So today I was working on a new website for the company I am working for and I came across a plugin called Google Drive Embedder which allows for embedding Google Drive files right into a page or post. I was blown away and started to think about how this could help businesses.
This plugin is great if you run a company and use Google Docs regularly with clients and your business. Documents, Images and even Folders can be placed directly into page or post for access.
A good example of use of this plugin could be if you have a Google Doc setup for pricing with your business for certain services and say you wanted to update or change that pricing in a year or two, you could make this change in Google Docs and there it would be automatically reflected on your website. Another example may be that you want to setup a private intranet with your company for access to files or editing documents, you could even place this on a password blocked WordPress page, or for visitors to access and change files and even upload files for your company. This is a great option and there are many possibilities that your company or organization could benefit from using a plugin like this.
However, in order to use the plugin you will need to also install the free (or premium) version of the popular Google Apps Login plugin, created by the same developer. This plugin is used more for the Intranet example for better security.
There is a premium version of the plugin which contains extra features such as:
- Embed Images: serve them directly from Google Drive, respecting your Google sharing settings.
- Google Calendars: pick from your Google Calendars and provide download links to ICAL or XML, or embed them directly in your site.
- Google Docs export: provide links to downloadable versions of Google Docs, e.g. Spreadsheets exported as PDF or Excel.
- Embed Folders: simply keep your Google Drive folder up-to-date with your files, and your staff or website visitors will always be able to view a list of the latest documents.
- Support and updates for one year.
Also a Enterprise Version which price is based on the number of users.
Here is a great video on the plugin and how it works.