9. Blogging Tools
In Chapter 3 we describe how to add content to your WordPress blog by using the posting and editing tools in the Dashboard. Another possibility is to use stand-alone software. Such software is particularly useful if you post to more than one blog, enjoy clipping items from web pages and other sources such as RSS aggregators and posting those clips to your blog, and if you prefer to compose posts while offline.
You are able to use stand-alone software to interact in certain ways with your blog because of a file called
xmlrpc.php. This file is located in the root directory for your blog and makes it possible for you to create new posts, edit existing posts, assign existing categories, and so on, but you don’t have ...