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  • If I run a WordPress installation on my laptop, can I edit articles locally, then upload my changes later to a WordPress installation at my webhost.
    In other words, can I work off-line? Or will I have to be connected to my webhost?
    Thank you!

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  • I’m not positive, but I would think that you’d have to work online since everything is stored in a sql databse. There’s always saving in a word processor then cutting/pasting, but I don’t think that’s what you’re trying to get at.

    You have to remember that your content is held in the database. So, if you wanted to be uploading your database to your server all the time, then you can do just that.

    you could always tyoe them up in notepad and cut and paste later :p

    I stumbled across “ecto.” It’s lets you edit your weblog offline.

    ecto is a feature-rich desktop blogging client for MacOSX and Windows, supporting a wide range of weblog systems, such as Blogger, Blojsom, Drupal, MovableType, Nucleus, TypePad, WordPress, and more. ecto is the successor of the wildly popular Kung-Log, which has been in use by thousands of Mac users and which earned a 4.5 mice rating in the MacWorld July 2003 issue as well as high ratings at and
    With ecto you can write and manage entries for your weblog(s). The advantage over using your weblog’s control panel is that you can compose entries offline and use the extra features ecto offers, such as spellcheck, creating links, attachments, and much more. ecto is designed to make blogging much more easier and yet give the users as much power as possible to manage their weblogs.”

    Is there other software out there that does the same?

    15.53 € after the trial period. No mention of WordPress in the setup. Can’t really see the point, any text editor and a cut and paste will do the same thing.

    Uploading your database would overwrite comments and such, wouldn’t it?

    you’d only need to upload changes to wp_post database (I think that’s what it’s called) I’m pretty sure comments are stored in another database.

    wp_posts is a table rather than a database.
    Can you upload a table separately (individually)?
    I’m not a MySQL guru, but I know in databases that I am more familiar with it’s not just a simple file upload for a table. You’d probably have to do INSERTs.
    Also, uploading databases (or tables) would overwrite other posts in a multi-author blog.

    From the WordPress readme.html file:

    You can now post to your WordPress blog with tools like BlogBuddy, Bloggar, WapBlogger (post from your Wap cellphone!), Radio Userland (which means you can use Radio’s email-to-blog feature), Zempt, NewzCrawler, and other tools that support the Blogging APIs! 🙂

    Plus, a little further down, it describes the post-by-email feature.

    i use w.bloggar for offline editing:
    setup: choose custom blogtool and fill in the correct paths. The ‘page’ you should use is xmlrpc.php in the root of your wordpress installation.

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