Install and Manage WordPress with BlogDesk From Your Desktop

BlogDesk is software you run on your desktop and lets you post to your blog. You don’t need to be on the internet to create a new post, but the next time you connect to the internet, your post and all its pictures will be uploaded. You can even post to multiple blogs.

BlogDesk delivers an exe file and once it’s downloaded, you click the file and it installs itself.

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Click Run and follow the install wizard and launch BlogDesk

Add your first blog

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Enter the blog name and Click Next.

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Enter the site address and click Next.

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Select the weblog system and click Next.

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The endpoint is the php file that has the instructions for uploading and handling files. In a WordPress blog it is always at http://yourdomain.com/xmlrpc.php

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Click Get Blot-ID and the wizard will fill in the number for you.

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The Categories window wil be blank until you click Get Categories. Then it will be filled with the post categories on your blog. If you add more categories later, you can repeat this step to get them into BlogDesk.

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The white box will be empty when you get to this section of the wizard. After you click Test Upload the test image will appear in the box. If it doesn’t there is a problem. If you get no error messages you are ready to start adding and editing posts from your local computer.

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Click Finish and Post a new blog.

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The tools are similar to the tools in WordPress, just arranged a bit differently.

Menu, Title Entry, Post, More, Excerpt – this is a little different. You can type the entire post in the main window under the Post tab. If you are going to use a “read more” link and an introduction, you type the introduction in the main post tab and the rest of the post in the More tab. The Excerpt tab creates an entry that will be used as an archive description or by a newsfeed.

Edit Window

Category List – This will also include all other blogs you have access to edit and their categories.

Post Parameters – allow comments, pings and publishing.

Be sure to go through all the drop down menus on the menu bar. Important editing functions are located there. For example, the View menu gives you access to the code view. There is also an Extra’s menu that has some features not available in WordPress.

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