The easiest way to import an Excel calculator, live chart or smart form into a Wix blog or website is to use SpreadsheetConverter. This tutorial will show you how to publish live Excel spreadsheets and charts in Wix using Publish to Cloud.

Adding a live calculator or chart to your website adds value to your visitors and makes your website more interactive. SpreadsheetConverter converts Excel spreadsheets, charts and tables to live web pages, that can easily be imported into your Wix blog or website with a simple link.

 

Background

Most blogs and websites consist of just text and static images. A simple way to make it more interesting is to add a live chart, calculator or web form to it. Help your visitors solve their problems!

To create this tutorial, we took a simple calculator for sales tax and published it on the web. To be able to embed the Excel spreadsheet in a web page, we first converted it to HTML and JavaScript using SpreadsheetConverter HTML.

With this clever Excel plugin you can also create smart web forms, advanced tables, import interactive charts or open live graphs on your own website.

Before we converted the sales tax calculator spreadsheet to a web page, we had to open it in Excel.

Screenshot of the sales tax calculator in Excel

Create the web calculator

Converting the spreadsheet to an HTML file was simple with SpreadsheetConverter HTML. We just opened the calculator in Excel and pressed the Convert button in the SpreadsheetConverter ribbon. We enabled Live Preview to have the web page automatically refreshed every time we saved new changes in Excel.

Screenshot of the Convert section of the ribbon

Upload the calculator with Publish to Cloud

SpreadsheetConverter offers click-to-publish web hosting with Publish to Cloud, a built-in cloud service that is hosted on the globally distributed Amazon S3 infrastructure with superior performance, extreme reliability and massive scalability. Over a dozen server locations around the globe ensure that your calculator always is within easy reach of your global audience.

Publish to Cloud offers free 7-day test publishing for all users and permanent production publishing for paid users.

Once we had converted the spreadsheet to web format we could upload it to the web by clicking on the Publish to Cloud button on the SpreadsheetConverter ribbon.

Screenshot of the Publish to Cloud menu in the ribbon

Copy the link to the uploaded calculator

When the upload to Publish to Cloud finished, an option to open or copy the calculator web page appeared. We clicked on the Copy full link and it copied the link to the uploaded calculator to the clipboard.

Embed the calculator

Now switch to your site at Wix.com http://www.wix.com/ 

Inside the editor, you see a Plus (+) button on the left-hand side floating menus. Click on the Plus button and scroll down to find the More menu and click on it.

Then click on  the Embed a Site button (the icon that says “www”) and drag it to our page.

Insert the calculator into the page

After you dragged and dropped the Embed a Site widget, it should display a blank gray area with Enter Website Address button on the top left corner and resize handles all around.

 

Click on the Enter Website Address button and it should open a side pane on the right.

 

Paste the calculator link you copied from the Publish to Cloud dialog of SpreadsheetConverter into the blue box where “HTTPS only…” is displayed.

 

Now press Update button and the preview of your calculator should be instantly shown.

 

In order to resize the calculator, please use the resize handles available on its edges. To expand your calculator further, you may also need to push the other sections below, please use the Stretch Handle as shown in the screenshot below.

Finally, click on the Publish button on the top right corner.

 

After you publish, you can click on the View Site link inside the Publish menu to view your page.

View the result

We opened the web page in a browser and tested the calculator – it worked great. For every new value we entered into the Price field, it automatically calculated new amounts for Sales tax and Price, just like Excel.

Interested in learning more?

SpreadsheetConverter can publish almost any Excel calculator, chart, spreadsheet or electronic form on the web. For more examples, visit our Examples library.