Modified 26 April 2018 by Mark Williams

Use an embedded OverDRIVE site for a better Drive folder embed on your Google Site.

With Google Sites you can embed a Google Drive folder or individual files onto a web page. But there is no way to sort the folder content and when users click into the folder a new tab is opened in their web browser, taking them to Google Drive and away from the site you want them to use.

With this tip you can use an OverDRIVE site to manage your folder embed and keep your users on the Google Site rather than sending them to Drive.

Step 1: Set up an OverDRIVE site

  • Right click on the Drive folder you wish to embed and choose Open with > Connect more apps
  • Search for OverDRIVE
  • Choose + Connect
  • Repeat the right click and now choose  Open with > OverDRIVE
  • Follow the steps to set up an OverDRIVE site

Step 2: Add the site as an iFrame on your Google Site

  • Insert > Embed
  • Paste the OverDRIVE site’s URL
  • Publish
  • Sit back and admire your handiwork!
  • Old sites
  • Insert > More gadgets
  • Click Public
  • Choose Include gadget (iframe)
  • In the URL to content box paste the URL of your new OverDRIVE site
  • Set Width to 100 percent

Step 3: Customise your site (optional)

We recommend you use the following minimalistic approach to your OverDRIVE site but you can choose any set up you like:

  • Open Template Designer from the Site Menu and choose Advanced
  • Change the Menu Bar to Height:Short and choose Menu Align:Collapsed
  • Set the Logo to Position:Off
  • Set the Page Title to Position:Off
  • Set the Banner to Height:Off
  • Set Side Nav to Position:Off
  • Open Page Settings
  • Uncheck Breadcrumb
  • Open Page Type tab and change the View and Order By to suit
  • You can also change the Columns display and Page Size

Visit OverDRIVE.io to find out more about OverDRIVE.