Register to post using MS Word 2016

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  • #2634802

    Using MS Word 2016, I must register before being able to post via Word. I have been unable to register. Please advise the blog post url. I have used jeffclassof54.com//xmlrpc.php along with user name and password. When submitted, it is not recognized by WordPress. Have tried several different combinations. I will start posting again if I can get the durn thing posted.

    The blog I need help with is jeffclassof54.wordpress.com.

    #2634878

    Perhaps I need to clarify my earlier question with more detail. Having created a blog using the Word 2016 template, I am now ready to publish it. I click on publish. A dialog box says I must register to submit. I complete all of the information in the dialog boxes, following the Microsoft help document. When I click next, I get the message “Microsoft cannot register your account.” I last posted when using Office 2007, which as I recall, interfaced directly with WordPress. Today I spoke with Microsoft (never a pleasant experience) and was advised that Microsoft and WordPress are not connecting and it is a WordPress problem. Without some sort of response, I will need to find another blog site and start there, but I hate to change horses in mid-stream before reaching the destination. I have checked all the settings on WordPress but find nothing promising.

    #2634879

    timethief
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    I typed modlook into the sidebar tags on this thread for Staff help. How do I get a Moderator/Staff reply for my question? https://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-help-in-the-forums/#how-do-i-get-a-moderatorstaff-reply-for-my-question Please subscribe to this thread so you are notified when they respond and be patient while waiting. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

    #2634880

    Hi there,

    Usually when users have problems connecting is when they use http:// instead of https:// in front of their WordPress.com addresses. Make sure you add the s when you’re setting things up to publish through Word. So try using

    https://jeffclassof54.wordpress.com/

    Let me know if that works. thanks!

    #2634881

    Thank you, Darnell. Yes, when I used https instead of http, it accepted the registration. (Microsoft does not show the s as part of their instruction.) This led to a new issue: when it accepted the registration and Word attempted to post, there was a message that “Word cannot publish the attached photos in this post. There is probably not enough storage space. Contact provider and try again or choose another provider.” The three photos I included total 472kb, so size should not be an issue. Any further thoughts?

    #2634882

    Thanks you Timethief. Darnell has solved the issue but another followed it. I hope he or you or someone else will have an idea about that.
    Jack

    #2634883

    Yes, there is more than enough storage space, so that is not the issue.

    How did you insert the images into your Word document to begin with? I read that inserting them as opposed to copying and pasting them may do the trick.

    May I ask why are you publishing in this particular way? It may be easier to copy and paste the text from your Microsoft document unto the WordPress post. You can upload the images that you are using from the document and insert them via the post editor. Also it’s not a security issue unlike the method you are using.

    For more information on Microsoft Word, please visit our support page here:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/

    Thanks!

    #2634884

    To your first question, I probably did paste the photos in. Per your hint, I removed and inserted the photos and published. As to why I did it that way, it is the old dumb answer–that is how I started out two years ago, so that is how I have always done it. I did find that the photos were resized and captions were misplaced. I attempted some editing but after fooling with it the better part of two days, I just let it go.

    In my year’s hiatus between postings, I find the site has changed, and I have fumbled around with it. The dashboard is gone, I guess, I need to get accustomed to the new format. It seemed terribly slow, but then I was not confident.

    I suppose I can try to just create and paste it in, but it seems to me that the editing tools in WordPress are either very limited or the broader range is hidden. any comments about that? I do appreciate all of your help. How did I get lucky to have you respond? Jack

    #2634889

    Hi there,

    but it seems to me that the editing tools in WordPress are either very limited or the broader range is hidden. any comments about that?

    Are there any particular tools that you feel WordPress is lacking? We have most of the standard tools you find in Word. You can see them here:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/

    Let me know if that works, or if there are additional tools that you are referring to.

    Thanks!

    #2634891

    Thank you again. I had not discovered the second row of tools, and now I see things thought were missing, such as color of text, fill, etc.
    And also, the last time I called up the website after multiple times, the Dashboard heading appeared for the first time. Now it all looks familiar, though it did not earlier. I think this resolves my issues for the moment. Do you mind if this thread remains open in case there are more questions in the coming days? If not, do you have a direct contact that you can send to me publically or privately? I do appreciate all you help.
    Jack

    #2634892

    Not a problem! I’m more than happy to keep the thread open indefinitely, so feel free to contact me here anytime when you have a question.

    Thank you!

    #2634893

    Darnell,
    I noticed an upgrade to a blog specific website for 18 per year. Is the transition seamless? Will all previous blogs be transferred and will those who follow also be notified with new postings? I have heard from a bunch who had trouble reaching the current site. If I can make it easier for them, I need to. Thanks/
    Jack

    #2634895

    Hey Jack!

    I take it you are referring to a custom domain? Yes, the process is seamless. So, for example, if you purchased jeffclassof54.com and mapped it to jeffclassof54.wordpress.com. Whenever someone visits jeffclassof54.wordpress.com, it’ll automatically take them to the new custom domain, jeffclassof54.com. So, you should retain all your followers who are used to the previous site address.

    For more information on domain registration, please visit our support page:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/register-domain/

    Thanks!

    #2634913

    Darnell,
    I have been posting and getting comments and that raises a question. Some of the comments require that I approve them and others do not. Can you explain? Also, I had notice of a comment in my email account, so I proceeded to view it. The comment merited a reply, but when I attempted, it required my email and name. Is this an anomaly? This is apparently the site everyone sees rather than my own page.

    #2634915

    Hi there,

    I have been posting and getting comments and that raises a question. Some of the comments require that I approve them and others do not.

    You will only need to approve a user’s comment if it is their first time commenting on your blog. If they’ve been approved before, they will be automatically approved moving forward. You can change those settings if you choose. Our support page provides further information here:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#before-a-comment-appears

    The comment merited a reply, but when I attempted, it required my email and name. Is this an anomaly? This is apparently the site everyone sees rather than my own page.

    It sounds like you were not logged in when you clicked on the link. It should take you to your dashboard if you were logged in. Where did it take you once you logged in?

    Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

    #2634916

    Darnell,

    My last two efforts to post have caused me problems. I sent them both as drafts and then had trouble finding them. Right now, I have one to preview before publishing it, but I cannot find it. The preview button appears to be inactive and even thought I turned the switch from off to on, nothing happens. Can you offer some suggestion? The old system was so much easier to use. Thank you. Have not contacted you since May.

    Jack

    #2634917

    Hi there,

    What are the name of the two posts? I’ll take a look for you.

    Thanks!

    #2634918

    These would be the last two posts that I labeled blogs 66 and 67 (the Ultimate Blog and In Response. On both I posted it from Word 2016 as a draft. I had great difficulty finding the draft, especially on the first—blog 66. I clicked on publish finally and nothing posted, which several readers quickly advised me. The second effort it posted, although one reader says he gets some html coding at the top. I suggested to him that it is his computer.

    The second post finally showed up as a draft maybe a half hour later and I was able to post.

    I guess it is no big deal, as I had intended to end the blogs, because not too many follow. However, I had enough response to that announcement that I will continue maybe monthly. If I have trouble next time, I will contact you right away.

    Thanks for your attention. I was slow to respond as I was away and busy with the trip.

    Jack

    #2634919

    No problem. Keep me updated if anything else pops up!

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