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Iphone app not connecting (61 posts)

  1. digisam
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I downloaded the iPhone app. Tried to run it but had to upgrade blog.

    Did so, and blog is running fine, but when i add the blog then hit save i get the spinning dial thing, then goes back to main screen and crashes.

    Then when i open the app, it stays on the spinning dial and nothing happens. No error messages.

    I tried with wrong passwords and urls and it notifies me those are not correct.

    Any ideas?

    Next step would be to install a new wordpress on my server, and then import the old database and related files manually.

    Thanks

  2. casedsgn
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the exact same problem. But a clean install doesn't seem to do the trick. I wiped my WordPress install completely from the server and installed a clean version of 2.6. I uninstalled the iPhone app and re-installed it as well. XML-RPC is enabled via the Wp-admin. Still no luck.

  3. digisam
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok, think we will just have to wait for an update.

    Not sure what else to try, if you tried a full wipe and that didn't work i am reluctant to. As the blog itself is working fine.

  4. casedsgn
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok digisam,
    I went and got a new 3G iPhone this morning (I was on a 2G iPhone running 2.0 software). Then I re-installed all my applications, including wordpress. I get the Exact same problem. Add a blog correctly > Crash > Restart the app and I get the spinning progress wheel next to the blog name. I let it go for about 4 hours with no luck.

    I'm not sure what to do, other than be disappointed and move on. I hope someone has an answer soon.

  5. catheril
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm also having the same problem. Updated blog working fine, forever spinning iPhone app. Have tried deleting and re-installing iPhone app, but am also reluctant to do another re-install of WordPress.

    Anyone have any ideas?

  6. monsterzero
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You might want to try and disable your plugins and see if it works. I did that and it solved my problem (I couldn't add my blog in the iphone app).

    For me the offending plugin was the AMM - Amazon Media Management Extension (ver1.5).

  7. digisam
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    YAY!!!!!

    Fixed it.

    When i upgraded my categories were lost. Following this helpful guide:
    http://blog.cumps.be/wordpress-26-upgrade-fix-missing-categories/ gave me my categories back.

    And then i tried it and bam, straight in

    Happy Sam :)

  8. digisam
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    ...spoke too soon

    i can get into it but when i choose a category for a new post, the program crashes

    Ho hum, not sure what else to try, must have something to do with the categories, was a bit confusing. Ended up removing my Link Categories and adding them again.

  9. digisam
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    in phpmyadmin i had some rogue category rows in the wp_term_taxonomy table

    I removed these (had no other ideas to try)

    And then i tried the iphone, it crashed again when i tried to view the categories "drop down"

    I removed the blog from the iphone and added it again, and success, it worked (for now)

  10. catheril
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yay!! it's working for me too. I followed the helpful guide and after a delete of the blog from the phone and a re-install, I'm up and running (so far!). Thanks for finding the link!

  11. xtello
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi.

    I just installed the latest version of WP in my 3G iPhone, but I can’t add my Blog: blogs.strat-cons.com.

    There’s this message which keeps appearing: "We could not find the XML-RPC service for your blog…"

    I'm running with 2.6 and the XLM RPC switch is ON

    What does this mean? How can I solve it?

    Tnaks in advance.
    Regards

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm seeing the same xmlrpc error but only when I prepend http:// to the url. If I do not prepend it I get the same vague error 5 that I saw before. Checking the apache logs, it appears that the folder that the software is requesting is incorrect for some reason. This is a new install of WP with the newest version of the app as of this writing. I'm still digging, at least I think I know what is causing the error (wrong path). Has anyone else seen this?

    nb

  13. Karen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @buraglio - I am having the exact same problem as you and xtello. My XMLRPC file is right there (my site is my blog) but the WordPress app simply will not find it.

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @Karen/@buraglio

    I am having the same problem. I wish we could fix it.

  15. tryphoon
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I seem to have the exact same problem.
    In my case, I am running 3 blogs from the same domain name (one under www, 2 under subdomains). The one blog that is failing is the blog written mainly in French (or non english). I am wondering if this could be the cause.

    I am seeing the exact same errors. I'll try all tricks suggested on the page.

    I wish we could really debug iPhones app...

  16. tryphoon
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Actually.. I just solved it!!!

    It was the theme I used for my site (Called Velle Elle). I have restored the theme to the default one and.. VOILA! Working like a charm!

  17. Karen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I tried disabling my themes and plugins but it still didn't work.

    I emailed support from the iPhone app webpage (http://iphone.wordpress.org), and worked with someone there. He says it looks like it's probably a mod_security or other type of Apache settings issue.

    I've forwarded it to my server host, so I guess if whatever he does works I'll report back here.

  18. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Restoring my theme from modmat to the default doesn't resolve the issue, but I'm pretty sure it's not the iphone app. It's likely a misconfiguration of something on my side. I am unable to use the XMLRPC interface with other applications (non-iphone) as well so it is likely something local. I am, however, able to use the XMLRPC interface for a movable type blog on the same host under the same domain/directory structure.
    Trying to publish a google document to the wordpress xmlrpc access logs appear to be normal:

    64.233.178.136 - - [06/Aug/2008:08:43:30 -0500] "POST /blah/wordpress/xmlrpc.php?rnd1529036643=1790381435 HTTP/1.0" 200 182

    but I get an error that claims an "unexpected response". I'll keep chipping away at it, if anyone sees anything blatantly obvious that I've missed please feel free to point it out =)

    nb

  19. rbernabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Im having the same exact problem with only one of my self-hosted blogs. My other blog (which is hosted on the same server) works fine. The only difference between the two is the wordpress version. The blog that works with the iPhone app is running on WP 2.5.1, while the non-working blog is on the latest 2.6.

    Clearly can't be anything with apache on my end...

    I SO can't wait to start blogging with this app, can't wait to get this solved!

    Update: Sorry, forgot to add that I also messed around a bit last night. I followed the new directions added to the FAQ page on iphone.wordpress.net regarding the XML-RPC stuff. I tried loading the URL located in the RSD meta tag per the instructions - http://example.com/xmlrpc?rsd. It takes like 20 seconds for it to load on my 2.6 install, while it loads instantly on my 2.5.1 install. So perhaps the iPhone app is timing out before the page is returned?

  20. rbernabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I tried a couple more things without success:

    1) disabled all plugins
    2) changed to default theme

    No go. I keep checking this thread with my fingers crossed :)

  21. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I also disabled all plugins and changed back to the default theme to simplify troubleshooting, I then went through the FAQ pages to check the RSD and all comes out as expected. At this point I may install a fresh test version of WP and see if that works. My only potentially relevant clue is an error in my log file:

    [Tue Aug 05 20:34:24 2008] [error] [client x.x.x.x] File does not exist: /services/www/xxxx.com/www/data/xxxx.com

    Where the xxxx.com at the end should not be there.

    ::shrugs::
    I'd much rather stick with WP than move back to Movable Type.

    nb

  22. Joseph Scott
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    We've had a few bug reports on blogs not setting up correctly. We're still trying to pin down the exact cause, one item that still might be suspect is language. Any of you using a non-English setting?

  23. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Mine is English.

  24. rbernabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    English for me as well.

  25. beerorkid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    English multiple blogs hosted on same server, all 2.6. Last version worked fine for my main blog and others. After update main blog gets xmlrpc error while others are fine.

    Went in and tested the RDS and all good there. Removed some password protected dir's.

    Thinking something in the update messed it up.

    Still a great app and I bet this will get figured out.

  26. Karen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @josephscott: Mine is English.

    My fiance and I worked on the server to try and figure out the problems. We found that it takes about 3 minutes for the xmlrpc.php?rsd file to load; it also doesn't appear in the apache access log until then. The app must time out before it pulls up the page. If I pull up the xmlrpc page, it pulls up immediately and says "XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only" like the iPhone app FAQ says.

    mod_security is not installed, so that's not the problem.

    Server info:
    Apache v2.0.52 - mod_security not installed
    mysql v5.0.51
    php v4.4.7

    Here's everything we did to try to speed up the loading of the file:
    - Restarted both apache and mysql
    - Checked and optimized all mysql tables
    - Recompiled php with explicitly specifying the inclusion of xmlrpc support

    We've googled countless queries to try and find a workaround, but to no avail. If anyone has any other suggestions, we'll try them.

    Until then, I'm using WPhone.

  27. Joseph Scott
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you are up to it you can help debug by using the iPhone SDK, grabbing the source code to the app and trying it out on the iPhone simulator (which comes with the SDK). I then use HTTP Scoop to watch the requests that the simulator makes to see where exactly it's failing and what the error is in the SDK console.

    There are a couple of different common failure points that I've been observing with problem blogs, and we are still trying to pin down what exactly the error is and how to best fix it.

  28. Karen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The SDK requires Leopard. I'm running 10.4.11. Yeah, I know - I need to upgrade! :)

  29. rbernabe
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Joseph - can I just grab the traffic for you from the server side? I can quickly and easily do a tcpdump/tcpflow and get you the output.

    Note however that I have already done this, and there's nothing going on that I see awry. I see the initial request for the xmlrpc.php page come in from the iPhone, but no response from the server. I have a hunch that the xmlrpc.php page just takes too long to load (like Karen said it takes like 3 minutes for me as well via my browser on my MacBook), and the iPhone app times out in waiting.

    Also note that my second blog (which I can add to my iPhone) is running 2.5.1 and the xmlrpc.php page loads instantly in the browser on my Mac.

    Thanks

  30. beerorkid
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there any way to get the previous version?
    It worked fine for me, but the new one is getting the xmlrpc error.

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