My regular responses to folks who inquire about how to create a blog are (1) WordPress and (2) Windows Live Writer. I clarify that, for blogging, Windows Live Writer is comparable to Microsoft Word. When I learned that you could truly blog using Word back in 2007, I was recalling those discussions. The blogging tools integrated into Word are actually rather nice now that Microsoft Office 2010 and Word 2010 have been released, even if in 2007 the features weren’t particularly good, therefore I never wrote about them. Have a look, shall we?
Step 1.a – Open Word 2010 and begin a new blog post. Select New > Blog Post from the File ribbon by clicking it.
Step 1.b – Convert a Word document into a blog post
An alternative is to choose: to convert any Word document into blog format.
Save & Send > File Choose “Publish as Blog Post” Create a blog post
The document will migrate to a Blog wordpad where you may preview and make edits rather than being published right away.
Step 2 – Compose
Publish your blog entry. With Word 2010’s extensive toolkit for creating blog entries, you can fully control your content. To prevent losing work in the event of an unintentional computer crash, make sure to save often or turn on Office 2010’s AutoRecover capabilities.(Edit a Blog Using Word 2010)
Step 3 – Connect Word To Your Blog
Click Manage Accounts from the Blog Post ribbon.
Step 4- Click New in the Blog Accounts dialogue box that opens.
There should be another pop-up. From the drop-down list, choose your blog provider*, and then click Next.
*WordPress is a term used to describe websites using the WordPress blogging platform, but it also applies to blogs hosted on wordpress.com.
Step 5- You must enter your user name and password for your blog account in the following window. Depending on the service your blog is hosted through, this screen may change. Be sure to check the Remember Password box if you want to avoid a LOT of annoying password prompts.
Here is an example of how to set it up using WordPress given how popular WordPress is. Find the URL of your xmlrpc.php file if, for some reason, you are unable to connect. Simply type your domain name in the box provided if WordPress was installed at the site’s root. Make sure xmlrpc.php is still present at the end of the path! (Edit a Blog Using Word 2010)
For illustration, visit http://www.mywebsite.com/wordpress/xmlrpc.php
Step 6 – Was your website or blog successfully added? In such case, it ought to appear on the list of blog accounts.
You may include as many as you like in this list, then decide which one to choose as your default.
Step 7- Upload or Publish
The Publish button is included in the Blog Post ribbon. There are two choices available if you click the down arrow underneath it:
Publish – To make your blog post visible to all of your readers, you may post it straight to your website.
Publish as Draft – This will just add the article with the status of Draft to your blog’s online queue. If you don’t save your Blog document, it may be downloaded back to Word and uploaded later from your online blog interface.
Step 8 – Manage and edit current blog posts
You can download a list of the posts that are currently uploaded and available on your online blog archive by clicking Open Existing on the Blog Post ribbon. Then, you can select a specific article and download it to edit or publish an uploaded draught that has already been made.
Step 9 – Edit the articles
Writing new blog entries and editing existing ones are identical tasks. The only change is that a yellow bar indicating the post’s publication date will appear above it. If you gave it a category, a category bar will also appear.
A fantastic tool for creating and modifying blog posts on a variety of blogging sites is Microsoft Word 2010. It offers a fantastic spell-checker and several helpful formatting tools and effects to truly give your posts some dimension. Even with all of Word’s capabilities, the Windows Live Writer team continues to outperform Word when it comes to blogging. Additionally, Windows Live Writer is free whereas Word is not.(Edit a Blog Using Word 2010)
Use the appropriate tool for the task, as my father used to advise. Never push a nail into a board with a saw. So utilise Life Writer if you want to start a blog. However, if you’re in a hurry and need to rapidly edit a blog post or send something out, utilise Word 2010.