WordPress Test Post via Google Docs

This is a quick test post using the new WordPress extension for Google Docs:

This morning I got excited by one of @dougpete’s tweets, specifically:

http://WordPress.com Unveils Google Docs Extension for Collaboration http://flip.it/SNPVUw via @flipboard

The extension being profiled is available here. Without reading any instructions, I installed it and proceeded to do this quick test.

Let’s see how it performs using images. This image has been copied and pasted in from the web.

What about tables?

A

B

A+B

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

1

1

I’m going to go ahead and post this directly from Google Docs and then provide some feedback below. Let’s see how it does!


Observation

While it did an adequate job of posting all the normal text, it botched up some indented text I had, it did not include the picture, and messed up the widths of my table.

This is how the above section should have looked:

WordPress Test Post via Google Docs (as seen in Google Docs)
WordPress Test Post via Google Docs (as seen in Google Docs)

Conclusion? This extension is not ready for prime time, unfortunately. For plain text documents, it’s fine, but for anything more complex than that then you might as well just compose your posts in WordPress directly.

Too bad…

2 Replies to “WordPress Test Post via Google Docs”

  1. Sorry that your first attempt wasn’t successful. I guess that’s why we have revision numbers; Chrome being up to version 57 now! My first read was that the feature might not be all that big a deal if it’s one blog, one editor. As you note, just use the WordPress editor or something else. (I use ScribeFire) But, if the goal is to have a number of collaborators on a document, this has to be a terrific solution and future releases may get rid of the problems that you’ve identified.

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