6 replies, 2 voices Last updated by  Xavier 5 years, 8 months ago
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  • #10496

    Xavier
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    @xavier

    How can I add Google Drive dynamic charts to my blog?

  • #10497

    peter
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    @peter

    @xavier – are you talking about the ones created in a spreadsheet?

    Here is a link to the Google Docs help page for spreadsheets: Create and Edit Charts. Look at the section entitled Exporting, publishing, and embedding charts.

    Here is a link to one of the subsections there describing how to grab the embed code: Publishing a chart to your webpage or blog post

    After following those instructions, in your post editor, you’ll need to switch to the HTML view while editing your post and simple paste in the HTML code that Google gives you.

  • #10498

    Xavier
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    @xavier

    @peter I thought I had done that.
    I will try again.

  • #10499

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    @peter it doesn’t work.
    I guess Javascript is the problem.
    To make it work, I published them as pictures.

  • #10501

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    And one last question: how can I be sure that the pictures/graphs stays on forever?
    They didn’t show when I looked at them right now and then when I logged on to Google Drive they kept on appearing and disappearing (the files are public).

    While you answer me, I will download them and import them as pictures.

  • #10509

    peter
    Keymaster
    @peter

    @xavier I see no reason why they shouldn’t be there forever. The HTML code you get from Google simply loads the chart from Google. It’s really not much different from a video embed code. As long as the cart is available in Google Drive, it should work. However, the code doesn’t update when you change the chart in Google Drive – the parameters of the chart are embedded in the HTML code itself and the script it loads is used to make the chart interactive.

    There may be a conflict with javascript between your site and the Google code (your theme is pretty old now, but it may also be one of the plugins on Tea Trade). If you can display them as pictures, and are happy doing so, that is probably the better long-term solution.

  • #10515

    Xavier
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    @xavier

    It works with the pictures but it would be cooler with dynamic charts (but I am in no hurry).

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