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Windows Live Writer (WLW) by Microsoft is an application for composing and managing blog posts. You can write your posts offline and publish them later. There are many helpful tools in WLW that make creating popular posts easier: WYSIWIG using the theme of your blog Image manipulation Spell check Easy HTML tables Include maps from Virtual Earth Automatically syncs changes before re-editing posts As of version Beta 2, WLW supports new WordPress XML-RPC features:
Webhooks lets you easily develop push notifications. This push notification is simply a HTTP POST, that is triggered by some action. This is a feature aimed for developers who want to get data from actions (like when a new comment is submitted) that occur on a blog.
If you’re a software developer interested in talking to WordPress.com using the Twitter protocol–you’ve found the right page. If you’re a user, visit our Twitter API page to learn how to get real-time access to your blog subscriptions using a Twitter client that supports WordPress.com. Twitter is a communication protocol where one can send a message without specifying a recipient. There are a lot of possibilities for Twitter as a protocol and we’re exploring this at WordPress.com.
WordPress.com allows you to connect with third-party applications that extend your WordPress.com site in new and cool ways. This is done in a secure fashion so you can revoke and manage access to your account at any time and third party sites will not need your password. How Do I Connect To An Application? To securely connect to WordPress.com: On the website or application that you want to connect to, find a button or link asking you to connect to WordPress.com.
Note: The Text Messaging upgrade has been discontinued. With WordPress.com Text Messaging, your blog comes with you wherever you are. By activating your phone number with our Text Messaging service you can receive notifications via SMS text when various changes happen on your blog. With the purchase of the Text Messaging upgrade you can add a two-step login, receive and moderate comments, create posts and more via text! Note: Currently available in the USA only.
Don’t be confined to the desk. Publish near and far with mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry. Whether you’re at the store or away on vacation, you never know when you’ll see, hear, or experience things that you want to add to your blog. We make it easy to capture and share the moment by offering you a bunch of different ways to blog on the go.
Moving Between WordPress.com Blogs You can change your current blog URL to another WordPress.com URL with the Changing a Blog Address tool if the URL is still available. If you already own the blog, please follow these steps: Log into the old blog, go to Tools → Export , and download the XML ( WXR ) file to your computer.
Importing Content from Another Platform or WordPress Blog We make it easy for you to import your blog content from a variety of other blogging platforms, including Blogger, Israblog, LiveJournal, Movable Type, Typepad, Posterous , Splinder, and Yahoo! 360. Simply log into your WordPress.com blog dashboard, then go to Tools → Import , choose your previous platform and follow the instructions. You can also easily import content here from another WordPress.com or WordPress.org blog or web site (choose the WordPress option).
Export Your Content to Another Blog or Platform It’s your content; you can do whatever you like with it. Go to Tools -> Export in your WordPress.com dashboard to download an XML file of your blog’s content. This format, which we call WordPress eXtended RSS or WXR, will contain your posts, pages, comments, categories, and tags. ↑ Table of Contents ↑ Manual export or Guided Transfer
Blogging at WordPress.com is great, and these applications make it even better by giving you more ways to post. Whether you’re blogging from your desktop, browser or on the go, make sure to check out these other ways to post to your WordPress.com blog. New! WordPress.com for Windows 8 Browse the best original content on WordPress.com, including articles and photography on travel, art, entertainment, food, and much more. Easily share cool content you find on the web by reblogging it on your WordPress.com site.
You may have noticed a gray bar that appears at the top of your pages when logged into your WordPress.com account. This gray bar is called the Admin Bar and it is an easy-to-access toolbar with shortcuts to many of the WordPress.com features you already know and love. The WordPress Logo The drop-down menu that appears when you hover over the WordPress logo is a quick way to access many of social features available on WordPress.com. For example, you can access the following features in this menu: