If you are like me and you like to write your articles in Google Docs and after that import them to a WordPress blog you know how frustrating the experience is. There are countless steps you need to take to make sure the article is the same as you wrote it, including headings, links, and images.
DocPress.it changes the experience of publishing or exporting your article or blog post from Google Docs to your WordPress site. Save time manually copy-pasting or uploading your content to WordPress without reformatting.
The first thing need to know is that you don’t need any other tool like a WordPress plugin to do that, no intermediary software you need to signup, log in or connect. You only need to install the Google Docs add-on, connect your WordPress site and you are ready to export the article to your blog.
Let me show how easy it is to export your content from Google Docs to WordPress.
Step 1 – Install the DocPress.it add-on
Install the DocPress.it add-on from the Google WorkSpace marketplace. Click on Add-ons >> Get Add-ons and write DocPress in the search bar. Click on the DocpPress add-on and then click the install button. A popup will show to log in with your Google Mail, please make sure you are logged in with only one account.
If you are logged in with multiple accounts some issues may appear. Allow the permissions and the add-on is now installed.
Step 2 – Start DocPress
Click on Add-ons>> DocPress.it and click Export. If you don’t see the Export button please refresh the page and try again.
Step 3 – Connect your WordPress website
Wait a few seconds for the add-on to load, you will now see the site connect options. Here you can connect a self-hosted WordPress site or a site hosted on WordPress.com. Select the appropriate option for you and enter your site URL in the format: https://yoursite.com.
A popup will show to connect your WordPress site. If you are already logged in to your site you will see the Authorization screen, click the Yes, I approve this connection button. If everything is ok you will see the success screen.
Click close, the add-on sidebar will refresh and now you can export Google Docs to your WordPress site.
To add more than one site you have to be on a paid plan, see our affordable pricing here.
Step 4 – Choose your export options
Before exporting you have a few options to select, the most common options are pre-selected already.
The add-on preloads your categories, so choose the category you want to publish the article. Please add the title of your article, you can change that in your WordPress site if you wish.
Step 5 – Export to WordPress
If you are ready to export your article click the Export button. A preview of your article will display, if it’s ok click the “Create post” button and in a few seconds a success screen will display with the link to your article. Click the link and you will be taken to your WordPress blog preview for the finishing touches.
All the styles are transferred including images. Yes, it plays well with the Gutenberg editor.
Now you can edit, add a featured image, tags or you can publish it as it is if you are happy with the result. If you want to rename your images to be SEO friendly you can use the Media File Renamer WordPress plugin.
Exporting articles to WordPress should be easy and that’s exactly what DocPress.it is doing, making it easy for everyone that uses Google Docs to save countless hours copy/pasting, adding images again or other unnecessary tasks. It’s the best alternative to any tool out there.
Use the calculator below to see how much time and money you are saving every month with DocPress.it.