I’ve installed a WordPress blog to one of my domains. Now I’m trying to get a piece of software to work that will allow me to automate much of my blog updating, maintenance, etc. So far I have been unsuccessful. I think it’s because I don’t understand exactly how to fill in certain information that the software asks for. Here is what it requires:
Blog Name: (OK, I understand this. Like “My Great Blog”)
Blog URL: (I understand this, too. Like http://www.mygreatblog.com)
Blog Username: (Pretty sure this is just the WordPress username that I use to enter the blog as administrator.)
Blog Password: (Ditto for this.)
FTP Host: (Not sure. Would it be simply www.mygreatblog.com - or something else? Like something with “dreamhost” in the name? Does it need to have “ftp” in the name, like ftp.mygreat.blog.com?)
FTP Folder: (Not sure. Would it be just “/” ? Or /mygreatblog.com/ ? Or something else entirely?)
FTP Username: (I understand this. It’s the FTP username I set up in Dreamhost.)
FTP Password: (Ditto.)
BLOG IP: (Through Google I found a website that lets you enter a domain name, which it translates into the IP address for you. So I was able to find the IP number for my blog site. I assume it’s correct.)
That’s it. I’ve tried various combinations of these elements but can’t get it to work. The program I’m trying to use gives me error messages indicating that it can’t connect to my site.
Any help, esp. with regard to the proper format of the FTP paths, etc., will be appreciated.