Unknown to many is the fact that Microsoft Word does a great job as a external editor and also makes it easy to publish your new content to your blog.
Like Windows Live Writer, MS Word publishes your posts to WordPress as a draft or published post so make sure you are ready to see your content live before publishing.
Otherwise you may choose to send it as a draft instead.
If you do this make sure you use the Paste from word button which will strip out any unwanted code that’s created in your word document and not needed in WordPress.
How Does it Work?
You’ll need to enable remote publishing from your WordPress writing settings first.
Click to start publishing your content to your WordPress blog and follow the screen shots below.
Publishing Your Content To Your Blog
- In the New Blog Account dialog box, select WordPress in the list of blog providers, and then click Next.
- In the New WordPress Account dialog box, type your user name, password, and blog post URL.
Your user name and password are the credentials that you use to log on to your blog account.
Your blog post URL is the URL of your WordPress xmlrpc.php file, which is usually located in the root folder of your site. For example, if your site is www.yourdomain.com, you type http://www.yourdomain.com/xmlrpc.php.
The URL in the screen shot is incorrect.
Note If you installed the xmlrpc.php file in a subfolder of your site, include the subfolder in the URL. In the previous example, if your copy of xmlrpc.php is stored in a subfolder called /utilities, you type http://www.yourdomain.com/utilities/xmlrpc.php.
Using MS Word as your remote editor is pretty much like using Windows Live Writer with more powerful features.
You can easily insert colored Graphs, Charts and SmartArt as well as all standard word features MS Word Offers and all the options MS Word offers when connected to the full MS Office products.
These features provide the ultimate editor which is far more comprehensive than the default editor included in the WordPress core files.
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