Uploading blog content

Step One: Upload your approved writing to your Drive folder

If you wrote the blog post you submitted to your instructor in Microsoft Word, or another word processing application, you’ll need to convert it into a Google Doc once your instructor approves it for posting.

Converting a Microsoft Word Doc to a Google Doc

If you need to convert your Word Doc to a Google Doc, simply upload the .docx file to Google Drive and it will do the conversion for you. Make sure you check over your document after you upload it to Drive to make sure that everything looks the way you want before the next step.

The best place to put this might be the folder with your name on it that Amanda shared with you at the beginning of the CDL’s class visit. To find this folder again, go to your Google Drive and search for your LASTNAME,FIRSTNAME.

Step Two: Convert your Google Doc to HTML

  • From inside of your Doc, select the “Add-ons” tab in the toolbar at the top part of the document.
  • Select/highlight your entire document by dragging your mouse over the entire document, or using ⌘ + A (Mac) or Ctrl + A (Windows).
  • Hover over “Docs to Markdown” (we installed this last class… if you need help with this, reach out to cdl@geneseo.edu) and select “Convert.”
  • In the sidebar that pops up, select “Suppress top comment” (optional).
  • Click the HTML button at the top of the sidebar.
  • Drag your mouse over the generated HTML where your blog content begins and copy.

Step Three: Paste HTML into WordPress

  • From this post submission page, type in your title where it says “Add title.”
  • Place your cursor where it says “Type / to choose a block” and click.
  • ⌘ + V (Mac) or Ctrl + V (Windows) to paste the HTML you had copied. Everything should automatically insert itself into the draft post page with any formatting you had intact.
  • Check over your content to make sure everything looks the way you want.

Adding categories

Before you submit, please take a moment to categorize your post:

  1. In the righthand toolbar, click into the “Page” tab.
  2. Click on the “Categories” dropdown. You’ll likely have to hover your mouse over this section for a few seconds before the options pop up.
  3. Select the semester you’re writing for (e.g. “Fall 2021”) and your instructor’s name (e.g. “McCoy”).

Step Four: Submit

  • In the upper right hand corner of your draft page, select “Publish” to submit your draft for review. You’ll see something like this:

Your work is done!