While the native WordPress editor is pretty solid, and can be easily enhanced with tools such as Markdown, many people still prefer to write their posts in other software and then copy them over to WordPress. If you’re in that group and love Google Docs, you should be quite happy about a new Chrome extensions from Automattic (the parent company of WordPress).
The new Chrome extension (found here) will connect your WordPress.com or Jetpack-enabled self-hosted site with Google Docs. You can write your post in Docs, then click and copy it over to your site as a draft.
While ease of writing might be a great feature for some people, collaboration could be even bigger. WordPress can be a bit clunky when trying to share drafts, and Google Docs makes it much easier.
One of the biggest problems with copying and pasting from other sources, such as Word, is that images don’t copy over properly. With this extension, everything comes over smoothly and it can save time. A great example is this image below, which I just grabbed and added to this post.
If your site is hosted on WordPress.com, or if you have a self-hosted WordPress site that uses the popular (and free) Jetpack plugin, go give it a try.
I’m not sure if I’ll use it for every post, but as you can see from the screenshot above, I used it for this one and it worked great! Grab the Chrome extension here, and then leave us a comment and let us know what you think of it.