You can update your WordPress blog from Ubuntu Dapper using the Drivel blog client. This guide is how to install and configure Drivel blog client for WordPress. You can also use BloGTK as alternative blog client. Drivel blog client, and another blog client, allows you to write blog posts offline and upload them when you’re ready. Drivel in the universe repository, therefore you need add universe repository in your source.list.
Drivel is extremely easy to install by running the following command from a terminal windows:
sudo apt-get install drivel
There will be a new entry for Drivel created in the Applications menu in the Internet section. Simply click on that entry to start Drivel.
Configuring and Using Drivel for WordPress
In the main Drivel dialog box, enter your username, password, and server address into appropriate fileds in the dialog, and select your journal type from the drop-down menu. To use Drivel with WordPress you have to choose the Movable Type API (Journal Type) and the full path to the xmlrpc.php file on your server (i.e. http://www.supriyadisw.net/xmlrpc.php).
Well done! You ready to make your first post. Fill in a subject line for your post, and type some content in the big body filed. Drivel will upload the post to your blog when you click post button. You can select which category you want your post in the “Show more options”.
Drivel also support different fonts and fonts effects via the Format menu. It will also automatically construct image link for you. It is possible to edit your posts with Drivel. This is a nice feature, since you don?t have to load the whole HTML interface of WordPress.
😀 Happy blogging and gud lak!