In order to view your timeline, you will need to first publish the spreadsheet you are using to contain its data, and also to embed the timeline display code into a website (in this case, a post or page on UMW Blogs or another WordPress-based site).
You only need to complete these steps once for each timeline you create; after you have published and embedded the timeline into a website, any changes you make to the spreadsheet will automatically (although not instantaneously) be populated into the timeline on your site.
1) In your spreadsheet, click on “File” at the top, then “Click publish to the Web”
2) Another window will pop up. Make sure the box labeled “Automatically republish when changes are made” is checked, and click “Start Publishing.” You can close that box after.
3) Back on your spreadsheet copy the URL that appears in your browser address bar. Be sure you copy the entire link. You can use CTRL A (PC) or CMD A (Mac) to make sure you copy it all.
4) Go to the TimelineJS website, scroll down to the “Make a Timeline” section, and find Step 3. Paste the URL you copied into the box. You can use the “More Options” drop-down menu to make custom changes, but for most people the default options are acceptable.
5) Scroll down to Step 4 on the TimelineJS website. Clicking the Preview button will show you what your timeline will look like. (At this point you may not have customized the template at all, but it’s still useful to preview to make sure you have completed all of the steps up to this point properly.) Copy the code provided to your computer’s clipboard.
6) To embed this timeline into UMWBlogs (or another WordPress site), first create a new post or page to contain the embedded timeline, then switch the WordPress editor from Visual to Text mode.
7) Paste the code from the TimelineJS website into the WordPress editor, then publish your page or post. Your timeline should appear embedded into the post, and any changes you make in the spreadsheet should automatically be updated here. (Note that it may take a few minutes for changes on the spreadsheet to appear on the timeline; while the process is automatic, it is not instantaneous. Be patient!)