WordPress.com is joining the Google for Work Partner Program to bring the power of Google Apps right into your dashboard.
Add Gmail, Calendar, and Drive to Your Site
The content you publish on your site is the result of a lot of behind-the-scenes activity — and we’re not talking only about drafting posts and pages. Emails, meetings and events, documents and spreadsheets: as business owners and publishers you have a lot to juggle.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Google to offer our users the incredible power of Google Apps for Work right in their WordPress.com dashboards.
A powerful suite of tools
With the Google Apps for Work integration you’ll be able to set up your own custom email address based on your domain, putting a professional face on all your communications. For example, if your custom domain is yourgroovydomain.com, you can choose an email address like firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The custom email address is just the beginning. Google Drive (for storing all your files), Google Calendar, Hangouts for group video chats, and more — all are now within easy reach of your site, and available on your desktop as well as your mobile devices.
Using Google Apps for Work alongside your WordPress.com site makes it easier and faster to work with team members, partners, and customers.
Set up Google Apps for Work right from your dashboard
When you purchase a new custom domain, you’ll now have the option to register your domain with Google Apps for Work. You can choose between a standard subscription for $50 per domain per year, or go for Google Apps for Work with unlimited storage for $120 per domain per year.
You can find all the information on setting up your domain with Google Apps for Work on our support page.
Note: Google Apps for Work is currently available for new custom domains only. Already have a domain? Stay tuned for a future announcement when we make Google Apps for Work available for existing domains as well.
I have a question that I hope is not totally unrelated. I have been running DadaMail for a “report” list for years–just a plain, simple mailing with quite a few followers. Recently DadaMail has upgraded to incorporate WordPress themes. My DadaMail is a free service, but the upgrade would involve paying for the WordPress theme.
How is that different than using the Google Calendar and maybe a few plug-ins on a regular blog?