How Cloudpress works

Introduction

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

Cloudpress does this by exporting the content from your Google Doc to the appropriate format of your CMS. As far as is possible, Cloudpress will preserve the existing formatting of your document. It will also export any images you embedded in your document, upload them separately to your CMS and then link to the newly uploaded images in your document.

Linked Accounts

One of the central concepts of Cloudpress is linked accounts. A linked account is a link to an external service, such as Google Drive or WordPress. A linked account can be either a source account or a destination account.

A source account is an account from which you will be publishing content. At this point in time Cloudpress only supports Google Drive as source accounts. You can link either a personal Google Drive or a Team Drive.

A destination account is an account to which you want to publish content. Currently, Cloudpress supports WordPress and Contentful as destination accounts.

Publishing Documents

You can publish documents from any source account to any destination account. Cloudpress will take care of converting the document to the appropriate format for the destination system. It will also take care of uploading any images embedded in the document to the destination system.

When you publish a document with Cloudpress, it will add the document to a publication queue. This means that the document may not be published immediately once you have selected to publish it.

Factors that can affect the time it takes to publish a document are the number of images and the size of those images.

In reality, however, documents will typically be available within a few seconds after you have chosen to publish it.

Republishing documents

Cloudpress also allow you to republish any document after it has been published initially. In this case, Cloudpress will overwrite the content of the document on the destination service with the updated content from Google Docs.

Cloudpress does not do a two-way sync. If you made changes to the content on the destination service and then republish the document, the changes made on the destination system will be overwritten.