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  » New: Is there a problem with the new WordPress 2.6?
» New: Does BlogDesk support WordPress' new Tagging feature?

» What is BlogDesk all about?
» What's the advantage of using BlogDesk?
» Is BlogDesk really free of charge?
» Which Weblog Systems are supported by BlogDesk?
» Which Operating System do I need to run BlogDesk?
» When I run BlogDesk under Windows Vista, the file dhtmled.ocx is missing.
» Are there other language versions?
» How can I support BlogDesk?
» What else has the author done?
 
     
  Is there a problem with the new WordPress 2.6?  
  Unfortunately, since WordPress 2.6, the blogging interface is not enabled by default anymore. You need to enable it manually. Just go to Settings / Writing and activate the XML-RPC protocol.  
     
  Does BlogDesk support WordPress' new Tagging feature?  
  WordPress Tags can be used directly with BlogDesk 2.8.  
     
  What is BlogDesk all about?  
  Writing new entries online using your weblog's control panel can get complicated and time-consuming, especially if you want to format your text or insert images. BlogDesk will make publishing a lot easier and speed up the whole process. Composing offline and using BlogDesk's extra features benefits beginners and experienced writers - they all can focus on the content instead of wasting time with technical details.  
     
  What's the advantage of using BlogDesk?  
 
  • The simple interface is suitable even for unexperienced users.
  • Intuitive WYSIWYG Editor instead of complicated HTML Tags. Of course you can edit the tags if you prefer to.
  • Easy image inserting and editing. The files are uploaded by BlogDesk, no extra work is needed.
  • Automatic thumbnail handling.
  • Everything can be done offline and saved for later editing. You only have to be online a few seconds to finally publish your new weblog entry.
  • Integrated spell checker with dictionaries for 14 languages.
  • Features like Notebook, Frequently-Used-Phrases and the Technorati-Tags-Generator relieve you from time wasting and recurring tasks.
  • Publish to multiple weblogs on different servers with one click.
  • Default settings can be saved as templates.
  • Keep local copies of your posts.
  • See also: Program description with screenshots.
 
     
  Is BlogDesk really free of charge?  
  Yes, BlogDesk is free of charge for personal and commercial use.  
     
  Which Weblog Systems are supported by BlogDesk?  
  BlogDesk can access all systems and hoster that support the MetaweblogAPI or MovableType interface. These are e.g. WordPress, ExpressionEngine, MovableType, Drupal, Serendipity, dasBlog and Blojsom as well as the hoster Blogg.de, Myblog and Twoday.net.  
  Be aware that not all features offered by BlogDesk are supported by every system. You'll find more information about supported systems and their features in the list of blog systems. If in doubt: just try it out.  
     
  Which Operating System do I need to run BlogDesk?  
  Windows (98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista).  
     
  When I run BlogDesk under Windows Vista, the file dhtmled.ocx is missing.  
  Normaly this file gets installed by BlogDesk. If it's still missing, you can get it directly from Microsoft, just follow the instructions of their help page.  
     
  Problem allowing comments/pings with older WordPress versions (2.2)  
  WordPress and WordPress.com changed the way they handle comments/pings. The new BlogDesk version addresses this behaviour. If you still work with an older WordPress version (before 2.2) you need to open the blog properties in BlogDesk and change the value in the System dropdown from WordPress to WordPress (< 2.2).  
     
  Are there other language versions?  
  Yes, apart from english there are german and spanish versions.  
     
  Can I support BlogDesk?  
 
Yes, you could write about BlogDesk in your Blog from time to time or embed one of those buttons (please copy the button to your server instead of direct-linking). Or you could help translating BlogDesk to your language, answer questions from other users in the Forums or donate something. You will probably come up with further ideas.  

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  What else has the author done?  
  The email client PostMe, the security tool HackDetect and the platform Familyly (sorry, only german and without any translation yet).  
     
     
 

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