Wix is powerful site builder. This guide will walk you through the necessary steps to transform a spreadsheet (Excel or OpenDocument) to a dynamic web app that you can add to your Wix website.
Wix toolbox offers a content type Embeds > HTML, IFrame. Add it to the page of your choice and paste the code generated by Appizy into it. You are ready to go live!
Create or prepare your spreadsheet tool
Whenever you start from scratch or reuse an existing file we recommend you to read carefully the guide of best spreadsheet practices for Appizy. We took time to gather some simple guidelines for you to get the best results out of our software.
If you need some inspiration, go to the “Sample” page of the converter. There are some spreadsheets available for download directly from this page.
Convert to HTML and download the code
Once ready with you spreadsheet, load the file into the online converter.
Take the time to explore the different settings. Depending on the aim of your application, you might enable the “Save locally” option. This allows your users to save what they entered into your web app and avoid losing their data once they close their browser.
Important (for user with PRO plan): keep the setting “Package” at “One single file”.
Once converted, download the archive containing the code of your web application. Unzip it and open the folder: there is a single index.html file. It contains all the code required for your application to run.
Note: if you just want to try the embed functionality in Wix, you can download the code generated from the sample application. This is free to use.
Add a Wix Embed
Go the page where you want to embed your content. Click on Add » More » Embeds > HTML, Iframes. This content will be added to your the webpage.
On the top left corner of this new content click the “Enter Code” button. A dialog box opens requesting the code you want to add to your plugin. Open the HTML file of your application. Do not double click on it, this will open it into your favorite browser. Instead right click and open with the code editor of your choice.
Copy the entire content of the html file and paste it into the dialog of the Wix Embed. Then close the dialog field. Your application appears on your website. Finally position and resize your embed widget.
You have now a dynamic spreadsheet tool on your Wix website! Great work. Preview your website and also check the mobile preview. Everything is ready to go live.
In this article you have learned all the necessary steps to add a dynamic application to your Wix website starting from your spreadsheet tool. Thanks to the Wix Content called “HTML, IFrame” you can easily add a code snippet to your page. Generate a single file application with Appizy (this is the default behavior). Copy and paste the full code created and paste it into the Wix content. That’s it!