WordPress does not support Excel spreadsheets and doesn’t allow you to share data on the platform. In today’s world, it is very important to stay connected or communicate with your colleagues, suppliers and your audiences or customers. It is quite difficult to share data and mostly it is stuck up in email attachments, third party systems or online service such as Google Sheets. To solve this problem iPushPull has come up with a new plugin specifically for WordPress that allows you complete access to the data and you can share your data safely to people around the world.
The iPushPull WordPress plugin aims to make sharing live excel spreadsheet data an easy and hassle free experience for website owners. iPushPull is a powerful plugin that enables you to share live data that maybe accessed anywhere even on mobile phones. You can also display data from desktop applications without any coding – it can be done by almost everyone. You can share almost everything from a price list that needs to be updated every week to financial data that changes every few seconds.
Unlike other data sharing methods you don’t have to upload an Excel file again and again, it automatically gets updated when your sheet updates and your visitors don’t need to refresh the webpage to see updates.
What is iPushPull?
iPushPull lets you share data between Excel spreadsheets and the web. You can use it to crunch data from various sources and display it on your site, display live data from legacy ERP and CRM systems or share password protected pricelists and much more.
The iPushPull WordPress plugin allows you to display this datain your WordPress blog or website. The plugin is very simple – the shortcode takes the name of your iPushPull folder and page and an optional width and height:
[ipushpull_page folder=”FolderName” page=”PageName” height=”300px”]
Rather than a static screenshot, have a look at this iPushPull blog entry to see an example of a page updating in real time. This page is being updated by an Excel sheet running on an iPushPull server. The embedded page in this blog is completely public, so you can test out the service yourself by downloading the WordPress plugin and entering this shortcode in your site:
[ipushpull_page folder=”DemoExcelUsers” page=”BlogSummary” height=”325px”]
To find out more about what other people are using the plugin for, have a look at this iPushPull blog post
Features of the iPushPull WordPress Plugin
The data gets automatically updated when you source sheet updates and can be viewed by anyone, anywhere in the world without even refreshing the web page.
Ease of Use
It is unimaginably easy to share the data directly from your Excel spreadsheet on your desktop to your blog or website. It does not require any coding knowledge and can be done by anyone.
You can also choose to make your data private or public, your data is encrypted on their servers and if there is a sensitive data, it further allows you to encrypt it before you send it. You can password protect your data and only the visitors with passwords can access the data.
You have complete control over what you wish to share, you can choose the number of cells that you wish to share. You also get to decide the frequency of updates be it every few seconds, every hour or a day.
How to setup the plugin?
You need the iPushPull account to use the plugin, assuming that you don’t have it yet, you can check out their free trial and sign up for it.
After you complete the signup process and you’re logged in, you’re then taken to the iPushPull dashboard that contains useful articles and videos.
After you signup, create a folder that will contain your own live data pages. The pages will contain essentially the data that you will populate through the website or automatically from desktop Excel spreadsheets.
iPushPull has three attractive pricing plans, it includes a free, enterprise and business plan. The trial plan is absolutely free for 30 days, so you don’t need a credit card to sign up for the plan. In the 30 days trial period offer, you can use the service with unlimited users, pages or updates that you need to share on the web page. I have been informed that they are planning to add a free plan soon.
The business plan is available at £20/month for a single user, the plan will enable you to connect with your team and manage page access at an optimal level. The plan lets you create 25 live pages with a limit of 10k updates a month.
Similarly the enterprise plan is available at £40/month for a single user,the plan offers more connections and allows 1M updates a month.
If your requirement is more than the enterprise plan, you can ask for a custom quote to avail their custom services.
IPushPull has a dedicated team that works relentlessly to help people if any issue crops up with the plugin and they are constantly working to improve the product and give better services to the people. The support team is available to help you if you need any help with the plugin.
iPushPull plugin is a great solution for big businesses with huge teams or independent developers who have clients that require live data or need up-to date data on their sites. It is a highly recommended WordPress plugin for everyone who needs to share large amount of data to various sources and devices to anywhere in the world. And, it is a secure solution so you need to worry about your data being compromised in any way, it is a simple solution to all your data sharing problems.