This is my first blog entry with my brand new toy, the weblogging mode for Emacs. It uses the XML-RPC interface of your favorite blogging platform to manage your blog. In other words, it transformes Emacs into a thermonuclear blog editor.
Even better, the installation is simple and easy. Here’s the instructions
how to get it working. First, check out
the source code of weblogger into your
cd ~/.emacs.d/ cvs -z3 -d:pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/sources/emacsweblogs \ co -d weblogger weblogger/lisp
Then, make Emacs load this mode on startup by adding these two lines to your
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/weblogger") (require 'weblogger)
Now, you probably want to reload your configuration with
eval-buffer (assuming your
.emacs is still open). Finally, setup
weblogger for your blog with
M-x weblogger-setup-weblog. This
command will ask you a few simple questions, like your username and
password for your blog. It will also ask you for the location of the
XML-RPC interface of your blog. If you’re using WordPress, it will be
http://example.com/blog/xmlrpc.php. If you’re using
another blog publishing platform like Blogger or MovableType, it will
be somewhere else, so check your documentation.
And you’re done! You can now start new a new post with
weblogger-start-entry. Weblogger also includes a whole set of other
commands for managing your blog. Look them up, with
C-h a weblogger
RET. Happy blogging!