en WordPress.com Forums › Support using offline editor with wordpress Author Posts October 7, 2017 at 3:46 am #3029198 carsavatarsMember 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. October 7, 2017 at 6:34 am #3029385 justjenniferModerator 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/ October 9, 2017 at 7:12 am #3029440 carsavatarsMember 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 October 9, 2017 at 8:15 am #3029442 kokkiehStaff 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. Author Posts The topic ‘using offline editor with wordpress’ is closed to new replies.