Setting Up Blogjet for ExpressionEngine

Posted on April 14, 2006 in ExpressionEngine

This post outlines how you can best setup Blogjet for use with ExpressionEngine. I’ve tried a couple of ways to set it up and have come up with the following approach. BlogJet is a weblog client for Windows that allows you to manage your blog(s) without opening a browser. ExpressionEngine is the blogging software that I use to host my blogs. If you would like to know how to setup Blogjet for use with Marsedit or Ecto then check out this post on the EEWiki.

Firstly, download and install Blogjet. You will need to have installed the MetaWeblog API under the modules section of your ExpressionEngine blog control panel and take note of the configuration URL.

To connect Blogjet with ExpressionEngine you should use the MovableType API connection settings within Blogjet. If you plan to upload images using Blogjet you will have to turn on the option to use FTP as follows:

  1. Open C:|Program Files|BlogJet|apitypes.xml in text editor.
  2. Find these lines:
    <API>
    <Id>14</Id>
    <Title>MovableType API</Title>
  3. Scroll down until you find
    <FileSupport>True</FileSupport>
    and replace it with
    <FileSupport>False</FileSupport>
  4. Save file.

Having done this you should now run Blogjet and perform the following steps:

Edit the connection settings

Specify the MetaWeblog API configuration URL of your ExpressionEngine Blog.

Blogjet Connection Settings

Enter Account Username and Password

This is the user name and password that you would typically use to perform edits on your blog.

Configure FTP Connection

Note this option will not appear unless you have carried out the steps I mentioned in the first section of this post.

Blogjet FTP connection settings

Enter Account Title and Address

Blogjet Account Title and Address

Login and Start Using Blogjet

You should now be able to login to Blogjet and start composing your blog entry.

Blogjet


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My Pleasure

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