w.bloggar – Blog from your desktop!

I am not particularly fond of blogging from the default WordPress editor. It’s just a little slow for my taste (especially when the post is long) and also I hate firing up a browser window just to post a new article.

Say hello to w.bloggar! This cool application lets you blog right from your desktop. It is an application that acts as an interface between the user and one or more blog(s). Because w.bloggar runs over the Windows GUI, it allows the user to edit posts without being connected to the Internet. Perfect. Just what I was looking for.

Few popular blogging services supported by w.bloggar are Blogger, WordPress, Typepad, Upsaid, UBlog, Drupal, Livejournal etc. Setting up w.bloggar was a breeze. I just had to do a quick google search for finding my endpoing API for WordPress.

Following are the steps for setting up w.bloggar to use WordPress –

1. Select if you want to create a new account or already own an existing account –
Here I selected the first option since I already have an existing account on WordPress.

2. Setting up your blogging service –
Use this option to select your blogging service (eg: WordPress, Blogger etc.) The alias can be any easy to remember name for you to refer to this blog.

3. Account Connection Settings screen –
This is the most important screen. You need to tell w.bloggar where your blog is hosted and how w.bloggar can access it.

  • The first question is where is your blog hosted. Mine is – synapse.wordpress.com
  • If the blog was on my own Website, for instance http://www.synapse.com, the host would be http://www.synapse.com (without the http://)
  • Then it asks you for the full path to the API endpoint of your blog tool. Mine is /xmlrpc.php. If you have a blog on wordpress, yours will be the same. But, if your blog lives on your Website, for instance http://www.xyz.com/synapse, the path would then be /synapse/xmlrpc.php
  • The default port is set to 80, which you can leave or change for security by clicking the https button; this will change the port to 443.
  • The next page asks for your login details and you’re done.

Download w.bloggar from http://wbloggar.com/

Some similar tools for other operating systems –
* iBlog (MacOS) :: http://iblog.soapdog.org
* BlogApp (MacOS) :: http://www.objectivelabs.com/blogapp.php
* BlogGTK (Linux) :: http://blogtk.sourceforge.net/
* BlogniX (Linux) :: http://blognix.sourceforge.net/


About synapse
Programming, motorcycles and photography. Want to do more, but only have time for so much!

2 Responses to w.bloggar – Blog from your desktop!

  1. synapse says:

    Thanks for the good stuff!

  2. xligxt says:

    How can I know the full path to the API endpoint of my blog tool?

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