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 ensure that the WordPress plugin is properly installed 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 on the WordPress plugin button in the Publish section. Note: Click in the middle of the button to avoid the little downward arrow to the right that just opens a list of integration tutorials.

Screenshot of the WordPress plugin button in the Publish section of the ribbon, and the initial prompt to install the plugin

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.

Screenshot of the upload screen for the WordPress plugin

To keep track of the SSC Calculator file, you may click on the Locate Package button to open its surrounding folder in the File Explorer. By default, this will open Documents > SpreadsheetConverter.

Upload a converted spreadsheet

(Follow the Add New instructions below only for the first, initial upload of each calculator. After that, follow the instructions on how to update an existing calculator instead.)

Now leave Excel and move over to your web browser and log in 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 Package 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 and that you are looking in the same folder that the Locate Package button opened for you 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 10 of SpreadsheetConverter, you must use version 10 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.

Support guide

Still having problems? Try our support guide for the WordPress plugin.