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Blogging Photos from Hidden Galleries

Before you can share photos with your blog you must first add it to the Blog Photo List in Website Tonight. How to Post Gallery Photos on Your Blog.

Website Tonight has three privacy settings for galleries; Public, Private, and Password Protected. Every photo from every gallery can be shared with your blog regardless of the privacy setting. However, the privacy setting will determine who can see the picture.

  • Public allows anyone and everyone to see the pictures online.
  • Private blocks everyone. The pictures will only be viewable to you while you’re logged in to Website Tonight.
  • Password Protected blocks anyone that does not have a correct password. That means that you can share images in Password Protected galleries with your blog, but when someone visits your blog and clicks on a password-protected photo they will be asked for a password. If you have not given them a password then they will not be able to see the image.
If you change the privacy setting on a gallery from Public to Private or from Public to Password Protected then you need to manually remove the pictures from your blog that are in that gallery. Your blog will NOT automatically update to your new privacy settings.

How to Post Gallery Photos on Your Blog

This information only applies to you if you purchased your Website Tonight account after March 10th, 2011. How to Find Your Original Purchase Date

Did you know you can blog photos from your Website Tonight account? And, you’re not limited to just one blog; you can add multiple blogs to your Blog Photo List, so with just a few clicks you can send (aka. blog, post, add as a new entry, etc) a photo from Website Tonight to any of your blogs.

This feature does work with Quick Blogcast, but it also works with any blog that supports the MetaWeblog API and RSD. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know what that means. If you are able to add your blog to the list of websites you can share photos with (instructions below) then your blog does support the MetaWeblog API and RSD. If your blog does not support the MetaWeblog API and RSD then you will see an error notification when you click Send a test post.

How to Add a Blog to your Blog Photo List

  1. Log into Website Tonight
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Use the Settings drop-down menu (under the tabs) to select Blog Settings.
  4. Click Add Blog.
  5. Enter the required blog information:
    • Blog URL: Enter the full URL of your blog. For example, http://www.prositetonight.com.
    • Blog User Name: Enter the user name you use to log into your blog.
    • Blog Password: Enter the password you use to log into your blog.
    • (Optional – Recommended) Click Send a test post. This will test your URL, user name, and password. If it works it will create a “Test Post Successful” entry (a.k.a. post) on your blog that you will probably want to delete.
  6. Click Save.

How to Share a Website Tonight Photo with your Blog

  1. Log into Website Tonight.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left).
  3. Click on an image, and then click the Blog link (just above the photos).
  4. Enter the photo settings in the following fields:
    • Blog: Select the blog you want to post the photo in. If you do not see a blog in the list then follow the instructions in the “How to Add a Blog to your Blog Photo List” above.
    • Category: (Optional) Type a category for the blog post. To enter multiple categories type each one separated by a comma and a blank space (i.e. category1, category2, etc).
    • Title: Type the title for the blog post.
    • Message: (Optional) Type the text you want to include in the blog post.
    • Choose Layout Template: Select how you want the picture to be displayed in relation to the text that you typed in the Message area.
  5. Click Blog This Photo.

Edit or Remove a Blog from Your Blog Photo List

How to Edit a Blog in Your Blog Photo List

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight account.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left)
  3. Click Settings (directly under the tabs).
  4. Click the Blog Settings tab.
  5. Click the Edit icon (pencil) next to the blog you want to change.
  6. Make the changes you want to that blog.
  7. Click OK.

How to Remove a Blog from Your Blog Photo List

  1. Log in to your Website Tonight account.
  2. Click the Photos and Videos tab (upper left)
  3. Click Settings (directly under the tabs).
  4. Click the Blog Settings tab.
  5. Click Delete next to the blog you want to remove.
  6. Click OK.

Add a WordPress Blog to Your Blog Photo List

Website Tonight allows you to share your galley photos with your blogs. When you share a galley photo it creates a new post (aka. entry) on your blog. This feature works with any blog that supports the MetaWeblog API and RSD, including WordPress. However, before you can share photos from your Website Tonight account with your WordPress blog, you will need to change a setting in WordPress (instructions below). You will also need to Add Your Blog to the Blog Photo List in Website Tonight.

  1. Log into your WordPress account
  2. Expand the Settings menu in the left sidebar.
  3. Select Writing.
  4. Scroll down to the Remote Publishing section.
  5. Put a check mark in the box titled XML-RPC. This will enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols. Or to put it simply, this allows Website Tonight to share images with the blog.
  6. Click the Save Changes button.