This will be a short post detailing the use of Byword and Workflow for offline writing and posting to WordPress. In my previous post, see references, I detailed the reasoning for choosing this combination if you are interested. Obviously to follow along in this step-by-step description you will need to download the WordPress, Byword and Workflow apps listed in the references. In addition you will obviously need login credentials for your blog. This whole project was started because my favorite blogging program, Blogsy, went out of business last year. Since then I have tried many, many approaches to replace the convenience of Blogsy, mostly without success, until I found this combination of Byword and Workflow.
I often get questions about this blog and how it is created. I have decided to do a number of technical posts that go into the decisions I make in creating new content. For those of you who have no interest in this you can skip this post. I currently use an iPad program called Byword which publishes to a WordPress platform enhanced with a custom theme. In this post I will explain the terminology used above and why I chose the current setup. Website development is the euphemism used to describe a website or blog that can be indexed by Google or other browsers. Compatibility is the key and dictates many other things. While it is possible to create a website “from the ground up“, sometimes using drag-and-drop programs, the results are usually less than optimal. Adding content is difficult, the appearance is often variable, the site may become unstable and hosting may be a problem. Thus I repeat the advice of many other professionals, the author should provide content and rely on reliable consultants to provide the framework for the content.