If you are writing content for websites, chances are that you’re using WordPress, as it is the leading tool for website creation. Of course, it is one of the most popular tools due to its many features, the multitude of plugins, and its easy to use.
However, one area where WordPress falls short is real-time collaboration. When a group of people has to work on the document simultaneously, WordPress just doesn’t cut it.
For this reason, many people who work in teams use Google Docs, as all changes can be seen as they are made. However, you cannot publish anything with Google Docs. This means that writing done on Google Docs needs to be transferred to WordPress for formatting and publishing. How do you do this? How do you go from Google Docs to WordPress?
How to Go from Google Docs to WordPress – Google Docs Add-On ?
We will explain what has to be the simplest and easiest method for transferring your work from Google Docs to WordPress.
First, to make this all work, you will need to download and install the Google Docs add-on extension in your browser. This can be found for free in the web store. Once it is installed, you will then be taken to a blank Google Doc via your Google Drive account.
To integrate this document or any other document with WordPress, you need to go to the add-ons menu within Google Docs and then select the WordPress.com add-on. Open this add-on.
On the right side of the page, you will see “Add WordPress Site.” Click on this button. You can then sign in to your WordPress or Jetpack account using your designated login credentials.
Once you are signed into WordPress or Jetpack via Google Docs, you will then see a list of all of your sites and pages. Select the site that you want to create a post for and create the post. Save it using the save button.
The draft of the article you created in WordPress should now be present on your WordPress admin dashboard.
If this is not the final draft, you can always go back and edit the document in Google Docs, and then hit the update button, which will automatically update the post in WordPress.
Importing Files from Google Docs to WordPress via Wordable
Wordable is an excellent app for writing and publishing because it can make the process easier, especially when it comes to importing files from Google Docs into WordPress. Let’s explain the essential steps to follow.
- First, sign up for and create an account with Wordable.
- Once you have created an account, authenticate it using your Google Drive account. Once that is done, connect your WordPress site (this is very easy to do, and you just have to follow the steps when prompted).
- Go to the Documents section within Wordable on the dashboard, and you will be able to see your files from your Google Docs. Before moving on, make sure that the draft is finalized.
- To move it over to WordPress, hit the export button. Now you can choose whether you want this to be a whole page or a post on a page on your WordPress site. Select the Export to WordPress option.
- Once the post has been successfully uploaded, you will notice that the document’s status has changed to published as Draft.
From Google Docs to WordPress – A Simple Copy & Paste Job
You also have the option of copy and pasting. Create your content in Google Docs. Copy the text and paste it into a new post on WordPress. There are some issues you will face here, mainly with formatting.
For one, you’ll see a lot of extra line breaks when you copy and paste. However, a trick to get past this is to paste the text into a new post, copy that from the new post, and then paste it into a second new post. This will remove the extra line breaks.
You will also face other formatting issues that you will need to clean up, but no deal-breakers. We recommend using the Google Docs add-on in your browser or Wordable over this method, but if all else fails, although it can be a bit of a pain, a simple copy and paste job will work.
There you have it − three methods for transferring your work from Google Docs to WordPress. We recommend trying each way to see which works best for you.