Activity Creating a Blog entry remotely

Let's now perform the task of adding a blog entry to our Drupal web site from a remote location.

1. We'll run Windows Live Writer. As you can see in the following screenshot, the site name appears in the upper-right corner, showing us that we're configured and ready to go.

2. We'll enter a title, as shown in the following screenshot:

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3. Then we'll create the blog entry—anything will do. An example is shown in the following screenshot.

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4. At the bottom of the screen is a Preview tab, which allows us to preview the post as it will look in the Drupal theme, as shown in the following screenshot.

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5. Going back to the Edit tab, we'll click on the Categories option at the bottom and add a category. The categories were downloaded by the software from the Tag list that we created way back in Chapter 5. As the blog entry refers to meditation, we'll select the meditation category.

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6. With everything ready, we'll click on the Publish button.

7. Our blog entry is posted, and we're automatically taken to the web site to view the new blog posting, as seen in the following screenshot.

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There are various tools available for the PC and Mac for blogging. Any tool that offers Movable Type API, MetaWeblog API, or Blogger Data API, for example, can communicate with the Drupal's Blog API module. The important thing to remember when configuring the tool on your computer or phone is that the address to give it for the blog will be the domain URL plus /xmlrpc.php. So, for example, for our Music To Heal By site, the address will be http://musictohealby.com/xmlrpc.php.

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