Upload a spreadsheet to WordPress

These instructions will show you how to convert a spreadsheet to a live web calculator and upload it to WordPress.

The WordPress Plugin to Import Spreadsheets from Microsoft Excel makes it easy to upload converted calculators and web forms to WordPress and embed spreadsheets in any post or page.

The plugin is visible in your left-hand WordPress menu as Upload SSC Calculator. If you don’t see this menu item in your WordPress, you need to install the WordPress plugin before you continue.

When you upload a spreadsheet to WordPress, you first convert it to web format with SpreadsheetConverter. Then you upload the result of the conversion to WordPress in the form of an SSC Calculator file. This help page describes how to upload the converted web page with the WordPress plugin.

Create the SSC Calculator file

Before a converted web page can be uploaded to WordPress, we must package it into an SSC Calculator file. In Excel, select the SpreadsheetConverter ribbon and click Share, then WordPress Share.

Screenshot of the Share menu in SpreadsheetConverter

 

This will start a short wizard that on the first run ensures that you have installed the WordPress Plugin to Import Spreadsheets from Microsoft Excel. It then creates the SSC Calculator file for you. The SSC Calculator file contains everything that WordPress needs to run the calculator.

package create step in spreadsheet converter

Upload a converted spreadsheet

Now leave Excel and move over to your web browser and login to WordPress.

After a successful installation of the plugin, there will be an Upload SSC Calculator link in your WordPress menu. If you don’t see this link, please verify that you have installed the plugin correctly

Click on Upload SSC Calculator, then click Add New to upload a new calculator.

  1. Enter a unique, descriptive name for this particular calculator in the Enter Calculator Name field. choose calculator package
  2. Click on Choose ZIP and select the SSC Calculator file that you just created.By default, it is located in Documents > SpreadsheetConverter. If your calculator is called Invoice, there will be a folder called Invoice with your converted calculator. You cannot upload this uncompressed folder, only the specially prepared and compressed SSC Calculator file which is in ZIP format. Scroll down past the folder to the Invoice.zip file, select it and press Open.

    If you cannot find the SSC Calculator ZIP file for the web page, ensure that you have created it using the instructions under Create the SSC Calculator file above.

  3. Press the Publish button and the SSC Calculator file will be uploaded to WordPress. It will not be visible in any post or page until you embed it. publish the package

Next step

Now you’re ready to embed the calculator in your website.

The fine print

The WordPress plugin only uploads calculators from the same version of SpreadsheetConverter. For example, if your calculator was converted with version 9 of SpreadsheetConverter, you must use version 9 of the WordPress plugin to upload it.

The SSC Calculator file gets its name from the original spreadsheet and cannot be renamed. To change the name of the SSC Calculator file, create a copy of the original spreadsheet with the name you prefer before you convert it again.