Using MarsEdit with WordPress.com

I’ve been using MarsEdit to blog… forever. And I wanted to continue doing so now that I’ve moved to WordPress.com to host Blankbaby (which I’m going to write about more soonish). Sadly, it just wasn’t working. I’d enter my password and it would just keep prompting me for a password.

I tried some Googling and couldn’t find an answer, so I thought I would check the Red Sweater support page. Lo and beold there’s an article with the not very googlable title of WordPress.com Authentication that has a solution.

Basically, if you’re a paid WordPress.com user and want to blog using MarsEdit you need to get an application password and use that instead of your WordPress.com password.

I followed the instructions and I’m writing this very post in MarsEdit!


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