Weblog Client

A Weblog Client is software you run on your local machine (desktop) that lets you post to your blog via XML-RPC. In some cases, the Weblog Client can even manage your weblog entries. You might think of Weblog Clients as the equivalent of email clients. Essentially, the Weblog Client allows you to write a post even if you are off-line; then, the next time you connect to the Internet, you can publish that post.

For information on blogging by email, see Blog by Email.

Advantages Advantages

The advantages of using a weblog client include:

  1. The ability to write posts without having to go on-line
  2. The ability to save drafts
  3. A nicer interface
  4. Fancy formatting features
  5. Features like cross-posting to multiple blogs
  6. Faster uploading and addition of photos
  7. The ability to keep local backups

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List of Client Software List of Client Software

Windows Windows

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Mac OS X Mac OS X

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Linux Linux

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Browser-Based Browser-Based

Cross-platform browser-based clients. Also see Firefox Add-ons and Chrome Extensions.

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Mobile Mobile

Android Android

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BlackBerry BlackBerry

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iOS iOS

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Nokia Phones Nokia Phones

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Vim script Vim script

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Develop Your Own Develop Your Own

You can always develop your own.

Your XML-RPC server/path are as described here:

  • If you login to WordPress on http://example.com/wordpress/wp-login.php, then you have:
    • Server: http://example.com/ (some tools will just want the ‘example.com’ hostname part)
    • Path: /wordpress/xmlrpc.php
    • complete URL (just in case): http://example.com/wordpress/xmlrpc.php