Get Your Embedded Document Widget Code

Once you’ve installed our HTML5 Document Viewer for WordPress you’ll need your Embedded Document Widget Code to place into the plugin so you can show your documents off to your audience.

The steps below will walk you through the process.

Step 1 - Visit This Link
Step 1 – Visit This Link
Step 2 - Click The Create New Account Link
Step 2 – Click The Create New Account Link
Step 3 - Complete The Registration Form And Click Register Account
Step 3 – Complete The Registration Form And Click Register Account
Step 4 - LogIn With Your New Account Details
Step 4 – LogIn With Your New Account Details
Step 5 - Upload A New Document Or Use One Of The Included Examples
Step 5 – Upload A New Document Or Use One Of The Included Examples
Step 6 - Convert The Document From Its Native Format To PDF
Step 6 – Convert The Document From Its Native Format To PDF
Step 7 - Click On The HTML5 Viewer Icon That Appears Alongside The Newly Created PDF
Step 7 – Click On The HTML5 Viewer Icon That Appears Alongside The Newly Created PDF
Step 8 - Copy The HTML5 Viewer Code
Step 8 – Copy The HTML5 Viewer Code
Step 9 - Paste The HTML5 Viewer Code Into The WordPress Plugin Dialog
Step 9 – Paste The HTML5 Viewer Code Into The WordPress Plugin Dialog

Once you’ve done the above and published (or previewed) your post you’ll see your nice new HTML5 viewer showing your document content on your own website!

If you need anything from us, just get in touch, we’d love to start a conversation with you.

Install Our HTML5 Document Viewer WordPress Plugin

Installing the Doc Conversion API HTML5 Document Viewer on WordPress only takes a few seconds.

This article shows the manual option of installing, an alternative option is installing from the WordPress Plugins directory which will be covered in a separate article.

Step 1 - Plugins
Step 1 – Go To Your WordPress Sites Plugins Section
Step 2 - Choose The Upload Plugin Option
Step 2 – Choose The “Upload Plugin” Option
Step3 - Upload The Plugin And Click Install Now
Step 3 – Upload The Plugin And Click “Install Now”

The Doc Conversion API WordPress Plugin can be downloaded from this location.

Step 4 - Once Uploaded Activate The Plugin
Step 4 – Once Uploaded Activate The Plugin
Step 5 - Validate The Install
Step 5 – Validate The Install

Once installed, create a new WordPress Post and follow the instructions below to insert a new document viewer.

Step 6 - Insert A Doc Conversion API Widget Into Your Post
Step 6 – Insert A Doc Conversion API Widget Into Your Post
Step 7 - Get Your Document Viewer Code And Paste It Into The Plugin Window
Step 7 – Get Your Document Viewer Code And Paste It Into The Plugin Window

To get your embedded document widget code, read this post.

Step 8 - Publish Your Post To Embed Your Document
Step 8 – Publish Your Post To Embed Your Document

Voila! – you’re done.

Why Doc Conversion API?

Good question, thanks for asking!

We started out with a simple set of goals at Doc Conversion API

  1. To provide the best document rendering quality of any online document conversion API
  2. To provide a simple API that let us do all of the most obvious document manipulation tasks
  3. To provide a super simple UI that allows all levels of user interact with Doc Conversion API
  4. To support the most used document formats
  5. To provide a rich and simple to use HTML5 document viewer

Over the next few posts we’ll walk you through our thinking and how we achieved these goals.

 

What is an HTML5 Document Viewer?

The world is moving fast and the web even faster. Standards and technologies change on an almost daily basis. Using an HTML5 Document Viewer can help you in your day-to-day website needs, but how?

An example of this ever shifting landscape is when Steve Jobs went to war on Adobe’s Flash technology – Thoughts on Flash – Steve listed in over 1500 words why he believed Flash should be a thing of the past, why it was never a good idea and what would replace it.

In steps HTML5, In Steve’s own words:

Apple has adopted HTML5, CSS and JavaScript – all open standards. Apple’s mobile devices all ship with high performance, low power implementations of these open standards. HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash).

This among other reasons is why we’ve build Doc Conversion API, our aim is to provide a HTML5 document viewing experience that does away with power hungry plugins that result in instability in your browser of platform.

HTML5 Document Viewer
An Excel spreadsheet rendered inside our HTML5 Document Viewer

Features of Doc Conversion APIs HTML document viewer include:

  • Multiple Document Format Support
    • Most common file formats including PDF, DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, MSG files and many many more.
  • Cross-platform compatibility
    • Your end users will be able to view documents from any web-enabled device that has an HTML5 capable browser, including
      • IE8+, Microsoft Edge,Chrome, Chrome for Android, Firefox, Safari 5+, Mobile Safari
  • Supported Devices
    • iPhone / iPad
    • Android smartphones and tables
    • Windows Mobile
    • PC + Mac
  • HTML5 based text rendering
    • You’ll be able to select, copy and paste text from within your documents
    • This also enables find and highlight functionality within your documents
  • A easy to use Web UI – NO PLUGINS NEEDED!
    • Scroll through your documents easily
    • Simple and intuitive thumbnail view
    • Landscape and portrait document views are supported
    • Download your documents or print them from the browser
  • Super easy to install and deploy
    • Install our HTML5 document viewer in around 6 minutes (That was our fastest deployment yet!)
    • No downloads or installs for your customers to wrestle with
    • Fully feature REST API, allowing you to embed the HTML5 document viewer within your own apps
    • On-premise or cloud based install
    • WordPress, Umbraco, Dot Net Nuke, HTML Website, PHP website support
  • Super friendly and English speaking support team

If you’re looking for a lightweight, easy to install HTML5 Document Viewer for your website or application, just sign up for a free account or get in touch, we’ll be really happy to show you around.