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  1. erogers
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Does anyone know of a good Mac OS X program for posting/editing to WordPress? NetNewsWire is often mentioned, but I could never get it to see WP categories, and now especially not multiple categories. Kung-Log is also mentioned a lot, but it is unavailable while the developer re-writes it as a new program. Any other suggestions?

  2. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I used iBlog a few times a year or so ago.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Damn, Kung-Log is gone for the time being? I should have kept a backup copy myself. Well, there's a new solution called BlogWorks at this place: http://homepage.mac.com/soapdog/blogworks/index.html
    Haven't checked it myself yet, but will later on.
    Stephan

  4. erogers
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    BlogWorks is OK, but it didn't blow my skirt up or anything. And it doesn't support multiple categories.

  5. Cena
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    *blow my skirt up* Sorry...nothing useful here, but that cracked me up.

  6. MisterX
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Kung-Log is now called ecto
    If anyone is using it successfully to post to a WP blog, let me know! :)

  7. aris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    BlogWorks did'nt post the title !
    iBlog did'nt work with recent WP releases : lot of XMLRPC error messages
    Kung-Log can post, but not editing previous posts... but I did'nt try the new "ecto" version
    I'm steel seeking for a good Mav blogging App :-?

  8. Amy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Mister X, I tried to use ecto's latest version but I got an error:
    Query:
    {blogid = 1; password = ******; username = xxxx; }
    Response:
    {
    "/FaultCode" = 1;
    "/FaultString" = "Unknown method";
    "/kWSHTTPResponseMessage" = <NSCFType: 0x1ce1c00>;
    "/kWSResultIsFault" = 1;
    }
    when I try to make an attempt to refresh Categories. I don't know if it's my side of problem or WP's or ecto's. I'd love it to hear if there's any solution to this because I'm a Mac user.
    Also, when I try to go to /xmlrpc.php page and I got this error:
    faultCode 103 faultString XML error: no element found at line 1
    I don't know what that means. Hopefully, somebody can answer.

  9. Dougal Campbell
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It would be nice if ecto told you which method it was trying to call.
    Could you try something for me? Edit xmlrpc.php and turn logging on ($xmlrpc_logging = 1;). You'll need to make sure that your web server has permissions to write to the file "xmlrpc.log". Then recreate the problem, and get the resulting log file to me (make sure that your password isn't in the log first).

  10. Dougal Campbell
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I got in touch with the ecto developer, and based on his notes (plus my own observations once I started digging back into the code), I've fixed a whole slew of bugs in the WordPress XML-RPC support.
    Also, LaughingLizard let me remote control his Mac for a little while, so I was able to install ecto and give it a quick test. Things seemed to work fine for posting and editing.
    Matt has posted a new nightly with the changes. Give it a whirl and let me know how it works for you!

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just downloaded Ecto 1.0.5.1 for OS10.2.8 and checked it.
    Since the server refuses the access to the nightly build (it says Banned MIME Type: application/zip etc.), I simply replaced xmlrpc.php from CVS, the only file that was changed recently.
    And ... looks like it can't treat categories AT ALL : they just choose one (and only one) which have nothing to do with those selected.
    Then I used MetaWeblog API : doesn't work at all.
    1.0.5.1. with older version of xmlrpc is no use.
    I'll go back to 1.0.4 for a while.
    Hope someone has a good news about it...

  12. Kerim
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It is supposed to work with the Movable Type API - and it does, except for categories. I don't think this is an ecto problem, because I've been using ecto for a long time with both Nucleus and MT without any problem. I think that there is a bug in the XMLRPC code used in the latest nightly build of WordPress.

  13. Dougal Campbell
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Adriaan (the ecto developer) informed me about the category problems yesterday, and I was able to track them down and fix them. I commited more fixes to xmlrpc.php this morning.
    I still have some timestamp issues to work out, but the primary ecto issues should be ironed out now.

  14. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Great! I'll try the nightly build tomorrow.

  15. aeryn
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I wanted to say I d/l'ed version 1.0.5.2 and works well! I upgraded to WP 1.0.2. I'm grateful for this. I'm glad there's a developer who thinks of people who are on both 10.2 and 10.3. Keep it up.

  16. Kerim
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The latest nightly build fixes the category bug with ecto, but introduces (?) a new one. Now, when posting from ecto, posts are not properly assigned a "post slug", which means that if you are using permalinks for postname, they have no permalink!!! I have to go into the edit menu and add the post slugs manually after posting from ecto.
    Cheers.

  17. atmasphere
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ecto and nnw work for me... with categories... using a nightly from the other day 1.2 alpha

  18. ayteale
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    atmasphere: are you able to get ecto to upload an image?

  19. Kerim
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I haven't tried image upload yet, but posting and categories has been working for a while. You do have to wait a little after posting as the page seems to dissappear for a while while WP does its thing, then it reappears with the changes. The bigger problem I'm having is with the fact that two ecto features seem disabled with WP:
    (1) It doesn't convert line breaks in preview.
    (2) The list view doesn't allow me to ctl-click to view in the browser.
    I was able to modify the template to show the preview (apart from line breaks), you just need to make sure that where the content is you use the Movable Type content tag rather than the WP tag in the preview template. Like so:
    <div class="post">
    <div class="storycontent">
    <$BODY$>
    </div>
    </div>

  20. InsultsUnpunished
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Has anybody got the latest story on ecto support? I choose the MT API and it appears to retrieve the information but it won't list the posts. It blows up with the Blogger API and MetaWeblog API. I'm simply pointing it to the xmlrpc.php file in the root of my site.

  21. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    InsultsUnpunished, there were some issues with ecto and XML-RPC in our last release that are fully addressed in the upcoming 1.2 release.

  22. ayteale
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    allusion....will the image upload be working in ecto with 1.2...I am using a nightly Apr30th and it is not.
    Thanks

  23. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm using the latest beta release (not nightly) and ecto 1.1.2. I definitely see a problem manually modifying the timestamp from w/in ecto. I am able to post w/multiple categories, but can not retrieve the list of recent posts to edit directly from the server. I have not tried uploading an image.
    Let me know what I can do to help with this development.

  24. jrichard
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If anyone's interested, here I posted some "hack" to make ecto 1.1.4 and WordPress 1.2 Delta work together for some stuff.
    WordPress 1.2 Delta and ecto 1.1.4

  25. lrivers
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The only thing that is not working for me with WP1.2 and Ecto 1.1.7 is that ecto is not finding all the posts that I made using the web interface. Other than that is works great.

  26. somefool
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    The next netnewswire will support wp.

  27. elmsblog
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I came to wordpress after using iBlog. It was ok, but not that cool. So, my questions, is why would anyone want to blend the 2? Isn't WP much better?
    Yes, I am a newbie, so this is probably a dumb and basic question. What do you gain from using something other than WP to post to your WP site?
    Thanks.

  28. lane
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    elmsblog: For connectivity reasons (your on a lappy and don't have an internet connection at the time) and easier editing of copy in more of a WYSIWYG environment. Also, using tools like NetNewsWire [Pro], it allows one environment with all your newsfeeds, notes, posts etc so you can keep track of what you are writing in your blog.

  29. fridgemagnet
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Don't know if this has been mentioned here (I've not managed to find it) but there are still problems with timestamps in WP 1.2 and the latest ecto - apparently if your server and client are in different timezones. I observed it myself and from the ecto forums it seems that other people have too.
    Basically it seems that everything works fine when configuring it as an MT blog, except that when you post the entry is set to local server time ignoring any modifier, e.g. when I post from the US to my UK server things appear five hours in the future.

  30. nsxpower
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ecto 1.1.7 works like a charm except for lack of a working file upload and time stamp issue can be annoying when eiditing old entries.

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