A while back, I documented the trouble I had using MacJournal with WordPress. I have never gotten the silly program to work with WordPress. Ashame, really, because MacJournal is a nice looking application.
This week I purchased a copy of the Back to School bundle from Mac Update. MacJournal, and about 10 other applications, came with the bundle. Nice set of software.
Some time this weekend I’m going to try and get MacJournal 5 to work with WordPress 2.6. I’ll post my results here.
September 16, 2008 update
I followed the settings described by Oscargodson in the comments below. I was able to connect to my blog and to post a simple text entry.
I was able to download entries from my blog successfully. I’m documenting what I did here since searching for “download” in the user guide for MacJournal did not return any hits.
There are some quirks with this command. Choosing “All” does not actually get all of the posts — it seems to max out at the number entered in “number of entries.” I had to enter a considerably higher number and use the Download Entries from Blog command multiple times.
Using Download Entries from Blog more than once does not create multiple entries. The program is smart enough to only download entries that do not exist in the local MacJournal database.
I had two draft entries saved on my blog. When downloaded, these entries appeared at the bottom of the entries to a date of November 29, 1999 — four and a half years before my blog was active. (It makes sense that MacJournal would not be sure what to do with draft entries. After all, most users would be using MacJournal to write blog entries and would be saving draft entries locally.)
To download entries after your blog successfully connects:
- Choose Download Entries from Blog from the Journal menu.
- Enter the username and password for your blog.
- Choose the number of entries to download or select All.
- Press OK to retrieve up to the specified number of entries.
I’ve just modified this post. I’m going to see if MacJournal will realize the post has been updated.
Update: Using the Download command, MacJournal does not update posts that have been modified using the blog’s web interface. (Basically no diff is performed to verify that the ones on the local machine are the latest.) If you delete an entry from the local database, using the Download Entries from Journal will not retrieve the entry.
It was also disappointing to realize that tags and categories are not downloaded. It might be different if I tried importing entries using the Import … Entries command from the File menu.