Do you have a blog and tire of entering your entries through the WordPress web interface? Sure, some people post using Outlook and email their blog entries, but using Word to publish is another great weapon in your arsenal.
Using Microsoft Office 2010, you can simplify your life a little by composing the posting in the familiar Word editor and then publish to your WordPress blog!
How do you do this? Easy as pie…
Step 1: Get a blog! Oh wait, you already have one or you wouldn’t be reading this.
Step 2: Get Microsoft Office 2010 (or 2007).
Step 3: Write your blog entry in Word and when ready to publish, select “File” from the pull down, then “Save & Send” and finally “Publish as Blog Post”
Step 4: The first time you do this, you will be prompted to “Register a Blog Account”… Select “Register Now”
Step 5: Select the type of blog you have, such as WordPress, Blogger, Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blog, etc… I’ll go with WP from here on….
Step 6: You need to enter the path to your xmlrpc.php, such as: http://www.yourblog.com/wordpress/xmlrpc.php
Step 7: Enter the user name and password you use to log into your blog and select “OK” (Select “Remember Password” if you trust nobody is going to use your computer and enter silly blog posts for you)
Step 8: Profit… Uhmm okay, maybe not… Let’s try that again… Step 8: Post something interesting to the blogospher for the rest of us to read!
If you have not tried out Microsoft Office 2010 yet, you can download a free trial, or you can purchase from your favorite Microsoft Partner, like US! Call us at 864-990-4748 or email email@example.com for additional information.
Heard from a reader that they are having problems with this working. I helped them and it was the path to their xmlrpc.php.
If your blog resides in a folder called “wordpress”, you should be able to use this URL:
However, if your blog is in another folder, such as “blog” like mine is… try:
If your domain points to the root of your blog, and you get to your blog using just http://www.yourblog.com, then you need to use:
Don’t forget permissions, it must be accessible in order to use this.
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