Step 1: Get a Blogger Account

Step 2: Setup a blogger account

Step 3: Setup Rapidblog

Step 4: Start Blogging

The first step to setting up a rapiblog is setting up a blogger account, it's free and only takes a few minutes to set up. Blogger is owned by Google and they won't spam you or otherwise abuse your email account.

If you setup a new account proceed to step 3. If you already have a blogger account there is one more step that may be required (see below)

RapidBlog requires a 'new style' blogger account, if your blogger account was first opened in 2006 or earlier and you don't remember switching it to a new style there is a good chance you need to switch it.

Fortunately switching to a new style is easy. Go to the blogger home page (http://www.blogger.com) and simply select 'switch now'

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Finally if you are not sure or you don't see the switch now button, go ahead and try it. If rapidblog works then you are good to go.
Now that you have a blogger account select 'create a blog' from the dashboard

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Then create your new blog.
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The blog title should be descriptive but the blog URL doesn't have to be. Just remember to write it down the blog URL (in this case All-About-Monkeys)

Next pick a template. If you want to use blogger to host the blog then pick one you like, if you are hosting it within Rapidweaver then you can ignore this for now (just keep the default)

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Add a RapidBlog to RapidWeaver and from the setup menu

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Make sure the 'Base URL:' is setup up and is correct (cmd-1 -> publishing)

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You can now blog from either RapidWeaver

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Or you can post from the Blogger interface

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Either way RapidBlog will synchronize the posts to show up in both Blogger and RapidWeaver

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