I am going through a testing phase before this blog url goes live on my home page.
I need to work out whether it’s going to be easier to post articles here through the WordPress interface, or if I’m going to need to use some third-party software.
There are some very good apps for Mac OS X written specifically to make life easier when posting to blogs, this post was written with MarsEdit 2.
MarsEdit was very easy to set up for this blog – simply download the zipped app from red sweater, copy it to my /Applications folder and launch it. Upon launching it, I was asked for the title and URL of my blog, and my username and password, which are kept in the Mac OS X Keychain. It then told me that I needed to enable XML-RPC and gave me the url to do so – http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/options-writing.php
Once this was turned on, MarsEdit was able to show me the post that I’d previously written and I was able to type this up and post it very quickly.