I don’t know how much you rely on Google Drive, but it is pretty much the easiest and most convenient way of sharing documents between team members. And even if you work alone, there are times when Google Docs is more convenient to use – say, when you’re on the road and you want to make sure you have a copy of a document or post safe in the cloud.
When it’s time to post that article to your WordPress blog, then it’s a simple matter of copying and pasting the content, right?
But what if there’s an even easier way of doing that?
Enter “Send to WordPress”, a Chrome extension that does just that: send Google documents straight to your WordPress blog. Assuming you’re a Chrome user, then you have to at least try this extension out.
The beauty of this extension is that it gives you the capability of exporting a Google Drive document as a WordPress blog post – formatting and images all included! You don’t have to worry about losing hyperlinks, tags, and all important elements of a blog post.
You simply have to install the Chrome extension, and you will see a new option in Google Drive which allows you to send to WordPress, as you can see in the image above.
You will, of course, have to link your WordPress account in order to get things going.
Now here’s a question that may be bugging you: Why not just use WordPress directly?
- Collaboration. If you’re working with other people on a post, this extension will come in very handy.
- When you can’t access your WordPress site for whatever reason, you can still create your post and follow your schedule, and then later send the post to the blog.
- When you have no Internet connection, what are you to do? It seems unimaginable for this to happen in this day and age, but yes, it does happen. With Google Drive having offline mode, you can still continue working on a blog post as you normally would and just send it to WordPress later on.
Get Send to WordPress.
Author: Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
Editor of Splashpress Media, writer, and geek bitten by the travel bug.