Seriously, I’ve always been impressed with the quality of the WordPress.com platform, and I am genuinely surprised.

    #625448

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, staff generally don’t read the forums. There’s a special forum to contact staff, but the best way is via your dashboard Help button.

    #625449

    timethief
    Member

    @cvanhasselt
    Others have been experiencing the same issue. Click this tag and see what you find. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/google-docs

    #625461

    cvanhasselt
    Member

    Thanks for all of your help, after following @timethief link and carefully reading it all, there was one plain English explanation of what to do. II found one post with complete sentences with verbs, nouns, prepositions, etc. :-) That helped a lot, and the solution was … envelope please….

    change the
    dir=”spreadsheets/embeddedform” parameter
    to
    dir=”embeddedform”
    (applause!)

    I know this is an interoperability bug, and with WordPress and Google being pretty aggressive about updates, I’m sure it was somehow overlooked in testing. I understand this is probably a feature that few people use, so I’m happy with a good workaround. Thanks one and all!

    #625463

    timethief
    Member

    @cvanhasselt
    Hi there. Thanks for letting us know this. I flagged the thread to bring it to Staff attention. :)

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