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Tutorial: Install Blogillo blogging client on Lubuntu 12.10 and configure for Joomla remote publishing.

I recently installed Lubuntu, and indeed its lives up to expectation as far as "light-weight" is concerned.

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tokunbo@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/*-release
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=quantal
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 12.10"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="12.10, Quantal Quetzal"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu quantal (12.10)"
VERSION_ID="12.10"

Joomla 1.5.x.x was used for testing purposes.

To get Blogillo running, first prepare Joomla: download, install and enable the following plugins for your Joomla 1.5 installation:
1) System - Real Simple Discovery (RSD): http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/rsd/frs/
2) XML-RPC - metaWeblog API: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/metaweblogapi/frs/

Disable all other xml-rpc related plugins. Now, find and install Blogillo from the Lubuntu Software center: System tools >> Lubuntu Software center.

When Lubuntu Software Center opens, in the GET SOFTWARE tab, click INTERNET, scroll down to find BLOGILLO BLOGGING CLIENT

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Select it and click ADD TO APPS BASKET button.

Click the APPS BASKET button at the top and click Install Packages.

If app installed successfully, you'll see a Lubuntu Apps Installed Successfully - message.

Blogillo is now available under the internet menu item:

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To configure blogillo for Joomla, here are the main settings: quite similar to that of a previous post for an Ubuntu installation, but this time, we are using MetaWeblog API.

1) add a new blog
click on the Basic tab
click Blog >> Add Blog and use the following settings:
Blog homepage url: http://www.mydomain.com/xmlrpc/index.php
username = your username
password = your password

2) click on the advanced tab
Api: select Metaweblog API
click fetch ID to fecth blog's ID
Click OK to close
Again, click OK to close.

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Thats all Folks!!

Click on New Post to start blogging.

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