Blogger

Getting started with Blogger

The Blogger modules allow you to watch, create, delete, revert, update, and publish the posts in your Blogger account.

Prerequisites

  • A Google account

In order to use Blogger with Make, it is necessary to have a Blogger account. You can login to Blogger using your Google account, you can create a google account at google.com.

Caution

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting the Blogger to Make

1. Go to Make and open the Blogger module's Create a Connection dialog.

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2. In the Connection name field, enter a name for the connection and click Continue.

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3. Select the account to login and confirm the dialog by clicking Allow.

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The connection has been established.

Triggers

Watch Posts

Triggers when a new post is added or an existing post is updated.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Blogger's account.

Blog

Select the blog where you want to create the post.

Status

Select the status of the post:

  • Only Live

  • Only Scheduled

  • Only Draft

Limit

Enter the maximum number of posts Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Actions

Create a Post

Creates and publishes a new post or creates a new post as a draft.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Blogger's account.

Blog

Select the blog where you want to create the post.

Title

Enter a name for the post.

Content

Enter the post content.

Status

Select the status of the post:

  • Live

  • Scheduled

  • Draft

Date Published

Enter the date and time when this post was published.

Labels

Enter the labels when the post was published.

Name

Enter the name for the post to geotag with a location.

Latitude

Enter the latitude of the location.

Longitude

Enter the longitude of the location.

Span

Enter the span details for the location's viewport.

Delete a Post

Permanently removes a post (the deleted post cannot be restored anymore).

Connection

Establish a connection to your Blogger's account.

Blog

Select the blog where you want to create the post.

Post ID

Enter the Post ID you want to delete.

Publish a Post

Publishes a draft post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Blogger's account.

Blog

Select the blog where you want to create the post.

Post ID

Enter the Post ID you want to publish.

Revert a Post

Reverts a published post to draft state.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Blogger's account.

Blog

Select the blog where you want to create the post.

Post ID

Enter the Post ID you want to revert.

Update a Post

Updates a published post.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Blogger's account.

Blog

Select the blog where you want to create the post.

Post ID

Enter the Post ID you want to update.

Title

Enter a name for the post.

Content

Enter the post content.

Status

Select the status of the post:

  • Live

  • Scheduled

  • Draft

Date Published

Enter the date and time when this post was published.

Labels

Enter the labels when the post was published.

Name

Enter the name for the post to geotag with a location.

Latitude

Enter the latitude of the location.

Longitude

Enter the longitude of the location.

Span

Enter the span details for the location's viewport.

Possible problems

Unable to update a post

The Update a post action does not allow to edit a draft (a post that's in progress). You can only update published posts.

The Watch posts trigger failed to download a post

The Blogger interface enables to download posts only assigned to one specific status. Blogger distinguishes three post statuses:

  • Post in progress (draft status)

  • Published post (live status)

  • Scheduled post (scheduled status)

If you'd like to monitor posts in more statuses, you'll need to create a separate scenario for each status.