Aug 13, 2014

Using a Google Drive Spreadsheet as a database for Blogger

One of the "limitations" to Blogger is that you don't have access to a database to create fields for populating content. In previous posts we've showed you how to create a form using Google Drive and to incorporate it into your Blogger website; in this tutorial we're going to show you how you can also use that same content, stored in the Google Drive Spreadsheet, to populate your site with the content, as well as content from any other Google Drive Spreadsheet.

This tutorial uses JQuery as the Javascript library, as well as JSON as the format to pull in the content. While the example only shows it in a simple list format, there are many different ways you can use this data and functionality, such as building an interactive rolodex for example.