How to Embed Google Spreadsheets in Joomla

Google's Sheets product is their version of Microsoft Excel.

It is really easy to add Google's spreadsheets to Joomla sites, using our OSEmbed extension.

You can embed Google Sheets into your Joomla site with just a URL.

Step #1. Install OSEmbed

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Step #2. Get the Google Sheets URL

Getting the link for a Google Spreadsheet
  • Click the Share button in the top-right.
Share button inside Google sheets
  • We now need to change who can access the document. Click the "Change" link:
Controlling who can access a Google spreadsheet
  • Choose to make the document public on the web:
Link sharing controls in google sheets
  • Copy the link in the box:
A link to share a Google sheet

Step #3. Add the Google Sheets URL to a Joomla article

  • Go to your Joomla site and login.
  • Add the Google Sheets URL to a Joomla article:
A Google Sheets link inside a Joomla article

The URL will automatically be turned into a working Google spreadsheet! You'll see a preview inside the editor:

A Google Sheets embed inside a Joomla article

The Google spreadsheet embed will work perfectly on the front of your site.

A Google Sheets embed showing inside a Joomla article

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. He was a teacher for many years before starting OSTraining. Steve wrote the best-selling Drupal and Joomla books.

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