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Helpcast – How to Add a Blog to Hipcast

Ready to start posting media players to your blog?  Step One is adding your blog to your Hipcast account. We show you how to get set up in this tutorial.

Basic Setup:

Step 1: Select Add New Blog.

Step 2: Fill in Service Name and Details.

Type a Name for the Blog in Service Name and select the Blog Service you use from the drop down box. Under Service Details make sure to enter your username and password for the blog. This is visible only to the blog and is used to authenticate with the blog service. Click Save and Update, and Hipcast will add the blog(s) to your Hipcast account.

If you are adding a blog service that is not listed in our dropdown selection box, you will chose "Non XML-RPC (HTML only)", or if you are adding an XML-RPC blog, follow the directions for Advanced Setup below.

 

Q: How do I add my WordPress.com blog to Hipcast?

A: If you are self hosting your blog and have a WordPress.com URL, follow these steps below (use the same directions for non WordPress XML-RPC blogs, chose "Other" instead of "WordPress" in Step 2):

 

Advanced Setup:

Step 1: Select Add New Blog.

Step 2: Fill in Service Name and Blog Service Provider.

Type a Name for the Blog in Service Name and select "WordPress" from the drop down box as your Blog Service Provider. Note, these directions are the same with non WordPress XML-RPC blogs, you will just chose "Other" instead of "WordPress" as your Blog Service Provider.

 

Step 3: Enter your WordPress XML-RPC url.

Under "XML-RPC URL" enter your WordPress url plus the extention: 'xmlrpc.php' for example, our WordPress xml-rpc looks like this: http://blog.hipcast.com/xmlrpc.php

Next, enter your username and password for the WordPress blog for authentication purposes. Hipcast's system will use this information to automatically add posts to your blog. If you change your username and/or password on the WordPress blog, make sure to change it on Hipcast, to continue posting to the blog correctly.

There will be red "error messages" on the screen, don't worry, once you get all your information entered correctly, these will no longer appear. When you have finished entering these items, click on "Save and Update".

 

When you have successfully added your blog to Hipcast you will see this screen:

 Check out our tutorial post on how to add a media player post to your blog here.