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WordPress WordPress

Just some of the users of WordPress which can use Blogsy (eBay, Ford, Sony, Wired, CNN, the New York Times, the Wall St. Journal, Harvard Law, Blog.com, Edublogs, realestatetomato)

  • WordPress.com as-well as self-hosted WordPress accounts
  • MU/MS support
  • Password protected XML-RPC support
  • Renamed XML-RPC support
  • Publish posts
  • Publish pages
  • Publish drafts
  • Publish pending-review drafts
  • Schedule posts
  • Set past dates for posts
  • Set categories
  • Create categories
  • Set tags
  • Create tags
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Set slug
  • Edit slug
  • Save as drafts
  • Set and edit "Sticky" posts
  • Set and edit "Featured Image" (If you are using a pre 3.4 version of WordPress then you'll need to change files on your server)
  • Set and edit "Post Format"
  • Set and edit "Custom Fields"
  • Set and edit "Excerpt"
  • Set to allow comment or not.
  • Set post to private or public
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Edit previously published (online) pages
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) pages
  • Upload images to blog media library.
  • Multiple blog support

In WordPress 3.x XML-RPC is enabled by default. If you are running an older version of WordPress for your self-hosted WordPress blog then you need to enable XML-RPC.

To enable XML-RPC:

  1. Sign into your WordPress admin panel.
  2. Click on 'Settings'
  3. Click on 'Writing'
  4. Scroll down to 'Remote Publishing'
  5. Check XML-RPC if it's not checked already
  6. Save your settings

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Blogger Blogger

  • Publish posts
  • Publish pages
  • Publish drafts
  • Schedule posts
  • Set past dates for posts
  • Set labels
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Create labels
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Edit previously published (online) pages
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) pages
  • Multiple blog support

Blogger is owned by Google which also owns Picasa. So, Google chooses to use Picasa for the blog's media library. Set up that Picasa account in Blogsy to have access to your blog's media library.

To set up your blog in Blogsy the time & date and timezone on your iPad must be set to the time and timezone you are in at the time you set it up.

TypePad TypePad

  • Publish posts
  • Publish pages
  • Publish drafts
  • Set past dates for posts
  • Create Keywords
  • Set categories
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Set comments to Hidden, Open or Closed
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Edit previously published (online) pages
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) pages
  • Upload images to blog media library.
  • Multiple blog support

Movable Type Movable Type

  • Publish posts
  • Publish pages
  • Publish drafts
  • Schedule posts
  • Set past dates for posts
  • Create tags
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Set to allow comment or not.
  • Set post to private or public
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Edit previously published (online) pages
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) pages
  • Upload images to blog media library.

To use Blogsy you need to set your Web Services Password on you site. This is the password you will use when setting up your blog in Blogsy.

  1. Go to the profile page and set your Web Services Password.

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To make it possible to publish as a draft you have to open the mt-config.cgi file in the MovableType folder on your server and add the line "NoPublishMeansDraft 1".

  1. Use an FTP program (FileZilla and Cyberduck are free) and find the mt-config.cgi file in the Movable Type folder on your server and download it to your computer.

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  2. Open the mt-config.cgi file and add "NoPublishMeansDraft 1" at the end. (or any place in the code)

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  3. Save the file then upload it to your server replacing the original mt-config.cgi file.

Joomla Joomla

  • Publish posts
  • Set past dates for posts
  • Schedule post (Joomla 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0)
  • Set categories
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Upload images to blog media library.
  • Multiple blog support

To use Blogsy with Joomla you need to do the following.


Joomla 3.0

  1. Download the Joomla!3.x plugin. You can get it here (pkg-xmlrpc-joomla-2-0-2.tar.gz Developed by Kozaki)
    ※ This plugin should only be used if your blog is Joomla 3.x If you have a Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, or 2.5 blog then look for instructions below.

  2. Go to your Joomla admin Panel -> Extentions -> Extention Manager -> Install and then install the plugin you downloaded.

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  3. After the installation finishes tap on "Manage" in the left column and enable the plugin and the component.

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  4. Now set up your Joomla blog in Blogsy. (In Blogsy you use the "Joomla 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5 Account" set up menu. This title will be changed to include "3.x" in our next update.)


Joomla 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5

  1. Download the Movable Type plugin. You can get it here (pkg-xmlrpc-1-7-1.zip Developed by Kozaki)
    ※ Even though the plugin name says it is for Joomla 1.7.1, it works fine with Joomla 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5.

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  2. Go to your Joomla admin Panel -> Extentions -> Extention Manager -> Upload/Install and then install the Movable Type Plugin.

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  3. After the installation finishes go to the Plugin Manager and Enable “System - RSD” and “XMLRPC - Joomla”.
    ※ Click on the ID header to sort the extensions in descending order from when they were installed (normally you will have to click twice - the first time sorts in ascending order). You’ll know when you’ve got it right because the ID numbers will be big (over 10000).

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  4. Go to Components -> XMLRPC and make sure that both “joomla” and “Enabled” are in green. If they aren’t the return to step 3.

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  5. Click on Options in the upper right corner.

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  6. Set each component as shown in the image then click “Save & Close.”
    • Show RSD - Yes
    • Show Manifest - No
    • XMLRPC Debug - No
    • PHP Display Errors - Yes

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  7. Now set up your Joomla blog in Blogsy.


Joomla 1.5

  1. Download the MetaWeblog plugin. You can get it here (metaWeblog1.0.zip)

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  2. Go to your Joomla Admin Panel -> Extensions -> install/uninstall and then install the MetaWeblog Plugin.

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  3. After the installation finishes go to the Plugin Manager and Enable "XML-RPC - metaWeblog API"

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  4. Go to your Joomla Admin Panel -> Site -> Global Configuration -> System tab and Set "Enable Web Services" as YES

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Drupal Drupal

  • Publish posts
  • Publish pages
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Edit previously published (online) posts (not version 7.x)
  • Edit previously published (online) pages (not version 7.x)
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) pages
  • Upload images to blog media library.
  • Multiple blog support

To use Blogsy you need to (1) activate the Blog API module on your site (2) enable full HTML and (3) choose the content type that you want to use.

7.x users have to manually install the Blog API module.
You can get it here (blogapi.tar)

Drupal 7.x

  1. Go to Modules and click "Install new module"

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  2. Choose the Blog API module file you downloaded and click on "Install".

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  3. Go to Modules -> Services and Enable Blog API. Click on "Save Configuration".

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  4. Go to Configuration -> Content authoring -> Text formats and change the order of the items by dragging so Full HTML is first in the list.

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  5. Go to Configuration -> Web services -> Blog API -> Enable the content type that you want to use Blogsy for - "Article", "Basic Page".

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  6. Go to Modules -> Services -> Blog API and Click permissions -> Make sure that Administrator is checked for the Blog API.

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Drupal 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x

  1. Go to Administer -> Site building -> Modules and Enable Blog API

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  2. Go to Administer -> Site configuration -> Input formats and enable Full HTML

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  3. Go to Administer -> Site configuration -> Blog API And make sure Story is enabled for external blogging clients.

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  4. Go to Administer -> User management -> Permissions -> blogapi module and enable "administer content with blog api" for authenticated user

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IBM Connections IBM Connections

  • Publish posts
  • Publish pages
  • Schedule posts
  • Create tags
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Upload images to blog media library.
  • Multiple blog support

To use Blogsy with IBM Connections you need to check the option 'Enable Blogger and MetaWeblog APIs for you Blog?'

  1. Go to Settings -> General and check the option 'Enable Blogger and MetaWeblog APIs for your Blog?'

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Tumblr Tumblr

  • Publish text posts
  • Publish photo posts
  • Publish quote posts
  • Publish link posts
  • Publish chat posts
  • Publish audio posts
  • Publish video posts
  • Schedule / Queue posts
  • Save as draft
  • Set tags
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Set slug
  • Edit slug
  • Set autotweet to posts
  • Publish posts with markdown
  • Edit all kinds of previously published (online) posts
  • Delete all kinds of previously published (online) posts
  • Multiple blog support

Squarespace Squarespace

Blogsy does not currently support SquareSpace 6 blogs because SquareSpace has not opened up the API yet. You can see this in the "Will Squarespace 6 have feature parity with Squarespace 5?" in the SquareSpace FAQ. We have asked SquareSpace about this and as soon as they open up the API we will add SquareSpace 6 support.

  • Publish posts
  • Publish drafts
  • Schedule posts
  • Set past dates for posts
  • Set categories
  • Set tags
  • Set and edit image captions
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Delete previously published (online) posts
  • Upload images to blog media library
  • Multiple blog support

Squarespace MetaWeblog

  • Publish posts
  • Set categories
  • Edit previously published (online) posts
  • Upload images to blog media library
  1. To use this MetaWeblog setup your blogging platform has to support MetaWeblog. For some of these platforms you will also need to enable MetaWeblog in the admin of your blog.
  2. API URL : You need to enter the full URL to the XMLRPC endpoint.
  3. Blog Name : This is the name that will be used to identify your blog in Blogsy.
  4. Blog ID : Typically the blog ID is '1' but some blogging platforms have their own unique blog ID. You should be able to ask your blog platform company to figure out your blog ID if it is not '1'.