What’s a better way of combining blogging and Pocket PC’s than writing the actual blog posts on a Pocket PC?
However, if you’re looking for software to use, your quest might not be as easy as finding a good game for your Windows Mobile device. Several applications do exist for this purpose, and the two I eventually installed where MoBlog and Pocket SharpMT.
They were both not really very straightforward to set up, but that´s due to the nature of the different blogging formats, and the software has to be able to access as many blogs as possible. In the end, I succeeded to set up MoBlog correctly, only to find out that it added a small line to each blog post, saying that it was created with MoBlog. Of course, due to the low price of the software (free!) it´s perfectly fine that it adds this little message, but if we can prevent this message from being added to our posts, why not?
So then I gave Pocket SharpMT a try (remember to only use Pocket SharpMT on Pocket PC platform; try Phone SharpMT on Smartphones!). It wasn’t easy to find instructions on how to set it up for use on my free WordPress.com though, I really had no clue what my Web Server was, etc. Afterwards things often look really easy, so that’s why I’d like to show you my setup screen.
- First, the Web Server should be the complete URL to your WordPress.com blog, just without http://.
Then the CGI-BIN Path should be /xmlrpc.php.
- Then set your User Name to your login name for WordPress, and the Password to your WordPress password.
- The next step requires an internet connection. If you have a connection, press Refresh, and then your blog will appear.
That’s really all their is to it, basically! I’ve tried to create a test post with these settings, and it worked fine for me. :)
For additional questions, the Pocket SharpMT FAQ might be helpful.