If we are having a single author blog then we might not probably need any word editor tools like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. We must be using the default WordPress, visual editor. But this is not the case with multi-author blogs. We do not always want to provide access to our dashboard for all the authors to create, edit, and publish their posts. There may be also authors who are not comfortable with the set up of the default WordPress visual editor. They might have been using Microsoft word for years and are pretty comfortable with that.
The best option to get the content from our authors in all such cases is via a Word document. Most of us would then manually copy these contents to the WordPress editor for editing and modification before publishing. One of the main issues with this method is that we might lose the content formatting. In this blog, we will go through the setup process to import content from Microsoft Word document to WordPress.
Import From Microsoft Word Document
Step2: Go to Add New posts section in the admin panel. A new section to upload documents will appear under the default editor.
Step3: We are now going to select a sample post created using Microsoft word for uploading.
Step4: Once the file has been successfully uploaded a preview will appear in the section as shown below.
Here we have the option to view the uploaded sample in visual editor mode as well as raw HTML mode similar to WordPress default editor.
Just click the Insert to editor option to export our content to the WordPress editor section.
Step5: Now we can edit the content just like new content created via the default editor and publish it.
Thus is a few simple steps we have learned to import content from Microsoft Word document to WordPress.
Note: Another feasible option for guest authors is to use tools like Open Live Writer to write their content and later push it to our WordPress system for review and publishing. In this way, we can restrict access to our WordPress dashboard to our guest authors.