Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Publishing to Blogger beta with 3rd party tools

I have been on a hunt to uncover an alternate publishing tool that would work reliably with Blogger beta. In my adventure I have discovered that most tools do not work reliably or at all with Blogger beta and thats a shame. I tested Windows Live Writer Beta, performancing for Firefox (1.3), Qumana, Google Docs & Spreadsheets, WriteToMyBlog and a host of other services with limited success.

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I recently tested publishing using Qumana blog editor and although the post succeeded, it had no title (and, therefore, no permalink). This is the same problem as the one I had with Google Docs & Spreadsheets. At that time my instinct led me to believe that this was a problem with GD&S, but since Qumana blog editor displayed the same behavior, I am more inclined to believe that it is a bug in Blogger beta. Just a word of caution to anyone already using or planning to use any other editors besides the built-in one. Have you had any success with the post titles (and permalinks) when publishing from another tool?

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3 comments:

Uncle Tim said...

Hi Abishek,

I am having the same problem--as are a lot of people. The problem is finding the correct API link to use to submit posts.

Very frustrating!

Thanks,
Tim

Abhishek Ghuwalewala said...

@uncle tim: I have been able to use http://beta.blogger.com/api successfully in the past to configure both Qumana and Google Docs & Spreadsheets.

Hope that helps.

Joe Cheng said...

The newest version of Windows Live Writer (build 145) should work perfectly with Blogger Beta. If not, drop me an e-mail and we'll get you sorted out.