How to Import Articles from Google Docs to your WordPress Blog

While blogging we use the WordPress Editor for content generation. What do you do if you need to get an article from someone else? Most of us prefer sending guest posts using Google Docs or they send a usual .docx file.And it makes sense as Google docs can do the collaboration easier. At the same time, it’s an issue to import the article to WordPress as you lose the original formatting. Even more challenging is to import images from doc file to WordPress.

To get started with this, you need to install an add-on for Google Docs. You don’t have to copy-paste or lose images and formatting with this add-on. This add-on makes it easy to compose in Google Docs and publish to WordPress with formatting intact and images being uploaded properly.

After installing the add-on, you’ll be able to open WordPress.com for Google Docs in any Google Doc and connect your sites. On the next page, give it permission to integrate WordPress.com with Google Docs.

Once done, you can open any existing article that you wish to import into WordPress. Now, click on Add-ons > WordPress.com for Google Docs > Open

This will open a panel on the right side where you need to authorize Google Docs to access your WordPress.com account.

Click on Authorize and this will open a new tab. Here you need to select your blog for which you wish to give access and click on Authorize. After that click on Approve.

This will take you to your blog’s login page. Log in to your blog and this will connect the WordPress.com for Google Docs addon to your Jetpack-powered WordPress blog.

You might come across this error:

“Someone may be trying to trick you into giving them access to your site. Or it could be you just encountered a bug :). Either way, please close this window.”

You can delete the cache from your server and from WordPress to fix the issue. If you keep getting this error, use the Jetpack debugging tool.

Another common error is:

“There was a problem getting your site’s information. Please make sure you have the Jetpack JSON API enabled, and try re-adding it.”

To fix this, go to Jetpack > Settings of your WordPress blog and enable JSON API.

Go back to the Google Doc that you want to import to WordPress, click on Reload and you should now be able to see your WordPress blog.

Here you will see the list of connected sites where you can save your Google Docs article as a draft. If you wish to add more blogs, you can do the same by clicking on “Add WordPress Site” in the footer.

Click on Save Draft and once the draft is saved, you will get a link to preview the draft.

The images on Google Docs will be uploaded to your server and your formatting will remain intact.

Note:

If you edit images in Google Docs, those edits won’t be reflected on WordPress.Comments made by you or the author on Google Docs will not be imported. If you remove an image from your Google Doc and click on Update Draft, this won’t delete the image from your blog’s server.

There used to be many paid solutions in the past which let us import .docx file to WordPress or Google Docs file to WordPress. With this addon, we now have one less expense, and this will speed up publishing for many bloggers and webmasters.

sarah ali

sarah ali

Sarah is a passionate writer and blogger. As an early adopter, she enjoys trying out new social media and Internet tools along with WordPress plugins and Web apps.
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