Uploading Google Docs to WordPress used to be a chore. It’s hard enough to come up with good blog post ideas, write them efficiently, and edit your work (and possibly that of other writers).
Then you have to spend an extra couple hours tediously re-formatting the article you’ve already written in Google Docs for WordPress. What nonsense.
Luckily, there’s a solution. This post will outline how you can save hours and upload Google Docs to WordPress in 5 simple steps. We’ll also outline some alternative ways to go about it if you don’t plan on checking out Wordable (we’ve got a free trial, though, so there are no risks or downsides).
Let’s just dive in.
How to Upload Google Docs to WordPress in 5 Steps
Sign up for a Wordable account
First thing’s first: go to Wordable.io and click “Start Free Trial.”
Sign up should only take a few moments. You’ll be asked to authenticate your account using Google, and then you’ll have to set up a WordPress property connection. All of this should take a very short amount of time.
Connect Your Site to Wordable
The first step is to download our WordPress plugin and add it to your site.
This is how you’ll connect your site to Wordable.
Next, login to your WordPress site and upload the plugin:
Then, connect your site to Wordable under the plugin’s settings:
And if you’ve connected it properly, you should see a screen that says: “Yoursite.com is now connected!”
Find your draft in the “Documents” section
Once you’ve got things set up, you should be able to find your Google Docs draft in the “Documents” section of the Wordable dashboard. For the purposes of this demonstration, let’s use the top post, on “72+ Blog Tools.”
Before you do anything regarding upload your Google Docs to WordPress, you’ll want to give it a final sweep over in Google Docs. Make sure it’s fully formatted and edited in Google Docs before moving forward.
Click “Export” and start uploading your document
Now, add the Google Doc file to your new folder. OR, search for the doc name, select the “Export” option, and you’re basically done!
Once the doc is finished uploading, you should be able to click on the draft link to preview it on your WordPress site and make sure everything looks good before you schedule or publish.
Do one final sweep and click “publish”
Everything looks good. Now, before publishing, make sure you do a final sweep. Wordable lets you upload the Google Doc to WordPress, but you still may want to tweak some HTML or add a Category type or a tag. All of this can be done relatively quickly using WordPress “edit” function:
If you use a tool like Yoast, you’ll need to add all of that information in as well.
No matter what, it always helps to measure twice and cut once. Do a QA check, and click “publish.” You’re live! That was easy, right?
Other Ways to Upload Google Docs to WordPress
What are the alternatives to using Wordable to upload Google Docs to WordPress?
- Well, there’s the old school way. Looks like this:
- Write your draft in Google Docs.
- Do all editing there and format using proper headlines and font styling.
- Create “new post” in WordPress.
- Copy and Paste your draft there
- Go into “edit” mode and fix every strange quirk that occured in Copy + Pasting
- This step can take anywhere from 20 minutes to several hours.
- Do a final sweep, QA, and publish.
The time it takes to do that is a few hours. The time it takes to upload using Wordable is less than five minutes.
Other possible solutions? Zapier has a connection between Google Docs and WordPress, but it’s not very suitable for publishers. You could technically create a Zap to create a new post whenever you have a new draft in Google Docs. But that assumes finality to your draft. What if you want to add, remove, or change content? Tough. So it’s not the best solution for someone operating content production at scale.
That’s it. Easy, right?!
No more wasting time importing images, fussing with headers, and other formatting. If you publish often, it will save you hours every month.
Then the only thing left to do is to figure out how you’re going to spend all of that time you just saved!
Ready to get started? Go ahead and try it out right now.