Blog Maintenance: Maintain Your XML-RPC Blogs

This page is for maintaining your list of XML-RPC compliant blogs. This data is used by the Blog Poster module.

Your blog list is a simple comma-delimited list of text data, (which could be easily exported from a spreadsheet.)

For the vast majority of users, this will be for WordPress, as it's the most used blog/publishing platform in the world - and favoured by all online marketers for it's simple interface, vast array of plugins and ease of use and setup.

Each blog entry occupies its own line in the list - and is represented by 4-5 data fields:

An example line could be: My Aquarium News Blog,,JohnnyAuthor67,John9856A,News

Your Comma Delimited Blog List (Name,http://BlogURL,UserName,Password,WP Category)

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  1. Blog Name: This is any name that you use to easily identify that blog. It isn't used as part of any posting data - it's just there for you.
  2. Blog URL: This is the full (root/home) http:// web address of your blog.
    Importantly, it needs to be the actual root domain of the blog, where the 'xmlrpc.php' script resides. This is not a script you have to install: It's automatically included in WordPress installs etc and is always in the root installation URL. You can check this by navigating to your blog URL in your browser and appending '/xmlrpc.php' to the end of the URL. Then press ENTER to navigate to it. You should get an on-screen message similar to: 'XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.' You MUST include the http://.
  3. User Name: This is the exact username/login name of the author/contributor that you've created in your 'Users' area. There needs to be an authorised user for XML-RPC to post 'through', and this user has to be assigned an author/contributor role - it can't just be a reader/subscriber. This data is stored in an encrypted format for your protection.
  4. Password: This is the exact password you set up for this user. This data is stored in an encrypted format for your protection.
  5. WordPress Category: WordPress uses categories for storing posts in hierarchies. You can specify the full (and exact) name of the category you want posts to go to here. You need to ensure that you use the full and exact category name; the system can't do 'best-guesses'! If you don't add this field, then the poster will default to the first category in your category list.

The easiest way to build and maintain a large list is to do it in any SpreadSheet (Excel?) and then save it as a CSV file. Then open it in a text editor and copy and paste it in below.

Click HERE For A Demo Blog List  :::  Click Here For Screen-Grab #1 of setting up WordPress XML-RPC  :::  Click Here For Screen-Grab #2.