Google Drive is a versatile way to store files and share with others, while your WordPress site is clearer and better structured for sharing more focused information. But using both at the same time can lead to confusion about where information is stored.
Wouldn’t it be great if WordPress could be used to control and structure the information your organization stores in Drive?
Google Drive Embedder is a WordPress plugin giving users easy access to their Google Drive in a popup box, where they can select documents to embed directly into their post or page. Just as easily as picking a photo from the WordPress media gallery.
Documents can be embedded in-line for your audience to read without leaving your site; as links to open up editable files (either in the same or a new browser tab); or as ‘download’ links to save files straight to the viewer’s computer.
There is a free version of the plugin available in the WordPress repository, and a premium version available for purchase below enabling access to certain extra file types and simple ‘iframed’ folders.
Or the Enterprise version of Google Drive Embedder goes even further and integrates Drive much more closely with your WordPress site or intranet, essentially allowing each page or post on WordPress to host its own file attachments, completely backed by Drive. It also brings slick interactive embedding for any Drive folder, so users can drill down into subfolders and preview files without leaving your site.
This means you no longer need to manage Drive and WordPress as two completely separate document sharing systems!
The Google Drive Embedder plugins require that you also install the free (or professional) version of our Google Apps Login plugin.
The free version of the plugin is available in the WordPress plugins directory. Search for ‘Google Drive Embedder’ from the Add New Plugins page of your WordPress site.
You can also purchase the premium version of the plugin for some important extra features:
- Google Calendars: pick from your Google Calendars and provide download links to ICAL or XML, or embed them directly in your site. (See example)
- 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. (See example of the iframe embed offered by the Premium version.) For more advanced folder integration please take a look at the Enterprise version of Drive Embedder below.
- Google Docs export: provide links to downloadable versions of Google Docs, e.g. Spreadsheets exported as PDF or Excel.
- Embed Images and Videos: serve them directly from Google Drive, respecting your Google sharing settings.
- Embed Google Forms so your visitors can take surveys.
- Support and automatic updates for one year.
To purchase securely, please see the options further down this page.
If for any reason you are not fully satisfied, we offer a 14 day, no-hassle, money-back guarantee.
Drive Embedder Enterprise has all the features of the premium and basic versions – easily embed files from Google Drive into your WordPress site – plus much more advanced folder embedding. This starts with much slicker styling. Instead of embedding folders as iframes, they are built directly into your WordPress pages, meaning users can click into subfolders and preview files without leaving your website. Users can also drag-and-drop files straight onto your site, uploading them instantly to Drive.
For intranets, the new folder types mean your site can be structured to direct employees straight to the Drive files they need – saving time and leaving them to do their jobs efficiently. They can upload files straight to Drive folders that are already intertwined with your intranet hierarchy – they no longer have to guess whether their colleagues will be looking through Drive or the intranet to find the information in the future. No more intranet instructions saying ‘go to Google Drive and find the relevant files’!
For public websites, the new folder styles mean your visitors can explore specific Drive folders without even needing their own account, meaning you can easily share files even with non-Google users or those unwilling to authenticate on your site.
Find out how our customers are using Enterprise Drive Embedder
The IT department can harness the power and flexibility of Google Drive while users remain comfortably within their familiar intranet environment. - Nick Trabue, Flat Branch
Licenses and Purchase
Our licenses allow you to use the software on the appropriate WordPress site(s) indefinitely, and include email support and automatic updates for one year. If for any reason you are not fully satisfied, we offer a 14 day, no-hassle, money-back guarantee.
Simply pick the correct license below then click purchase to enter your credit card or PayPal details so you can download straight away!
The license cost depends on the number of users on your Google Apps domain.
Secure checkout by credit card or PayPal – ready to download straight away.
Enterprise License for a single WordPress installation
Enterprise Licenses for multiple WordPress installations
Support and Troubleshooting
Our Frequently Asked Questions section contains a lot more information about the technical workings of the plugin – please check it out to understand how the plugin works!
If you have any questions please contact us.