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Link to Google Doc for Workshop, Calendar, Form, Etc.

You can add a link to a Google doc on your website, such as for a calendar of your workshops or a sign-up for classes you teach.

First, create a Google account or login to the one you have.

Then, create your Google doc.

You can click Browse Template Gallery to find the type of document you want to create. More help on this available here.


Once you've created your Google doc, go to your doc and set Sharing so that other people can view and/or edit the document, so they can sign up for classes for example. 

go to Google doc

  • click Share (blue button, upper right)

  • click Get Shareable Link
  • make sure you see 'Anyone with the link can view'
  • click Copy link (gray button)


Add Google Doc link to FASO site

Options for adding the link to your FASO site

A) ADD LINK TO PAGE ON SITE

  • copy the URL for your Google doc from the address bar - it will start with: https://docs.google.com/
  • login to FASO account Control Panel
  • click on the page (in left column) where you want to add the link
  • in the text box, add text that you'd like to place the link on, such as Click Here for Workshop Sign-Ups
  • select (highlight) the text
  • click the Insert/edit link icon (above the text box, looks like a chain link). A new window pops up

a. paste the url (web address) into the Link URL field
b. set Target to Open link in a new window if you want (some consider this old school)
c. click Insert

  • click Save Changes

B) DIRECT LINK FROM NAVIGATION BAR
Note: This method will pop visitors out of your FASO site when they click the link.

First, copy the entire URL for your Google doc. It should start with:
https://docs.google.com/

Then:

  • click on Edit Navigation Bar or Navigation Menu link - both are in the left-hand column (and take you to the same screen)

  • click Custom Link - left column
  • now click on your new Custom Link button in the right column - dark gray with white text
  • under Navigation Label, enter the text you want to show on the site
  • under URL, paste your URL
  • click Save (green button, top right)

Embed a Google Calendar

See this help doc at google:
Add a Google calendar to your website

  • open Google Calendar on a computer (not a mobile app)
  • click Settings
  • open the Calendars tab
  • click on the calendar name
  • copy the iFrame code in the Embed this Calendar section
  • log in to your FASO account Control Panel
  • click on the page where you want to embed the calendar
  • click HTML icon above the text section
  • paste the iframe code in the HTML editor
  • click Update
  • click Save Changes

Embed a Google Form

Here are some great video resources:

FIRST - Copy the URL for your Google doc from the address bar - it should start with: https://docs.google.com/

THEN:

  • log in to your FASO account Control Panel
  • create a new page OR click on the page where you want to embed the calendar
  • add text (explaining what the Google Form is about:
  • click HTML icon above the text section
  • paste in the code for your Google Form in the HTML editor screen
  • click Update
  • click Save Changes

Add a custom PayPal button to your page so you can take payment.

See this FAQ: Add a Custom PayPal Button


Example

The client added his Google form directly to his FASO site. 

BOOK YOUR SKI TRIP PACKAGE THROUGH SKIING IS MY LIFE.US

Visitors can fill out the form, submit it directly from the page, and scroll down to make their payment with the custom PayPal button.

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