Wordable and Mammoth are two popular options for exporting docs to WordPress, but which is best for turning your documents into flawless posts and pages on your WordPress site?
If you’re using WordPress to publish and manage your content, but write your content in a text editor like Word or Google Docs, I’m sure you’re tired of fixing formatting issues that appear as you copy the document in.
Luckily, instead of dealing with a messy copy-and-paste job, you can use content exporting or conversion plugins to get a perfectly-formatted post ready in less time.
Wordable and Mammoth Converter are both options for turning document files into ready-made posts and pages on your WordPress site. If you’re still on the fence regarding which to use, read on as we compare Wordable vs. Mammoth Converter and find out which is best for your needs.
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You’re doing it wrong… say goodbye forever to:
- ❌ Cleaning HTML, removing span tags, line breaks, etc.
- ❌ Creating your Table of Contents anchor ID links for all headers by hand,
- ❌ Resizing & compressing images one-by-one before uploading back into your content,
- ❌ Optimizing images with descriptive file names & alt text attributes,
- ❌ Manually pasting target=“_blank” and/or “nofollow” attributes to every single link
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Why you need an Exporting Tool to Begin With
If you’re still copying and pasting content from Google Docs (or other text editors) to WordPress, you’re probably familiar with a few of these issues:
- Excess span tags
- Header tags melded together with the next paragraph
- Images in the right areas, but still hosted on Google Docs’ servers
- Manually having to edit the attributes of each link
- Being forced to add alt tags to, and optimize each image
It’s not an ideal process, to put things lightly. Luckily, there are tools out there that can help you minimize these issues (or even avoid them altogether) — tools like Wordable and Mammoth Converter.
But how much better can they really make the publishing process on WordPress?
Built specifically for WordPress and Google Docs, Wordable streamlines publishing with a simple dashboard and an easy one-click exporting process — say goodbye to menial tasks like editing HTML line-by-line.
But don’t let the simplicity fool you. Underneath the intuitive interface is a slew of advanced features for importing, exporting, editing, optimizing, and managing all of your content. As a result, it’s a great all-in-one tool for publishing content for the web.
Let’s explore some of Wordable’s standout features.
Simple interface (with a lot under the hood). While Wordable allows you to export documents in a single click (provided you’ve already exported once and saved your settings), you have plenty of options for customization. Plus, almost everything you need is immediately available through Wordable’s all-in-one dashboard.
Integrated workflows. Wordable can help you sidestep permission issues to view, edit, and export documents from writer’s drives into your publishing platforms. You can easily find the right documents in a drive by using the search function.
Automate link and image attributes and more. Once you’ve decided on the perfect export settings, you can automatically apply them to every document and export in a single click. Wordable also includes auto-formatting features, so you’ll never have to build a table of contents or set images ever again.
Double-check and optimize image alt tags and other details before exporting. Wordable gives you full control over your documents, including SEO-specific settings like image alt tags and post URL slugs. You can also quickly edit and export documents in bulk, saving you and your team tons of time.
Personalized coaching and tips. Even the best software packages can become the worst without the right support. Wordable’s support team offers personalized coaching and a complete knowledge base to help you optimize your publishing workflows.
Export documents in bulk. One of Wordable’s unique features is that it can queue up and export documents in bulk.
- Go beyond exports and streamline your publishing: Much more than a document import tool, Wordable offers a complete range of optimization and publishing tools for your entire team.
- Easy overview of your editorial workflow: Wordable’s streamlined layout lets you access and manage almost every part of your workflow from a single page. More advanced features are quickly available in other tabs.
- Integration with other platforms: Though primarily a WordPress tool, you can also connect and upload to other publishing platforms such as Medium and HubSpot.
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- It’s not free. Though Wordable offers five free exports per month, anything beyond that requires a paid subscription. With the most basic plan starting at $12.90/mo for 10 exports, it might not be worth it for some hobby bloggers or beginner entrepreneurs.
- No direct uploads. Wordable doesn’t allow users to directly upload DOCX files from their computer. Instead, they’ll first have to convert their DOCX files to Google Docs, and then import them to Wordable from there. Obviously, this is only a con if you don’t use Google Docs for your content creation process.
Mammoth Converter is a free WordPress plugin that can help you upload and convert DOCX files into posts and pages.
Because it’s a WordPress plugin and doesn’t rely on any integrations, it’s easy to install and start using it for your documents.
However, this simplicity comes at a price. With a lack of advanced features, Mammoth Converter is limited to uploading and converting DOCX files into posts or pages one at a time.
But how does Mammoth Converter really stack up? Let’s dive in.
Upload DOCX files directly into WordPress posts. Whether you’re working in Google Docs, Microsoft Word, or Libre Text, Mammoth Converter works with DOCX files made from any word processor. You can import the files from the “add post” function in the WordPress dashboard.
Imports formatting and images and turns the DOCX file into clean HTML. Mammoth Converter correctly imports headings, boldface and italic, tables (unformatted), footnotes and endnotes, images, and most other common formatting. You can preview the visual, as well as browse the HTML before importing.
Custom configurations. Advanced users can go under the hood and manually add configuration features — although this requires either a big budget or serious coding skills and experience editing WordPress plugins.
- It’s simple: Mammoth Converter is a lightweight plugin that seamlessly integrates into WordPress and lets you turn document files into full-fledged posts and pages.
- It’s free: Many users choose Mammoth Converter simply because it’s free — even if it’s not as flexible and powerful as Wordable and other premium options.
- Limited features: Though lightweight and easy to use, there aren’t many features under the hood. Mammoth Converter can only convert the most basic DOCX formats and doesn’t offer automation tools such as bulk exports and image optimizations. As a third-party WordPress plugin, it also won’t work with other publishing platforms or be able to support large teams.
- No bulk export options: It’s common to convert and export many pages to your website at once — not just one at a time. Mammoth Converter doesn’t offer any bulk export options, meaning you’ll have to export each page one at a time.
- Only works with DOCX files: Though most people use DOCX files, they aren’t the only format you may need to convert. As a result, you won’t be able to convert from other commonly used formats such as .pdf.
- No image optimization: Optimization features such as image compression are crucial for improving page loading times and delivering a seamless user experience. Since Mammoth Converter doesn’t perform compression, you’ll have to compress images yourself before you publish the post.
Wordable vs. Mammoth Converter: Which is better?
Ultimately, the difference between Wordable and Mammoth Converter comes down to features vs. price.
Wordable vs. Mammoth Converter
WordPress, Medium, HubSpot
Limited (only supports DOCX semantic features)
Yes (reliably converts most custom formatting)
Editorial workflow tools
Mammoth offers the basics — document imports without extra formatting required — but none of the bells and whistles. That makes Mammoth Converter a great choice for hobby bloggers and budding entrepreneurs. However, Wordable is the obvious choice for serious content teams and marketing departments.
Wordable goes beyond conversions and delivers an efficient publishing and optimization process
With Wordable, you don’t need to export Google Docs documents as files, convert them, and try to fix the resulting conversion. Instead, you can painlessly export documents to posts or pages, with perfectly-formatted results every time.
Complete with enterprise-level content optimization tools and publishing workflows, Wordable is the ideal premium option for any company or entrepreneur that’s serious about content marketing.
However, these premium features don’t come for free — our plans start at $12.90/month (although you’re likely to save a lot more — check out our ROI calculator to find out just how much).
Mammoth Converter is simple and free, but it isn’t always reliable.
Simple, free, and easy to use, Mammoth Converter is a convenient choice for users looking to export documents on a small scale.
Though a great free tool, it also has its limits. Mammoth Converter is only capable of importing basic formatting, meaning that more complex documents won’t always format correctly. Plus, in terms of content optimization, you’re entirely on your own.
But it’s the lack of a bulk export or import feature that really makes Mammoth unsuitable for most professional use cases. Manually importing each document with no oversight or workflow tools means the only time savings you get come from the formatting itself.
While Wordable and Mammoth Converter are both great choices for document conversions, Wordable is the far more powerful tool. While Mammoth Converter is fine for small jobs, only Wordable can provide reliable, enterprise-level support for all your documents.
But don’t take our word for it! Sign up for Wordable today and get five free exports.
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