You may have discovered that WordPress doesn’t fully support pasting from the content of a Word document. In particular, images within the document will not be automatically uploaded to your post, which is a complete bummer because it’ll force you to upload them separately and insert pictures manually. A major pain in the ass indeed. Thankfully, it’s possible to post on WordPress using Word, and have it handle all uploads. And it’s easier than you may have imagined!
Create a new blog post
Open Word and, in the New menu, select Blog post. In case you can’t find it, click the search bar and type blog post in it, then click on the drawing pin to pin that model to make it easier to find.
You will be asked to connect Word to your blogging platform. In our case, we’re going to use WordPress, but the process is similar for all supported platforms.
When we first create a blog post, we’ll be asked to register a new account within Word. Click on Register Now and you’ll be presented with the New Blog Account prompt.
In the drop-down list, select your platform, in our case WordPress, then click Next.
Now it’s time to insert your blog’s URL and login information.
Be careful to only replace <Enter your blog URL here>, otherwise posting won’t work. In the Enter account information section, you can either enter your WordPress.com credentials, or the internal username and password your blog uses. Either is fine. You may tick the Remember Password box if you don’t want to enter it every time you want to publish a new article. Click Ok to confirm and Word will attempt to connect to your provider. If the process is successful, this pop up will appear.
Now you can start writing your blog post and even insert images or screenshots.
When you’re done, you can use the Publish button to upload your document and images to WordPress, or you can also Publish as draft if you want to tweak a few options in your WordPress Administration Dashboard.
Unfortunately, plugins will not work with Word, nor will tags, so you’ll have to log into WordPress to use them, but this is a pretty good way to upload a draft and then publish it manually.