How to: Connecting to a self hosted blog Part 2

In this series of posts, we will help you connect your self hosted blog with our app.

In the previous post, we installed and activated Jetpack for your blog/website. In this post ,we will connect the blog/website to the app.

When you click sign-in or add blog from the blogs screen, you would see a screen similar to below.

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Enter your details and click Log-in.

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On Sign-in WordPress will authorise the credentials and show a list of blogs/websites. Any self hosted blogs connected with Jetpack will appear in this list as well.

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Select the blog you would like to add and click Approve.

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Again After authorisation, WordPress will redirect to the self hosted blog’s login page.

Please enter your self hosted blog’s username and password. Remember, this login is NOT of WordPress.com account.

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After a successful sign-in, please wait till the authorisation tokens are validated.

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Once validated, you would be able to see the connect blog/website on Blogs screen.

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How to: Connecting to a self hosted blog Part 1

In this series of posts, we will help you connect your self hosted blog with our app.

Step 1: Install Jetpack

Visit jetpack.com/install/?from=wp4phone

Enter your site address and click “Install jetpack Now” button.

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You will see the following page on entering your website address. Wait till the redirection occurs.

 

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The jetpack page will now open a installation page with-in your blog/website.

Click on the Install button in the bottom right corner.

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Once installed, you would see a entry in the plugins list. Click on activate to enable the plugin.

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Once activated, you should see a “Your Jetpack is almost ready” message.

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You now need to connect JetPack with a WordPress.com account.

Step 2: Connect to WordPress.com account

Getting a WordPress.com account is free. Click here to create a free account.

Sign-in

WordPress.com would ask for your account credentials. Login and authorise JetPack to use your account information.

 

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Once approved, you would see a page similar to below. At this time your Jetpack setup is complete and you can now connect your blog/website to the app.

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In the next post, we will now connect your blog/website in the app.

Self hosted blogs on WordPress for Phone

We support self hosted blogs on WordPress for Phone app.

If a site is a WordPress blog (self-hosted or using a domain) it should work. Try the steps below after choosing “Add new blog”:
  1. Enter your username/email for the blog you have access.
  2. Enter your password
  3. Click Sign In button
  4. On successful sign in, select the blog from the list OR
  5. Enter the sites URL in this case http://example.com/ or example.com
  6. Click Authorize.
If Authorized, you should see the blog added in the app.
Sign-in with your WordPress account Connect your blog to the app
If the process fails at Sign in (Step 3), it means that the authentication on the blog is not connected with the authentication on WordPress. The app authenticates you using standard WordPress API which does not know about your blog.
You may need to have Jetpack 1.9 installed on your self-hosted blog and a WordPress.com account that links to your self-hosted blog.
Here is a link to get started http://jetpack.me/about/
FAQ for your reference.

FAQ

Who’s behind Jetpack?

Jetpack is hand crafted by the fine folks at Automattic, makers of WordPress.com.

Who should install Jetpack?
Anyone who’s hosting their own WordPress-powered site and wants to take advantage of the awesome features that Jetpack provides.

(Do you blog on WordPress.com? Then you don’t need Jetpack! All this great stuff is already bundled into your site.)

What do I need to install Jetpack?
Only two things:
1. A self-hosted WordPress site running version 3.8 or later
2. A WordPress.com account

Jetpack installs just like any other plugin. Some hosting providers even auto-install Jetpack with WordPress, saving you the trouble.

Once you install Jetpack, you’ll be prompted to connect it to WordPress.com—since Jetpack’s features harness the power of the WordPress.com cloud, you need a way to link up with those resources. If you don’t have a WordPress.com account already, you’ll can create one during the connection process. Setup is an easy, 30-second process.

For more detail on Jetpack’s system requirements, check out our Jetpack Support page.

Is Jetpack Free?
Jetpack is and always will be free. Installation is free and doesn’t require you to enter any payment information. (Some individual Jetpack features may require payment in the future, but they’ll be the minority, and we’ll let you know about them well in advance.)

I already use a plugin that is now part of Jetpack, like WordPress.com Stats. Should I keep using it?
As we upgrade each of our individual plugins to be a part of Jetpack, we’ll prompt you to switch over to the new, Jetpack-powered version. Don’t worry about upgrading, we’ll automatically take care of carefully switching over all of your settings and options so that it’s the smoothest experience possible. Once you’ve installed Jetpack, you can remove the older versions of those plugins.

Is this related to Mozilla’s Jetpack project?
Mozilla Jetpack is a wonderful but entirely unrelated open source project run by Mozilla Labs, which, if you know HTML/CSS/JavaScript, makes it easier than ever to improve Firefox. Don’t worry; we checked with them beforehand to make sure our use of the Jetpack name wouldn’t step on any toes.

Download the latest version of Jetpack.

 If you face issues in connecting your blog, let us know