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Managing Blog Accounts
Word can’t register your blog account
Registration for most blogging services requires you to enter your user name and
password (some services use different terms) and then click OK. At that point, you might
see an error message that says Word can’t register your account. If you’re certain that
you entered your credentials properly, you might need to make a configuration change
using the control panel or dashboard for your blogging service.
For example, with a WordPress blog, you need to open a settings page and enable the
XML-RPC publishing protocol. With Windows Live Spaces, you must go to the options
page and enable e-mail publishing.
How do you know what settings are required for your service? Start by clicking More
Information in the error message that appears in Word, which opens a web page that
includes details for configuring some services. If that doesn’t help, go to the
configuration pages for your blog and look for settings that refer to “remote publishing,” “e-mail
publishing,” “mobile publishing,” or similar terms.
To view or modify your blog account settings, or to register another blog, click Manage
Accounts in the Blog group on the Blog Post tab.
You can register any number of blog accounts. If you have more than one account
registered, a content control titled Account appears in the document window just below the
post title. The account identified as the default appears here initially; click the account
name to select a different registered account.
To include pictures and other graphics with your blog posts, you need to specify a server
for storing pictures. (When a blog entry is posted to a web server, the text—in HTML
format—is stored separately from pictures or other images in the post.) During the registration
process (or later, by selecting an account in Blog Accounts and clicking Change), click
Picture Options. In the Picture Options dialog box, select SharePoint Blog or My Blog Provider,
if available. These options store pictures in a designated pictures library associated with
your blog account.