Google Docs has been an excellent writing and editing tool for years. I’ve tested many writing tools before sticking with Google Docs. Features like formatting, commenting, tagging people in comments, checking revision history, voice typing, Keyboard Shortcuts, collaboration, etc makes it a fantastic writing tool.
But when it comes to importing Google Docs file to WordPress, it’s not as easy as it should be. There are only a few ways available right now. I’ve tried several ways like using add-ons, Jetpack Plugin, Wordable app, etc.
But I didn’t find anything useful that I can stick with. It’s only recently that I came to know about a WordPress plugin that does the job perfectly.
It’s called “Mammoth .docx converter” . This Plugin offers the easiest way to convert the .docx file to HTML. And the amazing thing is, it keeps the format same in most of the cases. Currently, it supports styles like Headings, Lists, Tables, Images, Links, Bold & Italics, Text Boxes, etc.
Now let’s see how to import a file from Google Docs to WordPress.
The very first thing you need to do is, install and activated the plugin. Just go to WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for “Mammoth”.
Click on “Install Now” and “Activate” button.
This plugin has no options panel. Once it’s activated, you don’t need to change anything else.
The next step is to download the Google Docs file as Microsoft Word (.docx).
Now go to the Google Docs file and click on File > Download as > Microsoft Word (.docx).
The file will be downloaded on your computer.
Now it’s time to upload the file to WordPress.
You will find a “Mammoth .docx converter” box under the WordPress Post Editor.
Now you need to choose the .docx file that you want to upload to your WordPress Editor.
After uploading the file, you can see the ‘Visual’ and ‘Raw HTML’ version of the file. If it seems OK, just click on the “Insert into editor” button.
It will take some time to process the file. Once it’s done, you can see the full Google docs file in the Post Editor. And most of the cases, it will keep the format as it was.
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I am pretty sure that you’ve found it very useful if you are a regular Google Docs user.
Now I’d like to hear from you. Which tool do you use to import Google Docs files to WordPress?
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