How to integrate WordPress with Google docs for real-time collaboration

If you have been waiting for real-time collaboration or editing on wordpress, we have good news. Now you can thanks to a new google docs addon that integrates directly with or self-hosted blogs like this one.

The Add-on for Google Docs allows you to  directly send a Google document to any or Jetpack powered site as a draft post. Like am doing with this post which is being composed on my Google docs account.

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Install Add-on for Google Docs

To get started,  install the Google Docs extension. Alternatively you can install it by opening a Google doc, then click on Add-ons, then get add-on. Search for WordPress for Google Doc and click Install.

Enable Jetpack manage module

Once the Google docs add-on is installed, make sure you have enabled the Jetpack manage module from and as well as your self-hosted wordpress site. Obviously you should have the Jetpack plugin already installed on your wordpress self-hosted website.

Connect Google docs to WordPress site

Now you have to finally connect your Google Doc to your self-hosted wordpress website or site. On Google docs, click on Add-ons >> for Google docs >> open. An authorization window will open on right side. Click on Authorize and when done press reload button to see your newly integrated site.

However, I can issues integrating my Google doc with which is a self-hosted website. For my case when I attempt to authorize my account with it says  “Someone may be trying to trick you into giving them access to your site. Or it could be you just encountered a bug :). Either way, please close this window.” There are a number of users are also experiencing similar errors. I hope these issues will be rectified very soon.  

Update: After contacting WordPress Jetpack support via email, I got it finally working by;

#1. Upgrading to the latest WordPress Jetpack plugin which at the time of this writing is Jetpack 4.7.1. Upon upgrading, I got the error {“error”:”unauthorized”,”message”:”API calls to this blog have been disabled.”}. So I had to;

Advertisement - Continue reading below

#2. Enable the json api in the general section of your jetpack plugin settings. The JSON API allows applications to securely access content on your website.

google docs wordpress intergration


Sign up to our Newsletter for expert advice and tips of how to get the most out of your Tech Gadgets

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.