using offline editor with wordpress

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  • #3029198

    carsavatars
    Member

    I am trying to use an offline blog editor namely BlogDesk since I have a very unreliable Internet connection.

    I am currently registered under the ‘Free Plan’ as I am a student.

    I get an error message from BlogDesk when I try to get the Blog id, or categories, or try to publish the blog.

    Is this because XML RPC needs to be enabled on the blog? How do I work around this problem.

    Thanks in advance for the help

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

    #3029385

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Hi there, XML-RPC is enabled by default on WordPressdotcom. Here’s more on that https://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/ and there are suggestions there for other offline editors.

    If you are getting an error message in the BlogDesk program, perhaps there is something helpful in their support faqs https://www.blogdesk.org/

    #3029440

    carsavatars
    Member

    Hi, and thanks for your extremely prompt reply.

    I have been through the links that you provided.

    On the blogdesk.org FAQs I have found the following comment.

    Unfortunately, since WordPress 2.6, the blogging interface is not enabled by default anymore. You need to enable it manually. Just go to Settings / Writing and activate the XML-RPC protocol.

    Since I need this for students I am looking for free offline blogging software.

    Any more help that you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

    #3029442

    kokkieh
    Staff

    Hi there,

    That FAQ is referring to the self-hosted WordPress.org software. On WordPress.com XML-RPC is enabled by default, as explained in the link @justjennifer provided to you above.

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