Getting started with Cloudpress

Welcome to Cloudpress!

Cloudpress allows you to publish content created in Google Docs to your Content Management System (CMS).

Before you get started with Cloudpress, we suggest that your read through our How Cloudpress works document to get a better understanding of the product.

Register and Log In

To get started with Cloudpress, you will need to register with an email address and password. Once registered you can log in to Cloudpress with the email address and password you used during registration.

Linking accounts

Once you have logged in to Cloudpress, you will need to link your source and destination accounts.

Source accounts are the accounts from which you want to publish content, in other words your personal or team Google Drive accounts.

Destination accounts are the account to which you want to publish your content, in other words your Content Management System, e.g. WordPress, Contentful, etc.

To link your source and destination accounts, you can go the the Linked Accounts section of the Cloudpress application.

If you have not linked any accounts yet, you will see a screen similar to this:

From here, you can proceed to link the accounts by clicking on the button corresponding to the type of account you want to link. For example, if you want to link your Google Drive account, you can click on the Link a Google Drive account button.

For more detailed guides on linking each of the different types of accounts, you can refer to the following documentation:

Publishing a document

Once you have linked both a source and destination account, you can publish a document by going to the Publish from Google Drive section of the Cloudpress application.

This will display a list of the most recently updated documents in your source account:

Filtering documents

You can filter documents by using the filter bar at the top of the list of documents. You can filter documents by the source account, as well as the file name.

If you have multiple source accounts linked, and you want to display documents in a different account, you can select the correct account from the account dropdown in the filter bar. When done, click the Search button.

If you want to search for a document with a specific title, you can enter part of the title in the Filter by filename textbox, and then click the Search button.

Publish a document

To publish a document, you can click the Publish… button to the right of the document title. This will display a dropdown menu with all the destination accounts you have linked:

Select the account you want to publish to from the dropdown menu. For example, in the screenshot above, if I want to publish to my Travel Diaries WordPress account, I can click on the Publish to Travel Diaries item.

Specifying document properties

Depending on the type of destination account, you may have an option to specify extra properties to be used when publishing the document:

For example, if the destination account is WordPress, you will see a page that allows you to specify various properties for the WordPress blog post, such as the title, publication date, categories, tags, etc.

You can supply the relevant values where applicable and, once done, click on the Publish button.

View published documents

You can view a list of all published documents by going to the Publication History section of the Cloudpress application.

Here, you will see a list with details on all the documents previously published:

Conclusion

The document gave a brief introduction to getting started with Cloudpress. Be sure to look at the rest of the documentation for more information on using Cloudpress.

If you experience any issues, you can contact Cloudpress support at support@usecloudpress.com.