Is it safe to give a temporary password for my blog to an online book publisher?

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  • #938497

    copperknob
    Member

    I am making an online blog book and having difficulty uploading the blog into the software programme. Is it safe to give the software company a temporary password to my blog for them to solve the problem?

    #938629

    raincoaster
    Member

    Most probably not.

    What format do they want the blog in? What is the ebook company? We can probably work out the issue on this end without you handing out your password to people you don’t know.

    #938631

    timethief
    Member

    BTW I answered your related question here > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-make-a-temporary-password?replies=2#post-935659
    No way! Why would any editor need backend access to your blog?

    #938634

    copperknob
    Member

    ebook company is Blurb.
    I start the procedure for uploading the blog. I select the blog that I wish to make into a book. It is supposed to pick up all the Posts and Pages. Nothing happens.

    #938637

    raincoaster
    Member

    Blurb is reputable. I’ve used it for a client.

    Before we go farther, please give us the URL for your blog. The one attached to your name is not a WordPress.COM blog and we cannot help you with that.

    #938638

    copperknob
    Member

    Thanks timethief. Fantastic service – so quick. I’m not brilliant at this online stuff, so I probably should have been more specific with the original question. I must say I don’t feel comfortable at the thought of giving my password away. Should I contact WordPress Help.

    #938643

    copperknob
    Member
    #938644

    raincoaster
    Member

    Give US the URL of the blog first. Then we can probably help.

    #938657

    copperknob
    Member

    I don’t know what you mean by URL – sorry I’m so dense. Can you give me a clue as to what it might start with.

    #938667

    raincoaster
    Member

    http://pattinsons.wordpress.com/ IS the URL.

    What book making tool are you using? Bookify? http://www.blurb.com/make

    #938670

    copperknob
    Member

    Booksmart

    #938685

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, we’ve reached the end of my ability to help you, as I’m not on a Mac or PC and can’t download it.

    Ask them if they can use an RSS feed.

    #938689

    macmanx
    Staff

    Have you considered Feedfabrik instead? http://www.feedfabrik.com/

    They are one of our app partners, so you can safely integrate your blog with their print service.

    #938693

    copperknob
    Member

    Thanks for your help Raincoaster. I will ask them about the RSS feed.

    #938694

    copperknob
    Member

    Thanks for the suggestion Macmanx. I’m not that technologically advanced – I don’t do apps.

    #938696

    macmanx
    Staff

    You actually don’t have to worry about that with them. It’s as easy as just starting here: https://www.feedfabrik.com/bookfabrik/

    #938825

    copperknob
    Member

    thanks macmanx

    #938835

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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