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Im trying to connect to my Wordpress site (self hosted) through the Windows 8 app. First, after giving the account details, it show my site and ask me to Authorize. after authorizing, it say "Can't connect to the service". I have used several security plugins in wordpress like the Better WP Security. But they block the old method of connecting. I think Jetpack have added a new way. Is there anything wrong with my PC?

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Why are you connecting to your self-hosted WordPress using credentials? –  s_ha_dum Dec 26 '12 at 15:51
Its connected through Jetpack... On connecting, its asking for credentials –  EApubs Dec 28 '12 at 2:18
Are you able to connect to your WordPress (self-hosted) site with your credentials using any other apps which use XML-RPC? –  Sahas Katta Jan 2 '13 at 5:49
@SahasKatta Can you please tell me another app so I can try? –  EApubs Jan 2 '13 at 6:12
@SahasKatta I just tried the Android app. It doesn't use the credentials but let us give the site URL and the local user name password. That app connected successfully to my blog! –  EApubs Jan 2 '13 at 6:51

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I took a look at the WordPress app for Windows 8. It looks as though it is strictly built for, not self-hosted blogs.

The apps available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone on the other hand actually support both self-hosted installations and

Even though you integrated some services into your blog via JetPack, it unfortunately doesn't magically make it compatible.

Until the folks at Automattic update the Windows 8 app, I would suggest using either Word 2013 or Windows Live Writer if you are looking for a native blogging experience. Both of these programs support publishing to self-hosted WordPress installations out of the box.

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I think I can remember them announcing support for self hosted blogs also... –  EApubs Jan 3 '13 at 1:10
Nope. See my answer below and their store page details. –  Ciprian Jan 3 '13 at 13:32
No! Not MS Word; never use it! –  its_me Jan 7 '13 at 14:16

It's only for .com installations. Here's a quote from their store page:


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