Word 2013 errors out with "Word cannot register your account" when trying to publish to Wordpress from Word

1. How to use the blog template in Word 2013 to create a post for Wordpress?


2. How to handle the error "Word cannot register your account"?

On the screen "New Wordpress Account", for the Blog Post URL, enter"

https://yourblog.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php, instead of http//yourblog.wordpress.com/xmlrpc.php.