Many content writers prefer to draft their articles and content in tools outside of WordPress. One of these commonly used is Google Docs, which allows for easy collaborative writing and features detailed grammar and spelling analysis tools. While the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) can neatly handle a cut and paste, items such as images aren’t copied across and can cause issues.
This article will outline how to install the WordPress add-for Google Docs to use with your WordPress based website.
- Login to Google Docs and select a document with content you want to import (or simply create a blank document).
- Go to the Add-ons menu and select Get add-ons:
- Search for “WordPress” and select the add-on:
- The plugin will ask you which account to associate. Choose your account:
- Then, review the permissions and allow if you agree:
- After the add-on has been installed, you can link a site by going to the Add-on menu, selecting
- This will open a panel on the right hand side. Click Add WordPress Site:
- This will open a dialog, listing Jetpack linked websites and request permission to connect. If you’re happy with the permissions, click Approve:
- After authorising the connection, you will need to login to your WordPress website to complete the connection. This window or tab can then be closed:
- When you return to the Google Docs window or tab, you should then see the options to save the content and the ability to select the content type:
- This will save as a draft and also allow you to update the Google Doc and push the updates through.