Configuring Word for Blog Posts

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Microsoft Word 2003 and higher will allow you to place a blog post to Word Press if the blog server is configured to receive the blog post and if you have a valid username and password in order to make those posts.

In order to make this connection happen, you will need the following:

  1. Username:
  2. Password:
  3. URL to blog site:

Once you have these items, perform the following to establish your blog posting account.

Note: You will only have to establish your account the first time you make a connection. From that point on, Word will store your username and password for you; however, it is a good idea to keep this information someplace in case your computer has to be reloaded.

  1. Open Word and select File/New
  2. Select New Blog Post
  3. Click on Manage Accounts
  4. Click on New
  5. Select Word Press as your provider
  6. Click Next
  7. Enter the URL to the blog site (make sure you leave the xmlrpc.php on the end of the document)
  8. Enter your username
  9. Enter your password
  10. Check Remember Password
  11. Click OK
  12. You should get a message that your account has been established.

From this point on, anytime you wish to publish a new blog post, your account will be configured and you can just type your message, select a category, and click publish when you are done.

We always recommend that you should have at least 1 photograph with each blog post and that you should always choose a category to place your blog post into.

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