August 7, 2010

BloGTK WordPress setup

Filed under: Tools, WordPress — Tags: , , , , , , , — shijitht @ 6:39 pm

BloGTK is an application for blogging. We can use it for posting new articles, instead of browser. It has everything offered by word press editor. Install the software first.
DEB family type “apt-get install blogtk” and RPM group type “yum install blogtk” as root in the terminal. After installing, select it from Application/Internet/BloGTK Webblog Client. If it is not starting, take terminal. Type blogtk to start it. It might show an error like “no module named gtkhtml2”. Then you should install python-gtkhtml2. If apt-get or yum fails to find such a package, you can get it here, python-gtkhtml2. Select appropriate package from the liked site and double-click to install. If installed correctly, blogtk would run.
The settings are, go to Edit/Account and Settings and set

Server URL : http://you.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php
Username : username
Password : password
Blogging System: Movable type
Press OK and select Connect in File.

Now you are ready to post. Select the desired Blog and Category to start writing new posts. You can see 3 tabs. Edit Post for normal editing, Advanced for tags etc and Preview shows preview. The demerits are no text formatting, HTML editor, grammar checking etc. This my first post using BloGTK. I finished it early but I don’t have the usual satisfaction using Word Press. I think you can use it as an offline tool for blogging. It is good tool for a blogger having limited Internet access.
Thanks to this..



  1. Hey, thanks for this I wanted to do a tutorial on blogtk but I couldn’t get it to start. I didn’t have time to figure out why so I just moved on. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Comment by technologyunit — August 21, 2010 @ 11:02 pm

    • Wouldn’t work for me either (Fedora14) “cannot connect, check your settings”.
      However, using the same settings, Lekhonee (another blog editor geared specifically for wordpress) connected right up and works great.

      Comment by electr0hed — November 27, 2010 @ 3:13 am

  2. Same here. I unzipped this thing in 7-zip but couldn’t figure out where to go from there…

    Comment by Ben — December 7, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

  3. Thanks. It helped me a lot.

    Comment by Prashant — December 20, 2010 @ 1:40 am

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