For many of you, your WordPress.com site isn’t just about communication, it’s about collaboration, too.
We’re taking collaboration and sharing one step further today at WordPress.com by enabling you to embed presentations, documents, forms, spreadsheets, and calendars created with Google Docs and Google Calendar.
We’ve had a lot of users request this functionality from our awesome Happiness Engineers, and we are listening.
To get started sharing Google Docs and Google Calendars, just copy/paste the code provided by Google into a post, page, or text widget, and you’re done!
We’ve created two new Support documents to guide you through this step by step:
Note: if you’re sharing a private (not public) document, the viewer will have to be logged into Google and have permission to access the document.
- May 9, 2011 @ 4:30 pm
Great feature. Do you know whether there will be any support for Windows Live Office and Windows Live Hotmail Calendar in the future? I don’t use Google. :-(
i like this.. i wanna try :)
Nice Invention. This thing with log in to google, if the post is private…
Seems to be a nice function.
We’ll se, if it’s that great, how it seems to be!
I am going to check this out. Those things are the reasons for blogging with WordPress! ;)
Nice! Have to try that soon.
unexpected good news :)
Does this mean we can now use Google Friend Connect as well?
Not crazy about this feature. Just tried it. Copied the iframe code to my post, and it embeds my doc as a small window with scroll bars? Very unappealing. It may be ok for some applications, but not for my blog.
you are the best!
Great update this, sorely needed. This takes our wordpress experience one step closer. And especially for doc-ey people like me, this is a wonderful, wonderful update. I am so going to love this one!
Fantastic! I have been waiting for the ability to display my Google calendar! Thanks WP, team!
Thanks a lot, I’ve been waiting for this feature!
This just made my day (even though I noticed it a few days ago). And with Gmail announcing today that users can color code their Google Calendar, it made it even better! Thank you!
Wonderfull. Will this functionality also be coming to wordpress.org sites? (Or is it already there and I just have not discovered it?)
Awesome new feature!
Thank you for informing us
That’s great news!
Hot damn! Thank you! I was just talking the other day with another designer (whom I’m trying to make a wordpress convert) about all the things I love about designing our website with WordPress, but that one of the few things I didn’t like was that I couldn’t use google calendars. You’ve made me eat my words! She, in particular, works with a website that is heavily focussed on events and thus needed a site where she could pull in her google calendar.
Pretty convenient! Oh please please allow google analytics integration some day…
these could turn out to be quite usefull
That would be pretty cool!
Google Calendar is only showing up as a calendar (no different than the WordPress Calendar widget). It would be helpful if an individual calendar events could be shown in a list format. is there a short code to show only the future and individual calendar events?
This is a great new feature! Maybe the ability to embed Google Maps is in the horizon?
Awesome! I’m sure this will come in handy!
this is AMAZING!!!
Great add-on! I’m sure it’ll come in handy once I get into the Google tools too :P
But I can’t wait to give it try :)
super news! well done WP!
Sounds terrific. I haven’t needed those specific functions yet but I love the idea of being more cooperative with google.
I would really like to see wordpress blogs show up in my google reader feature like blogger. That would be awesome!
Wait a sec! Ain’t bartenders happiness engineers?” Hey, photomatt, pour me a scotch on the rocks!
It’s high time the winter of our discontent
become the not so silent spring of ACTION!
I’ll no longer use anything, any phase, any promotion that deals with Google or Verizon. Those entities have joined forces in an attempt to “own” the internet. The internet needs to remain “free”.
Your happiness engineers have a degree in awesomeness!
This is great! I do wish that Google Friend Connect would be added. That would be awesome!
Great news, I’m waiting to try it…
By chance, just decided to create a calendar page TODAY. moment of clarity/technological breakthrough in uploading a calendar was definitely fueled by this becoming available. No wonder I was having trouble just a few hours before!
p.s. so thank you so much!!! huge time saver!
Thanks a lot. This will be pretty useful, I’m sure!
That’s why WP is the best blog server! Realy a awesome new! Thx n congrats!
Utterly fantastic! I recently had a couple friends convince me of the value of google docs. Imbedding them into wordpress posts doubles their value and uses for me. I am a science fiction/fantasy writer, and love google doc’s method of sharing progress. Thank you so much, WordPress team, for all the new treats!
This is a great idea. Whilst I am not sure I have much use for this feature yet, it is nice to have the option. On that note, could people please suggest reasons why I would want to share Google calendar (or docs) on my blog (and not just give them the link to my Google calendar/docs)?
Oww yeahhhh… i reallllllyyy like this.
dari dulu kek :)
seriously, seriously? that’s AMAZING NEWS!
You guys are Rocking……….. after Jet pack it is a another useful application here…………
I will try soon,
Really good. WordPress.com rocks
Great! Would it be possible to do the same with the Facebook “Like box”? (https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/) It is much better than the “Page badge”, which is the only one that works with wordpress.com…
Thanks, this will be very handy.
THANK YOU! Just the feature I have been waiting for!
Cool! Thank you so much, WP!
Yes, WP! Get it easy, easy, and easy! :P
Can we share ‘Scribd’ docs too?
Thank you! This will be so nice when sharing longer documents! I love WordPress!
Yet another surprise. Should move to Google Docs soon. Many many thanks..
What about Google Polls?
Incredible the new feature!!!
Greetings from Mexico!!! :D
Very Nice one. Thank you. I will share this article with my friends.
Can’t wait to try it out! :D
Things just get better. A great addition!
Very good information. You the people suggest us so we are growing. Thanks!
Awesome, thank you!
wow That would be pretty cool!
Got started and having fun so far!
A great enhancement. Looking forward to trying it out.
Nice feature. Not as good as the EME-Plugin, but already useful. THX
Brilliant idea. Thanks.
Nice. Can you add funcionality to I can embed Facebook Like Box in my site?
I love you guys! You are always striving to give the the customer needs and wants. I’ve been waiting for this. Thanks again!
I’m so excited I think i just had a baby and didn’t know it… oh no… it was just excitement, but if it was I’d call him WordPress ! thank you thank you for this! I’ve been so waiting for this feature.
Interesting also for our german users!tnx
Very cool – another new feature I didn’t know I needed! Great Job WP!
Have you WordPress “Happiness Engineers” – or whatever you call yourselves – been eavesdropping in my study? Are you blog spies too or something? I cannot, for the life of me, imagine how I could have slaved over the weekend to post my Google Calendar on one of my blogs, had to settle for an RSS feed in the Sidebar and by Tuesday I can in fact post my Calendar of events in all its grandeur. You guys can bug my mind anytime.
YAY! Thank you so much… this is awesome!
This has made me very happy :-)
Always trying hard to please Worldpress, Thanks!
thank you….this makes life easier for sure ! already added calendar….cheers !
Thanks a lot. I have been looking forward to this development for a long time. When is WP allowing Picasa slideshows on its blogs?
Excellent! Thank you!
This is great. I go to 3-5 fashion events a week and now that I can post them to my blog. It will prevent me from having to send one mass emails. Thank you, thank you, thank you veryyyyyyyyy much!
This will be awesome if I can get my swf to embed. Dunno why I can’t do that. :(
But thanks for the work, good job. :)
You guys are just God-sent. Awesome job!
I Like This Feature
Great for telling me this. It is simple and easy to embed the google docs or calendars thanks a lots
WordPress is now PERFECT!!!
Wow thank you wordpress! I didn’t even know this was a feature. This will literally make everything so much easier :))
A long over due feature many of us are going to benefit from, excellent work guys.
That is great! It means that communities using google groups internally can work well with facebook externally!
great news !!!
this is very useful! great for all of us !
Now that’s what I call craetive thinking!
This just made my day!!!! I had a link to our calendar and did not like that it couldn’t be embedded. Love the change. Thanks!