Creating a CrossPosting Account

To be able to crosspost entries to other weblogs, you will need to create crossposting accounts. These accounts can be created on the blog level:

  1. Click Preferences > CrossPosting (or choose the CrossPosting link from the left hand menu on the blog settings page) to get a list of all the accounts created for this blog.

    Crossposting Accounts Listing

    For each account, the following may be listed:

    • A logo that denotes the connector being used (for example the LiveJournal connector)
    • The name of the account (which can be clicked to edit the account)
    • A URL to the blog if required by the connector
    • Any credentials (such as username and password) are also displayed if required by the connector

    New Crossposting Account

  2. To create a new account, simply click the New Crossposting Account link on the top right hand side of the table. This will open up a dialog box where you can create your account.

  3. First, select the connector that corresponds to the platform of the weblog you wish to crosspost to. By default, the following connectors are available:

    But these can be easily extended by creating custom connectors (developer documentation forthcoming!)

  4. On choosing the connector, several other fields may appear depending on what information is needed by the connector. Typically these involve a URL to the blog and a username and password to log into the system.

    Editing a Crossposting Account

  5. Once you've entered in all the required information, simply hit Save Changes to create your account. If successfully, you will be returned to the account listing screen where you will now see your new account!

    Successfully created a Crossposting Account

About

This is part of the official user manual for CrossPoster, a plugin for Movable Type by Arvind Satyanarayan.

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