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Google Docs to WordPress – Uploading Your Content with Ease
I use WordPress to power the blog you are reading right now. In fact, over 30% of the internet is powered by WordPress.
We love it so much that we’ve taught thousands of entrepreneurs around the world how to use WordPress to start a blog or website. But the ONE major annoyance, that has been bugging me for years was copy & pasting my content into WordPress posts. The pictures and formatting would never transfer over correctly. I’d have to spend hours readjusting everything.
It may sound silly, but the most annoying part of being a blogger used to be the tedious task of uploading my content from Google Docs to WordPress.
But first, let me explain why transferring my content from Google Docs to WordPress has been such a nightmare in the past.
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The Google Docs to WordPress Dilemma
I would spend 4-6 hours writing a blog post in Google Docs. While writing, I would insert photos and optimize my formatting beautifully.
The hard part? Transferring content from Google Docs to WordPress is completely manual.
- First, manually copy and paste all the content from Google Docs to WordPress
- Next, the formatting gets messed up, so you’ll need to re-create your H1, H2, H3, you bolded content and your lists.
- Finally, pictures will not upload automatically when you copy and paste your content. That means, you’ll have to upload each picture individually into WordPress and then insert it into your content.
- If you care about SEO, you’ll need to manually edit the alt tag of each photo in WordPress.
It would take me upwards of 2 hours just to transfer my blog post over to WordPress and make sure it was properly formatted.
I decided there had to be a better way.
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Google Docs to WordPress solutions
In my hunt for an easier solution, I tried the following things:
- Writing the blog post directly in WordPress.
- The problem? WordPress does not save your content automatically. That means, if you’re not careful and you lose internet for a few seconds, you could lose hours of hard work and content. Google Docs is a safer place to write because it saves every few seconds automatically.
- Searching for a Google Docs WordPress plugin.
- The problem? None of them actually work! Trust me, I tried a bunch. Complete waste of time.
- Discovering my FAVORITE tool ever: Wordable
- Wordable is a site that connects to your Google Docs account and your WordPress account, and in seconds you can upload any Google Doc perfectly into WordPress. The first time I tried it I was blown away. It was EXACTLY what I had been looking for.
How does Wordable work?
- Sign up for a Free Trial of Wordable
- Write your content in Google Docs (with all your fancy formatting & photos)
- Click “Export” in Wordable
- Seconds later, it’s ready in WordPress!
Here’s a video of me uploading my Google Doc to WordPress
Don’t waste your time copying and pasting!
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