Using Weblogger mode in Emacs

Wow finally i was able to blog from emacs. First had thoughts ofwriting a python client using xmlrpc for posting in wordpress but thatwas all before i came to know about the weblogger mode. What has to be done to enable the weblogger mode in Emacs ? All you have to do is to download the weblogger.el and the xml-rpc.el to a directory of your choice and enable them. Once you downloadthe el files add the following lines to your .emacs file

(add-to-list ‘load-path “”)
(require ‘weblogger)

Now reload the configuration or restart emacs. Weblogger need xml-rpc and URL. If you have them  installed, Emacs would startup without any problems. Setup weblogger using the command, M-x weblogger-setup-weblog and enter the weburl, username and password. For wordpress the URL is http://yourblogaddress/xmlrpc.php

Now you are done, start blogging using M-x weblogger-start-entry.

There are still few loose ends to be tied up to make the webloggercomplete for my account. Still i am not able to specify the title and the category for the post. Hope to do that soon….

3 thoughts on “Using Weblogger mode in Emacs

  1. Hello

    I just saw you entry. I want to use weblogger under emacs21
    with my blog running on my local machine: wordpress+apache2
    so I set
    (defcustom weblogger-server-url “http://localhost/wordpress/xmlrpc.php”
    however via
    (defcustom weblogger-ping-urls ‘(“http://rpc.weblogs.com/RPC2”)
    Emacs wants to connect to this site it seem.
    Do you know what to do?

    Thanks

    Uwe Brauer

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