You've heard me whining about the WordPress admin panel, it's pretty gruesome for the newbie blogger and really needs a face lift. It's the most common complaint I receive when I get folks up on the platform. Some competitors are listening… SixApart just launched VOX with a very nice user interface. WordPress seems to be getting the message as well, partnering with KnowNow on a new Enterprise Version of WordPress.
One of my last entries spoke to losing my entire blog post a few minutes prior to posting it. One of my techy gurus, Dale McCrory, at work asked why I wasn't simply using Google Docs to post to my blog. Huh? Really? Yes! Really!
With Google Docs, you have the ability to post your document directly to your blog! Here's how:
1. Click “Publish” and “Post to Blog”:
2. Then select your blog type from the interface. Or, if you host your own WordPress site, here's how you can configure it:
Google Docs has an ‘auto-save' function so that you won't lose your work! Pretty nice!