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Setting up BlogStomp to post direct to your blog

Most blogging platforms can automatically post via email.

This works by having a secret email address that your blog checks before turning an email it receives into a blog post. Cool ha?

You’ll need to set up your blog to read that email account. The good news is though, all BlogStomp needs is that secret email address.

If you’re blogging platform isn’t specified in the Blog Type drop down list, select the Other option. Then, fill in the Blog NameBlog URL and enter your Secret Email.

Hit Ok, and you’re away laughing. And posting.

WordPress

Most WordPress blogs now have remote publishing enabled by default, which makes your job easy. There’s nothing to do but test the connection between BlogStomp and your blog. You can do this in BlogStomp under Settings>Blog. Select WordPress from the drop down menu, enter your blog details (URL, username, password etc), and hit the ‘Test Connection’ button.

Tumblr

Just grab your private email address from the Tumblr  Settings page add enter it into the Secret Email field in BlogStomp.

Posterous

If you’re a Posterous user, the Secret Email address you’ll need to enter is

post@posterous.com

Live Journal

On the Mobile Post Settings page on Live Journal, set an allowed sender address and an authentication method.

The email address you set up is the one to enter into the Secret Email address field in BlogStomp.

Movable Type

To post to your Movable Type blog, you’ll need to use a plugin called Post Office that allows you to post to their blog via email.

It works by connecting Movable Type to an existing email account, like GMail or any POP or IMAP compliant mailbox, and periodically scanning for messages to post.

Each user can be given a unique email address to which to post to uniquely identify them and the blog they want to post to when sending an email.

Click here to download and install the plugin and for more details.

Blogger

Your Blogger account has a secret email assigned to it which you’ll find in the Blogger Settings.

Expression Engine

The email address you want is the specific email address you’ve set up as your Moblog account.