If you are a content marketer or manage a WordPress blog you know how tedious it can get. And you also know that your work is far from over when you finish writing the article.
If you’re like me then you start on Google Docs, where you write the content.
Then you have to save each picture on your computer and import it manually into WordPress. Then there are headers, fonts, styling, and on and on.
Sometimes I write an article in one hour and it takes me another 1-1.5 hours just uploading it to WordPress and formatting it.
It was so frustrating that I just couldn’t scale my content operation fast enough because I had to spend 10-15 hours per week on migrating the articles into WordPress and formatting them.
This is when we decided to create WordPigeon.
WordPigeon is a WordPress plugin that lets you upload your Google Docs into WordPress with one click! And yes, the formatting and images come with it and migrate seamlessly.
Don’t believe me?
Don’t worry, I couldn’t believe it at first either but when my developers showed me the finished product it just made sense.
Let me walk you through the process and show you how it works.
Step 1 – Log in to your WordPigeon account
Go to wordpigeon.com and click on the login button in the upper right corner. What’s great is that you can log in with your Google account for faster access.
Step 2 – Connect your WordPress
Next, click on the big yellow button on the left that has a plus sign and says “add a new site”.
This brings you to a page where you can enter your WordPress site’s URL. What’s really nice is that you can connect your Blogger site as well. So for those of you that are using Blogger, what can I say, you’re welcome.
Next, its time to connect your google email. You’re going to see a screen that prompts you to give WordPigeon permission to view and manage your Google Drive files and folders. We care a lot about our user’s privacy so the app has access to only the docs that you open or create using it. This makes WordPigeon safer to use than other Google Docs plugins.
Now you will have to download the WordPigeon WordPress plugin and install it.
Step 3 – Copy the public key
Now copy the public key into your WordPress plugin. And voila! Everything is connected together.
Step 4 – Set up a folder on Google Drive
Now you need to either select a pre-existing folder where you will be taking the docs from or create a new folder for WordPigeon.
Now go back to your site and add that folder that you’ve created by clicking on the big yellow plus sign next to where it says Google Folders.
Step 5 – Upload your doc
This is the last step and where all the magic happens. I wrote an article about Craig Campbell. I placed it into the folder that I connected to WordPigeon. Now all I need to do is to click “export” and voila! It worked!
The entire set up is a one-time process and took me all of ten minutes. Now, with literally one click on that “export” button, I can upload all of my Google Docs into WordPress in 5 seconds.
You might be asking yourself: How much time does this really save Deepak? (that’s me asking myself).
Let me give you an example.
Here at PearlLemon, the marketing agency that I co-founded, we write on average about 5 blog posts per week. It used to take us up to 2 hours for each blog post to copy & paste the content into WordPress, save and upload the images, and format the headers. Yeah, it was a pain! Now we are saving about 10 hours per week just by using WordPigeon.
What are the other benefits of using WordPigeon?
Here are a few.
Improve your content organization
We all know that using Google Docs can get a little messy. You might have posts started and hanging out all over your Drive, in the shared section (if they came from your co-workers), and it’s really easy to get confused. If you use WordPigeon you can just put all of the posts that are ready to be published into one folder. Then you can have another folder for ideas and the third one for ones that are ready to get edited.
Empower your content team
Content managers love to be creative and hate to do iterative tasks and double and triple check every single post on WordPress. Give this tool to your content managers and tell them to train every single writer on their team on it. Your writers will appreciate it too. This way they will have a much more effective and efficient operation and will feel more accomplished.
Spend time on things you love more than tedious boring WordPress formatting
This is for small businesses and solo-preneurs out there. Do yourself a favor and save those 10 hours per week by using WordPigeon.
You will thank us for it later.
Do something you love, focus on growing your business, listen to some inspirational podcasts, run on the treadmill. Your time is more precious and better spent than swearing at the screen while you go back and reformat an entire WordPress post.
I am super excited that I was able to design and develop this tool. Not only because this was a huge time saver for me but because it could provide so much value for marketing teams using (and struggling) with WordPress.
This has been by far my favorite marketing automation of 2020. What about you? What do you love/dislike about WordPigeon? And what other marketing automation and cool plugins do you use in your business? Please share some below, and as always, get out there and be successful! 😉