Gmail, cPanel, web host like GreenGeeks or HostGator
One of the most frustrating things about using a domain email like firstname.lastname@example.org is that every time you want to check your email you need to log into your websites cPanel, navigate to the Email section, click ‘Email Accounts’ find the Access a Webmail provider like Roundcube and then wade through the clumsy interface to read and answer your website emails.
Maybe you found that email forwarding link in the cPanel and forwarded your emails to your Gmail account on your own. Nice one! Have you ever replied with your personal email by mistake? Or do you dread having to go to back into cPanel to reply?
What if I told you that I could make this sick, chore-ladened nightmare go away? What if I could tell you that you can receive and send your website emails from the womblike comfort of Gmail?
OMG, Yagi! Tell me more you sweet goat!
…um… okay, a bit creepy but sure.
Setup is pretty easy, but if you search for it on the interwebs, the instructions even from Google are a little disjointed and incomplete.
This tutorial is a two-parter:
Setup my website email forwarding from my web host’s cPanel to my personal Gmail account.
Setup the ability to send or reply to emails using your website email from your personal Gmail account. Teleport to this bit!
Google Forms, Google Sheets (IMPORTXML), XML Path, WordPress
After creating and embedding a Google Form into our WordPress post, in our last tutorial we added a graph of all the results from the survey that updates every 30 seconds.
In this tutorial we are going to add a country selection to our form and then embed a country heat map into our post.
Creating a Country Drop-Down List in Google Forms
The Countries List
Getting The Country Data
First off, we need to find a list of countries. I’m going grab that from https://www.listofcountriesoftheworld.com. I could probably just copy the list and paste them in but I might want to use the list of countries again as a reference for other calculations in my sheet so I am going to go to my Google Sheet that is connected to my form and create a new Sheet tab named Countries.
Welcome to Part 1 in our Google Forms in WordPress with Live Chart Project. By the end our project our goal is to embed a Google Form survey into a WordPress post.
In this post, we will look at how to create a simple Google Form to run a survey asking my viewers what paid version of Google Suite they use or if they simply use the free Google Apps services like Google Sheets, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Drive, etc.
The end result of this stage will look like this:
Feel free and complete the survey for fun and happiness.