How to Add Google Docs to WordPress Website
WordPress is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS). Over 27.5 million websites are powered by WordPress. If you’re looking to add an online office suite to your site, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to add Google Docs to your WordPress website.
Why Google Docs?
Google Docs is the official online office suite of Google. It was first released in 2008 and since then has taken the world by storm. You may have heard of Google Docs, as it’s one of the most used and well-known productivity tools in the world. Whether you’re looking for a simple way to create and share documents or want to make your business process more efficient, you can use Google Docs to achieve results.
You can access all of Google Docs’ essential features from within WordPress. This way, you don’t need to leave your site to perform functions such as editing documents and inserting tables. Google Docs comes with a free basic plan that allows you to make edits and create documents but bans you from saving them as PDFs – the only format you can export documents as. If you’ve ever used Office 365 or another productivity suite, you’ll feel right at home with Google Docs.
How to Install Google Docs on Your WordPress Website
You can install Google Docs on your WordPress website with just a couple of clicks. First, log into your WordPress admin panel and navigate to the plugins section. Once you’re there, click on the “Add New” tab at the top. You’ll see a section labeled “Add New.” Inside this section, you’ll see a small tab labeled “Download.” Click on this tab and the WordPress team will download and install the Google Docs plugin for you.
Once the plugin is installed, click on the “Activate” button in the plugins section of your WordPress admin panel. This will ensure the plugin is working and you can begin using Google Docs on your site.
You can now navigate to the “Google Docs” icon on your WordPress dashboard. This will take you to your Google Docs and give you a quick tour of the plugin’s key features. If you’d like to learn more, visit the Google Docs homepage and learn how to use this incredibly useful tool.
What Do I Need To Use Google Docs On My WordPress Site?
Like any other new plugin, the Google Docs plugin needs a few things to function. First off, you need a WordPress website. You can either use WordPress.org or the WordPress.com version. The second thing you need is a Gmail account. You can use any major email provider such as Yahoo! or Comcast so long as your email provider supports the @google.com format. You’ll need to add your Google account to WordPress as well.
Once you have a WordPress website and a Gmail account, you can begin using Google Docs.
How Do I Use Google Docs On My WordPress Site?
Since Google Docs is built into the WordPress dashboard, you’ll see a “New Document” button when you log into your WordPress site. Just click on this button and you’ll be able to create a new document. In the blank document, you’ll see a small “Google Docs” button underneath the “New Document” button. Just click on this button to begin using Google Docs on your website.
If you’ve used Office 365 or another similar productivity suite before, then you know how useful collaborative tools can be. You and your team can now work together to create and edit documents. If you’re an individual user, you don’t need to worry about security as the Google Docs plugin automatically sets up shared access for you.
One of the most useful things about Google Docs is the ability to work with others. You can easily invite other people with Gmail accounts to collaborate with you on documents. Just click on the “Projects” tab in the upper-left corner of any Google Docs dashboard. This will display all of your projects and the users who are currently signed up to work on them. You can now click on the “+Add Invitee” button to the right of any project’s name.
You can add as many users as you want to participate in your documents. Just make sure that you don’t add someone who’s on your ignore list in WordPress. Once you’ve added the person, you can begin working together to create and edit the document. You can also see a small “Changes” icon next to each user’s name.
If you’d like to know more about working with others in a collaborative way, take a look at the documents section of Google Docs.
What If I Don’t Want To Use Google Docs On My WordPress Site?
If you don’t want to use Google Docs on your WordPress site, you have two options. The first option is to disable the plugin. Disabling the plugin won’t prevent you from using Google Docs entirely, but it will prevent the plugin from functioning on your site. The second option is to use an alternative online office suite instead of Google Docs.
What if I don’t want to use Google Docs on WordPress altogether? I already have a PDF publisher so I don’t need a word processor, do I? Wrong! You can use Google Docs with a PDF publisher, as long as you’re not trying to edit the documents on the fly. You may have heard of Google Docs’ “Reader Mode,” which creates a PDF version of the document you’re viewing. Just like that, you no longer need a word processor. You can still use a PDF editor to make edits to your documents though.
So you don’t need a word processor to use Google Docs? Nope. You just need a browser and you can access all of Google Docs’ features from within WordPress.
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