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The Blog API module, included in Drupal 5 & 6 and available via the separate BlogAPI contrib module for Drupal 7, enables a post to be published to a site via external GUI applications. Many users prefer to use external tools to improve legibility and posting responses in a customized way. The Blog API module provides users the freedom to use the blogging tools they want but still have the blogging server of choice.
When this module is enabled and configured, you can use a variety of programs to create and publish posts from your desktop. Blog API module supports several XML-RPC based blogging APIs such as the Blogger API (outdated) (new Blogger Data API, MetaWeblog API, and most of the Movable Type API.
For more information on using software with the Blog API, see the Creating new content section of the End user Guide.
This module also allows site administrators to configure which content types can be posted via the external applications. So, for instance, users can post forum topics as well as blog posts. Where supported, the external applications will display each content type as a separate "blog".
To configure your blogging client for use with your Drupal site enter
http://example.com/xmlrpc.php as the API URL for your blog.
- view the XML-RPC page.
- Administer > Settings > Blogapi.