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LyXBlogger allows LyX to post beautifully formatted code directly to your WordPress blog.
LyX really is a new way of thinking about documents. There is a bit of a learning curve about it, but once you get the formatting set up the way you want it, each successive chapter in your book sets up exactly the same-- automatically. It also prevents you from doing things that don't normally make sense, like putting two spaces between a word, or a space at the beginning of a paragraph. It won't even let you accidentally (or on purpose) put two blank lines between paragraphs. Content is content and layout is layout - and LyX does a good job keeping them separate.
So many of us have become LyX addicts for these and other reasons. But when one wants to publish to the web, as in creating an online blog, there comes a dilemma of the having your cake and eating it too variety. Of course LyX users still want to compose everything they do in LyX. But blogging engines, such as WordPress, don't speak LyX, and they don't understand PDF either. They hunger for none other than xhtml. Ah, but how to get your beautiful looking, carefully arranged document from LyX to WordPress, while retaining your document's organization and allowing you to still manage your own CSS style file to tweak the formatting?
LyX die hards have done it the hard way before. Like composing a document in LyX, then copying the screen into the blog engine composition window, and re-adding any formatting that was lost for titles, headings, emphasis, lists, and so on. Well those days are over. Now you can talk directly from LyX to your favorite blogging engine. That is, as long as your favorite blogging engine is WordPress.
LyXBlogger allows you to post to your WordPress blog right from LyX. LyXBlogger 0.38 comes with the following features:
LyXBlogger is available as a free download from https://savannah.nongnu.org/files/?group=lyxblogger.
LyXBlogger now has its own home page. There you will find the user's guide, which contains the latest documentation on installing and running LyXBlogger. For support, please email the author directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An xhtml converter is also required. Select and install an appropriate xhtml converter for your version of LyX.
LyXBlogger is called from the export menu of LyX. First, see if LyXBlogger is already listed in your LyX export menu. If it's not, see the user's guide for help in setting it up.
Alternatively, LyXBlogger can be invoked from the command line as
See the user's guide for details.
LyXBlogger comes out of the box ready to upload to a test site (blogtest.letseatalready.com) where you can test its posting capability. LyXBlogger will ask you whether to post to the test site or not. Once you can post to the test site, just run LyXBlogger again, this time telling it to use a different site instead. It will prompt you for your domain name, user name, and password.
A more in-depth history of LyXBlogger is available in the change log.