Configure ScreenSteps to Upload Lessons to Your Blog

In order to upload a lesson to your blog you need to configure an account that provides the information ScreenSteps needs in order to communicate with your blog. This lesson will provide a general overview of how to create and configure an account.

For more detailed information on configuring Web Export accounts please see the Publishing to Blogs & Wikis manual.

Open Preferences

In the Web Export preference pane use the + button to create a new account.

Select Account Type

After clicking the + button a new account will be created. Use the Type menu to select your blog type.

Now you need to tell ScreenSteps which url (1) to use in order to communicate with your blog or wiki. The example url (2) indicates a typical location for the selected Type. For example, ScreenSteps uses the XML-RPC protocol to communicate with WordPress so you need to enter the url to the xmlrpc.php file in your WordPress installation.

Enter Your Information

Fill in your information for the Server (1), User Name (2), and Password (3). To verify that you have correctly entered your information click the Test Connection button (4).

If ScreenSteps is able to communicate with your blog using the supplied information then a green check mark will appear next to the Text Connection button. Otherwise an error message will be displayed.

If successful then you can now upload your lessons to your blog using the Blog/Web export feature.

Rename Account

Now that you have configured your blog account you can rename the account by double-clicking on the name in the Accounts list and entering a more meaningful name.

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