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Blogging to Drupal with Flock

It's easy to set up Flock to blog to your Drupal site (or your blog on some huge community Drupal site!)

There's probably more than one way to set the settings (such as by clicking self-hosted blog under Blogging in the Accounts and Services sidebar), but here's one direct way that worked for Agaric:

  1. In Flock, go to File » New Blog Post
  2. Write your post ("Hello World! Shout out to Agaric Design Collective!")
  3. Click Publish at the bottom
  4. At the available options dropdown, click the Add button just to the right.
    Flock add new blog button, far right.  Ignore livejournal's mangling of my name
  5. Put in your Drupal site's main web address (no need for xmlrpc.php or /blog/1 or anything else).
  6. Flock will figure out it's a Drupal site, and hence cool, and ask you for your site login, username and password. Enter those...
  7. And your blog is posted to Drupal by Flock!

The next time you publish a blog post, you just select the name of your blog and you're done. [Note: Replacing an existing blog post, a feature offered in the Flock publish dialog, did not work in our tests.

Hooray for open source free software and open standards! Now, what more can Drupal do to support Flock and vice versa? Specifically, what do Drupal sites need to provide to be listed among the available Accounts and Services?

The natural Drupal site to be featured is itself!


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