Google Photos

You can integrate your Google photos directly into the editor by connecting your account to Google. Once connected you will be able to view your most recent Google photos and copy them directly to your media library ready for use in a post.

Connecting your account to Google

This only needs to be done once.

  • While viewing your media (from the Media page, or while editing a post), select ‘Google Photos library’ from the media dropdown
  • Click the connect button
  • If you are logged in to your Google account you will be asked to confirm the connection. Otherwise you will need to login and then confirm. Note that you can disconnect your account at any time.
  • Once confirmed your account is now connected and your Google Photos media will appear.

Note if you are a G Suite user you will need to have access to Google Photos enabled by your account administrator.

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Browsing Photos

When you want to browse your Google Photos library click the dropdown in the top left corner of your media library and select ‘Google Photos library’:

Your Google Photos library will then appear:

Scroll through the photos as you would your WordPress media library. Select the photo or photos you want to use in your post and click the ‘Copy to media library’ button. Your media will be copied into your WordPress library ready to be inserted into your post.

All media is copied to your WordPress library and counts towards your space allowance.

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Disconnecting from Google

To disconnect your account from Google go to the Sharing page and click the ‘disconnect’ button next to ‘Google Photos’:

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Multiple Users

Each user can be connected to one Google account. If you have multiple users on a site then they can each be connected to a different Google account, and will not see each other’s photos.

If you want to swap Google account you will need to disconnect one and connect another.

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