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Post2Blog - new desktop blogging client for LJ [Dec. 23rd, 2005|07:10 pm]
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Post2Blog - new commercial desktop blogging client for Windows with LiveJournal support. Includes visual HTML editor, built-in automatic image uploading smile and built-in smiles smile wink support and much much more.. Other popular blog engines are supported as well.

More information at http://bytescout.com/post2blog.html


From: cellophane01
2005-12-28 10:06 am (UTC)
Oh god, your web site is like a used car salesman.
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From: post2blog
2005-12-28 10:26 am (UTC)
But all downloads are new ;)
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[User Picture]From: shweta_jha
2005-12-28 11:48 am (UTC)

blogging client

is it better than Semagic?
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From: post2blog
2005-12-28 02:11 pm (UTC)

Re: blogging client

Post2Blog provides visual HTML editor for post composing (HTML code editor is available as well) and can automatically upload images to imageshack.us (so you just inserting images into the post and from disk). This feature is useful for LiveJournal users especially for free account users. For example check this post: http://www.livejournal.com/users/post2blog/437.html

But Post2Blog is NOT freeware as Semagic and you there is a limitation for LJ support posting: you can not add posts as drafts, and can not set current mood using Post2Blog.

Some other features you can find useful for livejournal: if you like MS Word then you can compose posts in MS Word and then post from MS Word using Post2Blog toolbar. For example: http://bytescout.com/post2blog_posting_from_word.html

There are plugins for Firefox and IE as well so you can select news or article cite and post it into your livejournal with 2 clicks. For information about it check these links:


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[User Picture]From: recompiler
2005-12-28 02:09 pm (UTC)
OK, since you posted here tell us why your client is better then some of the free ones, lets say then semagic and any of the free clients that can post to multiple platforms simultaneously?
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From: post2blog
2005-12-28 02:17 pm (UTC)
Integration with MS Word, IE, Firefox. With IE and Firefox plugins you can just select content on any page then right-click on it and select "Post2Blog" and this will create new post with selected content and link to the source web-page.

Also program can automatically upload images to free image hosting services. So even if you have free account you can use images in your livejournal without any additional efforts.

Semagic provides more deep integration with LiveJournal. Curren version of Post2Blog can not post drafts, can not change current mood or current userpic..

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From: moonbeams_sheep
2006-01-05 05:49 am (UTC)

what about

MAC OSX? doesn't seem to support,,,any ideas?
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From: post2blog
2006-01-05 11:57 am (UTC)

Re: what about

Sorry no Mac version :(
There are other Mac clients: google for "Ecto" and "MarsEdit"
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From: johnnysoftware
2006-03-21 08:08 pm (UTC)


I have MarsEdit. It did not seem to want to auto configure for LiveJournal like it does for my other blogging accounts on other services.

I spent over half an hour googling documentation, trying different settings, and seeing what happened. I finally hit on the right settings to use. They work, though there is a beep when I click OK. So, take this as good not perfect and enjoy.

Name: TITLE OF YOUR BLOG (free text, does not have to match exactly)

Home URL: http://yourblogname.livejournal.com/

Software: LIveJournal

RPC URL: http://www.livejournal.com/interface/blogger

Blog ID: YourBlogID

Number of posts to download: 10 (default)

If your Blog ID is JohnSmith - then enter JohnSmith in that field; make sure you use exactly the same case for each character as your Blog ID uses, just as if it was a password.

In the home URL, I am not sure, but I think those are always all lower case. Not even sure if case is an issue there.

The RPC URL field you should have precisely, character for character as I have it shown here. You might want to copy-paste it from here to that field in your options dialog just to be sure you don't get any typos. I copy pasted it from my dialog to here, so it is good, I promise. At least until they change the URI someday.

Here is the official how-to page for LiveJournal settings in MarsEdit:

For another example, see settings in this bug report which seems to work now despite the problem the poster was having at the time:

And here is support from MarsEdit. Read the posting by Brent Simmons at 05 Oct 2004 01:13:26 am :

That should do it. Have fun with MarsEdit and LiveJournal now!
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