CoSchedule is a tool that helps you organize your marketing workflow.
But in this guide we'll be focusing on a very handy lesser-known feature that converts Google Docs into WordPress posts.
The problem with writing posts with a team in WordPress
Since WordPress doesn't yet have a good way to collaborate with your team while writing a blog post, some teams prefer to write their posts in Google Docs where they can edit, comment, suggest, resolve, and reject away until the post is perfect and ready to post and then copy that Google Doc into WordPress.
The problem with copying Google Docs into WordPress
The problem with writing posts in Google Docs is that there is no easy way to export your entire Google Doc into WordPress. The text copies and pastes nicely but each image needs to get uploaded individually to your WordPress post, which can get cumbersome.
CoSchedule to the rescue!
CoSchedule offers a way to convert Google Docs into WordPress posts. Here's how to do it:
- Create a CoSchedule account if you don't already have one
- Connect your Strattic WordPress site (ie https://example.site.strattic.io) by going to CoSchedule's Settings: Settings > Integration > My Integrations > WordPress > Add a WordPress site
- Install the CoSchedule WordPress plugin. on your Strattic WordPress site (you don't need to follow the steps in WordPress to connect your site).
- Back in CoSchedule, go to Settings > Integration > My Integrations > WordPress > Your site and click the "Fix This" button:
5. Click Enable WordPress Basic HTTP Auth and fill out the credentials which can be found in your Strattic Dashboard.
6. Try to reconnect your site. (If it doesn't connect, make sure your WordPress site is loaded from the Strattic Dashboard. For security reasons, we shut down WordPress sites after 40 minutes of inactivity).
7. Once the site is connected in CoSchedule, create a CoSchedule calendar.
8. From your calendar, create a Project (not WordPress, weirdly enough).
9. Give your project a title
10. Add the Google Doc custom attachment
11. After you connect a Doc, convert your content attachments to WordPress by clicking the settings wheel at the top of the attachment. Then click Convert to WordPress.
12. Publish the draft to your WordPress site
13. Go back to your Strattic WordPress site and you should see your post saved as a Draft (with the original Google Doc images!)
14. Publish the post to WordPress
15. Do a Strattic Publish using the big red Publish button!