Is it possible to add and display a text document that can be edited on my live site?

Hi everyone,

I am trying to make a website for a workshop and was wondering if it is possible to have a text document on a page of the site that can be edited by users viewing my live site.

I attempted to embed a Google doc (so I could have pre-set content headers to frame the activity) but once the document is embedded, I cannot edit it on the live site. I can only view the content and copy the text.

I am wondering if it is possible to embed a Google doc that can be edited on a live site? Or is there some other way to accomplish this?

Thanks all


Here is my site Read-Only: LINK
(how to share your site Read-Only link)

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The editor view appears to IFRAME well enough.

  • Make certain you’re using the URL ending in /edit
  • Make certain your user has access permission to edit that document, and is logged in to Google.

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Let me know if this gets abused, and I’ll delete it. Public editing is a “this might go very wrong” situation. Less of a risk if you’re managing the editor roles, so that you have traceability.

https://codepen.io/memetican/pen/rNbmojw/07891a07541be6f7614f53e57afa5ca8

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Ah, of course! thank you for that note about making sure my link ended in"/edit". I was attempting to embed using G-doc’s embed code for their own document, but didn’t think to embed the link to the editor! Thank you for the tip.