When trying to register my wife’s WordPress blog with Word so she could blog directly from Word, we kept getting the message Word cannot register your account. I got this message periodically when I registered my own blogs, but it eventually worked. So, kept it up. No joy.
After failing for several days, I finally decided to see if something more was known about the problem to try to see if it was a “you gotta live with it issue. Eventually, I found the answer! As it turns out, it’s a setting in WordPress’ Dashboard. I don’t recall seeing this setting a few years ago when I registered my blogs, so it might be something new they added to make things less hit-or-miss. In any case, it worked! Here’s the fix.
- At the bottom of the left column, under Dashboard, click on Settings. This will expand the list of settings sections.
- Click Writing.
- Under Remote Publishing, enable XML-RPC. If you think you’ll ever use Atom, then enable it, too, just for the heck of it.
At the bottom of the Dashboard window, click Save Changes. And Bob’s your uncle!