How to use WordPress offline

If you’re a WordPress.com user and need to do some offline editing, there are a few ways of managing this. Here’s our quick and easy guide.

How to use WordPress offline

One of the best things about WordPress is that almost since its introduction it’s been possible to create posts in third party applications. That’s because WordPress (both in its self-hosted and commercial versions) includes an API which allows the creation and editing of posts. For the past few years, WordPress has also had its own suite of applications, too.

How to use WordPress offline with the official WordPress app

You can download here the WordPress app for desktop or mobile, for Mac OS, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.

This is the easiest way to work with your site, and the simplest way to write offline. The apps let you draft posts offline, then when you do have a connection the app will put up your posts online.

How to use WordPress offline with third party editors

WordPress highlight a number of different offline publishers, noting on its blog that it supports major posting standards such as the MetaWeblog API so similar applications should also work.

For Mac users, WordPress recommendations include Blogo and Bits. The former in particular is a great tool to have on your blogging belt.

For Windows users, you can do offline WordPress editing within Word itself, while Linux users can use BloGTK.

Some of these applications may ask for the XML-RPC or API endpoint of your blog. This will be your blog domain with “xmlrpc.php” tacked on at the end. For tom.wordpress.com, for example, the endpoint would be: https://tom.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php  

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