Google Docs and Blogging

It’s a common trait when writing a blog to want to collaborate , share the effort to decide what to write, what graphics to include, and have many head edit the work. Using an office suite like MS Office or Google Docs makes this possible by keeping the working document online and allowing many folks to look it it and share it.

Simply using personal Google accounts anyone can share with others Google accounts. Using Google Suite it is manageable by an Admin as well.

But the point I want to show is once a document is finalized simply copying the document and pasting into the WordPress editor causes all sorts of formatting troubles.

Probably the simplest solution is a plugin for WordPress which imports MS .docx files in the editor, Mammoth Docx. Once installed in WordPress this plugin gives the WordPress editor an ‘Import Docx button’ so you can download the file from Google Docs and import it into WordPress. This post is being added to the EPCUG Website this way.

WordPress Users

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EPCUG has dissolved greatly since its heyday (before the Internet) but I see a continued interest in being able to publish to the web and WordPress has groups around the world helping each other in the effort. I propose we get Eugene/Springfield involved as well.

Whether you are new to WordPress or have worked with it since it first came out come join us Mondays at 5;30pm at the Fifth Street Market Food Court (upstairs) teach or learn what you can while enjoying good company (Live!) and food.