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Using Word to Blog

Topics: General, Troubleshooting
Mar 30, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Has anyone had success using Microsoft Word 2007 with the Orchard 1.4 XmlRpc feature?

I can get it to work with Live Writer but not with Word.

In Word I set the Blog Provider to 'Other', select the MetaWebLog API, and enter a URI of ''. I also tried using the name of the blog instead of 'xmlrpc'.

I get 'Word cannot register your account. Contact your provider for assistance' The link to MS help is useless of course.


Apr 1, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Word? No, never tried to edit HTML with it since 1995. Live Writer works perfectly though.

Apr 1, 2012 at 5:48 AM

Thanks for that. Suggest you remove the ref to Word in the documentation on Live Writer. At present it says Word should work.

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Apr 1, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Good catch, I removed it.

Jul 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM
So does this mean that Word 2013 cannot be used to blog? Only live writer?
Jul 10, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Errr there was word done around this some time ago. checkout
Jul 10, 2013 at 3:29 PM
OK - thanks Jetski.

I'm running version 1.4. Perhaps I need to upgrade!
Jul 10, 2013 at 4:24 PM
Yeah, the migration path should be straight forward.
Mar 2, 2015 at 2:36 PM
I've just tried on local and public domain links for my blog but with just error message: "Word cannot register your account". It works for the Live Writer without problem.

When I'm trying to get more information it redirects me to non working link

Any ideas? I saw the link above in coversation but didn't worked for me. I'm running Orchard v.