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I've been posting recently in a different internal CU blog on how we can use external tools such as ScribeFire, Live Writer etc. to blog to multiple blogs. Thereby being able to repurpose content, post to multiple platforms easily and limit the time we spend learning new interfaces. This post is to fill in one of the gaps - how to use ScribeFire to post on MWE Blogs.
Well it's as easy as it was to do for Live Writer and Google Docs but here are the steps you need to go through if you want to do it:
- Log into your MWE Blog.
- Click Settings to edit the settings for your blog. If you have multiple blogs then choose the one you wish to add to ScribeFire.
- Tick to enable the Enable weblog client support option in the Weblog Client API section.
- Click Update Weblog Settings to save the settings.
- Click Main Menu at the top right of the screen to return to the Main Menu.
- At the top right again, click Edit user profile.
- In the Your Profile page enter a password for your blog profile. This is NOT your network password, but you can specify the same if you like. If you are like me you've probably set this in the past but have forgotten what it is, so enter a new one and confirm it in the Password(confirm) box.
- Click Save Profile to save the changes. You have now finished what you need to do in MWE Blogs.
- Click on the orange icon in the right hand corner of the status bar in Firefox to launch ScribeFire.
- Launch the account wizard to add a new blog.
- Manually configure the settings.
- Enter the URL for your blog (for me and the MWE Help blog this is http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/mwehelp/).
- Select MetaWeblog API in the system type field and enter the URL for the blogs server in the Server API URL field. For MWE Blogs this is: http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/roller-services/xmlrpc.
- Enter your network username and the Blogs password you specified in step 7. If the login is successful, you see a list of your blogs, if it fails then it is likely that you have added the wrong password.
- Select the blog or blogs you want to update with ScribeFire.
- Use ScribeFire to create a blog entry and post it to your blog.
Hope it helps.
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