Posting via XMLRPC and the Weblog API
You can not only blog via the webbased blog editor, but also with the Weblog-XMLRPC API. We partly support the MoveableType specific API. It's not fully implemented, but the most important parts of the specs do work.
In the following steps, we show you, how to set up "ecto" for using with Flux CMS
Open the Account Editor:
Ecto should now have found the XMLRPC URL and the right API. See the screenshot below. If it doesn't find anything or the wrong values, just add the correct ones. It's important, that you choose the MoveableType API in the right drop down, the others do not really work. The accesspoint is the Blog URL + '/xmlrpc.xml'
If everything worked correctly, ecto wants to know the Username and Password (no screenshot ;) ), it's the same as you use for logging in to the admin and last but not least a name for that blog.
You can now start blogging with ecto. It is quite straight forward, so no special instructions are needed and the Help in Ecto itself is pretty extensive.
Using the tags feature of ecto
Since approx. version 2.3, ecto has a tags feature (see the ecto blog entry for details) and the Flux CMS blog plugin does also support that (for Flux CMS > 1.2, which is currently only the trunk branch from SVN).
But you have to adjust the templates in ecto a little, to make it work. Go to "Weblog" -> "Edit Templates", choose Tags, remove all the HTML code, so that just "$tags$" is in the template. The "Tag separator" should be a ", " (the default) and you have to choose "Put tags in:" "Keywords". Now you can use the tag feature of ecto with your Flux CMS. This procedure of adjusting the templates has to be done with every account you have.