Ever want to publish your blog right from the comfy confines of MS Word? You can! Take a look at this link, Publishing to WordPress from Word For Windows. Here are some notes corresponding to the steps listed in the post.
3. Select WordPress as the New Blog Account Type.
4. For the blog name, use http://www.authenticwritingprovokes.com/inspiredwriting/xmlrpc.php. If you want to set this for your own blog, please see the note at the end of the post.
For your User Name, use your login name. For your password, fill in your login password.
That’s it! Now you can publish your blog posts right from Word. There are other programs that allow for this same post to WordPress right from an app in Windows. This is a link to them.
While Word for the Mac does not support this same capabilities, Mac users have a couple of abled bodied programs to choose from. Two are MacJournal and Mars Edit. Additionally, this link also has some links to other Mac Applications that support this technology. A note: I tried a couple of the other apps listed and found them unstable or sadly lacking features. I would recommend that you stick with MacJournal or Mars Edit on the Mac.
When configuring your Mac Apps, use the same information found in steps 3 and 4 above.
Note: This functionality is based on a blogging protocol called xml-rpc. If you are interested, here is a Wikipedia link. The thing is there is very uneven support from program to program of the complete support of the protocol. I ran into some programs that completely supported TwD Categories and Tags and others that made a half hearted attempt at it, and still others that made no attempt what so ever.
If you want to use these posting capabilities, I would plan to visit the TwD site after posting to make sure the metadata information is completely filled in.
SEO is not part of the xml-rpc protocol. For that reasons, none of the programs I looked at made any attempt at posting SEO. All the more reasons to visit your post after publishing the post.
For your own site: To get this working for your own site, the support for the xml-rpc protocol must first be switched on. Fortunately, this is a feature of WordPress. For that reason, the steps to configure are the same, independent of themes, widgets or plug-ins. This is how to turn on xml-rpc:
Dashboard>>Settings>>Writing>>check the Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols. With that, your site will be able to use the method discussed above. In step 4 above, you will use the URL http://the-full-url-to-your-blog/xmlrpc.php. Otherwise the steps would be the same.
I hope you now feel cour-ious to give this a try!
BTW, I Posted this Post using MacJournal