While adding a new post to our website, we usually write using MS Word or other equivalent programs/services like Google Docs and then take it to WordPress. The post misses most of the formatting and styling. Sometimes images and links may not work properly in this process.
What if you no longer need to do this hectic process? What if writing on Google Docs is like writing a new post on your WordPress site? Yes, WordPress.com comes with a special add-on for Google Docs which is going to serve this purpose cleverly.
Now you can add posts to a WordPress site directly from Google Docs. WordPress.com has launched a free Google Docs add-on which allows users to write post on google docs and send the document directly to a WordPress site. It works with WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress.org sites. Self-hosted WP sites need the Jetpack plugin to avail this functionality.
How to use the feature?
Install WordPress.com for Google Docs in your Doc and open a new file on Google Docs. Once you have written the post, go to Add-ons > WordPress.com for Google Docs > Open.
There would be an Authorization window. You need to authorize to continue.
On the very next window, WordPress will ask your permission to connect your Doc to your WordPress site. Click on Approve. You might need to login to your site if you have not done it before.
If you have confirmed the authorization, you need to click on the reload button to start the connected environment.
Now you can write your post on the Google Docs page. Add texts and media files and format contents. Finally, use the Save Draft button to save the post on your WordPress site. Then publish the article by visiting the WordPress backend.
Writing a post for your website is made much easier with WordPress.com for Google Docs add-on. Enjoy with WordPress to the fullest. If you face any problem with the addon, please contact WordPress.com.