WordPress has introduced a new add-on that lets you write, edit, and collaborate in Google Docs, and then save it as a blog post on any WordPress.com or Jetpack-connected WordPress site as a draft post. This means that instead of copying and pasting from Google Docs to WordPress and losing your images and formatting, this add-on makes it easy to compose in Google Docs and publish to WordPress with formatting intact and images being uploaded properly.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Install WordPress.com for Google Docs.
- Give plugin access to post on your behalf
- You are all set to write
- Save your Google Docs draft as a blog post, go to the Add-ons menu and open WordPress.com for Google Docs
- A sidebar that appears lets you add WordPress.com or Jetpack-connected sites
- Click the Save Draft button
- A preview link will appear when it’s saved and you can see how it looks on your site/blog
- Edit the post in WordPress.com in case you want to make any changes
- Hit publish when you are ready to go
That’s it. Quite simple.
The only problem you might face is that it currently does not allow the option to open/edit existing posts. Otherwise, users of WordPress and Google Docs have reasons to be excited about working simultaneously with the two platforms. It arguably saves a lot of time. You have to make sure that you have the latest version of Jetpack installed, and review the troubleshooting tips here for further assistance. Check out the forums for assistance or the FAQ section for frequently asked questions.
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