Google Analytics

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Google Analytics allows you to track and view key stats relating to your realsmartcloud site. Not only is this hugely beneficial as you can track how, where and why people are accessing your site, it’s also easy to set up.

  1. Sign in to your realsmartcloud site.
  2. Open Google Drive.
  3. Open a new tab / window and go to http://www.google.com/analytics/
  4. Click ‘sign up’ and complete the information form.
  5. Once you’ve done this you’ll be presented with a ‘tracking code’. Copy this.
  6. Navigate to your realsmartcloud site, click the ‘WordPress’ icon in the toolbar and select ‘Dashboard’. You will need to be a wordpress admin.
  7. Select ‘smartOptions’ from the menu.
  8. Open ‘analytics’ and paste the ‘tracking code’ in here. Then click ‘save changes’.

Google Analytics is now set up on your realsmartcloud site. Simply go to http://www.google.com/analytics/  sign in and click ‘reporting’ and then select the relevant criteria.

Embedding a Google Drive Folder in a Post or Page

A great way to organise and store resources is to put them all into a Google Drive folder. Here we show you how to embed the contents of a Drive folder into a post or page of your website.

Embedding a Google Drive folder is nice and easy. Just follow the steps below:

1.) Open up Google Drive and find the folder you want to use. Make sure the folder is shared correctly otherwise people won’t be able to view the contents when it’s embedded!

2.) Grab the ID of the folder. You can get this from the URL when you’re within the folder or from the folder sharing popup.

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3.) Paste the embed code below into your post or page, replacing FOLDER-ID with the ID of your Drive folder. You can adjust the ‘height’ attribute to suit your needs.

<iframe src="https://drive.google.com/embeddedfolderview?id=FOLDER-ID#list" width="100%" height="400" frameborder="0"></iframe>

Here’s a working example:

Embed a PDF into a WordPress post/page

A little code snippet for reliable embedding of PDFs with a fallback link for non-compatible browsers.

It’s essentially four steps:

  1. Upload your PDF to the WordPress media library
  2. Copy the URL to the uploaded PDF
  3. With the text editor in ‘text’ view you can now paste in the snippet below
  4. Replace “PDF_URL” with your PDF URL from the media library

 

Here’s the snippet of code you will need.

<object data="PDF_URL" type="application/pdf" width="100%" height="1200px">
    <p><a href="PDF_URL">You can click here to download the PDF file.</a></p>
</object>

Add value to your realsmart school website with professional brand consultancy

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As more and more schools are using the powerful realsmart website as a platform to project their identity, ethos and values, we’ve extended our offer to include brand consultancy and website design service.

Whether it’s adding value by first evaluating your school brand and then reflecting it consistently and coherently throughout your website, or simply refreshing your current website so that it has greater visual impact and unity with your existing brand personality, we can help you get the best out of your online presence.

The examples above all look and work great, and with our help, yours could too.

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