I’ve been playing around with a number of blogging tools, looking for something that will run with each of my blogs (I’m using Joomla! 1.5, WordPress and Blogger). An additional complication is that in this website, I’m using a specific blogging module called MyBlog. Over the last few weeks I’ve tried the following:
Blogilo (formerly Bilbo Blogger – a name I prefer!) – this is a Linux desktop application with which one can compose blog posts offine, then upload to the blog when ready. It definitely works very nicely with my self-hosted WordPress blog, but whenever I try setting up my Blogger account, it just dies. For WordPress, then, very versatile. I couldn’t at that time see how to hook it up to my Joomla sites (but see below).
BloGtk – A Gnome application for the Linux desktop. I couldn’t get either WordPress or Blogger accounts set up with it.
Gnome-blog – potentially really nice toolbar app for the Gnome desktop. I persuaded this to connect to my Blogger account ona desktop PC, but not using my laptop. I couldn’t find much advice on the interweb.
Drivel – An attractive name and interface, but again, I couldn’t make it see the Blogger account, and couldn’t figure out how to get it to work.
Deepest Sender – a Firefox add-on for blogging while exploring the web. Has a very attractive interface, seems to set up well with Blogger, but throws an error when posting the article. Didn’t test with WordPress.
And finally – ScribeFire – another Firefox add-on, and a bit more fully functional that Deepest Sender. This definitely works with Blogger, and I’ve set up an account for the WordPress blog.
I wondered whether ScribeFire could be made to work with Joomla – a quick Google search came up with this blog article: Posting to Joomla with ScribeFire. I’ve followed the steps, and this is the first attempt to post in MyBlog within my Joomla site. Here’s hoping. (Though I can’t see how to add tags to the post, and nor does it offer to complete meta info fields)
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