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  • I am using MS Word 2010 to create an publish my posts. I use it because it is easy to use and I can format the visuals on the page better and quicker than with the wordpress editor.

    Well, I moved my blog from to a hosted server at Now the xmlrpc.php file is present but when i try to publish it says it cannot.

    Is there a way to fix this so I can use MS word to continue publioshing my posts?

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Using MS Word… You’re a brave man Charlie Brown… 😉 But if it works for you that’s cool.

    I think the XML-RPC interface is off by default. Visit this link to enable it.

    It’s midway down the page labeled XML-RPC Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols.

    Thank you! That worked perfectly.

    Why don’t you like MS Word 2010 to publish posts?

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Why don’t you like MS Word 2010 to publish posts?

    Industry related cantankerous bias on my part. 😉

    If it works for you and you are familiar with MS Word 2010 then by all means you should continue using it.

    For me personally it’s not my preference, I prefer the built into WordPress post editor myself.

    I run three blogs that are full of figures, links and embedded iframes. ALL of it is done in MS Word 2010 (was on 2007 and it was simple to upgrade). I push one button in MS Word to chose categories, another to upload, another to jump to my blog’s home page (hosted WP). All updates are done in MS Word, and a single button reposts them. All built into MS Word. I’ve tried all sorts of other, ahem, limited software, and nothing holds a candle to the built-in blog capabilities of MS Word IMHO!! There are a LOT of people in the Internet world with raw hatred for anything MS!

    But, with a lone exception, I NEVER use the WP built-in editor, an extremely limited tool at best. My biggest problem, and the answer may be simple, is how to keep WP from screwing up the embedded iframe (or javascript) code! That’s it. Otherwise, it is trivial to use MS Word for posting. Here’s a link to one of the posts with an embedded iframe, that I have to go up on the site, use the WP editor, and paste the iframe code.

    Example Here

    Any suggestions as to how to get WP to treat embedded HTML as html, and not turn it into text…would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Pete A



    Forum Moderator

    @ptionzz: As per the Forum Welcome, please post your own topic. Posting in a 10 month old existing topic doesn’t help anyone. Added to which, your problem is completely different.

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