How to Instantly Upload Google Docs to WordPress
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So you have all your content on Google Docs and want to publish it to WordPress easily. You are at the correct place, with DocsWrite you can push all of your content from Google Docs to WordPress in One Click. The good part is you do not need to install another plugin in your WordPress.
Why write in Google Docs in the first place?
Most seasonal bloggers and marketers prefer writing in Google Docs because of its excellent collaboration and lag-free experience. A strong feedback loop is required to produce good-quality content. When you provide feedback on an article, it improves the readability and quality significantly.
Also, there are a couple of other advantages when you compose your blog posts in a Google Doc.
There is no chance of losing your content.
As Google saves the document every few seconds and even if your internet goes down, you do not lose the content you have written. That’s extremely important.
You have a second copy of your content
If you write all of your content directly on WordPress, there is a good chance that you won’t have another copy of your original document. Hence it’s always better to keep one single source of truth.
Less technical blocker for a writer when you use Google Docs as the writing tool
For the writers, there is no need to provide them access to your WordPress. You can just simply create a Google Doc and share that with your user. That’s how you can very easily track what they are doing. Once they are done, you can proofread and then publish the Google Doc to your WordPress using docswrite.com
Why you should not directly copy-paste Google Docs to WordPress? Can I Upload a Google Doc to WordPress?
Yes, you can copy-paste your Google Doc directly. There are actually more issues than you imagine. Let me explain one by one
The Images are not copied over when you copy and paste Google Docs
It’s a huge problem. I assume you are producing high-quality blog posts in 2022 and you must have many images in your articles. But when you paste the article into WordPress’s Gutenberg editor, these images are still hosted at a private Google URL. It’s a very bad practice to publish the article without importing the images into the WordPress Media Library. These URLs are short-lived and can change anytime. The solution is to download the media and upload them to WP and replace those URLs. Now imagine doing it for every image and for multiple blog posts. That’s why people hire cheap editors from Fiverr and ask them to do it for themselves.
If you look at your WordPress pagespeed insights, the scores can be low due to only one thing which is unoptimized images. Your entire 1000+ words are only a few KBs but an image can be 1024KB. It increases the response time significantly. People who care about their Google ranking and core web vitals, download all images and compress them and reupload them to WordPress manually. It creates unnecessary friction in the content-producing process.
What happens to links? Dofollow & Nofollow.
It’s a good idea to add a nofollow attribute to the links that you do not intend to give a backlink. Also, I suggest you add functionality to open all links in a new tab. So that people do not leave your website. If you use docswrite.com, it does it all automatically.
Now Introducing docswrite.com and how it can save you 30 mins each Article
Docswrite.com is a tool that is extremely smart. It has solutions to all the above problems and some bonus features. It safely connects with your Google Drive and WordPress. You can then easily choose a Google Doc or you can choose multiple Google Docs and publish them instantly.
Perfect HTML formatting all the time for your Blog
Docswrite.com uses Google Docs API to fetch your Google Doc and then parse it to HTML. The produced HTML is lightweight and SEO friendly and strips out all the unnecessary clutter.
Images are moved to your WordPress Media Library
The images are moved to your WordPress media and the first image of the Google Doc becomes the Featured Media article automatically.
Images are compressed and converted to SEO-friendly WEBP
All the images are compressed and converted to WEBP. This will improve your pagespeed significantly.
Add Nofollow links automatically and links open in a new tab
All of your links can be configured in how they would behave when you click them. You can add the nofollow/follow attribute and add _blank so that it opens in a new tab.
Youtube, Twitter, and Vimeo links are automatically converted into smart embeds. So they can be played or viewed without leaving your website.
Google Docs WordPress Integration (No WordPress plugin required)
Login to https://docswrite.com and click on Connect to WordPress button. Paste your WordPress site’s URL and authorize the connection.
Then click on Publish from Google Drive button and choose a Google Doc that you intend to publish. You can even choose multiple Google Docs or a Google Drive Folder.
Once you select the Doc, you can choose your existing Tags, Categorie and Author and then hit publish. At this point, your article will be published and all images should be moved to WordPress. Congratulations!
Thank you for reading this far.
I am Sandeep and I’m bootstrapping docswrite.com.