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'Press It' OS X Dashboard Widget (23 posts)

  1. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I was wondering if any mac users out there were interested in a Press It widget for their Mac OS X Tiger dashboard. I was thinking of making one for myself and wondered if anyone else thought it's a good idea. It probably wouldn't be that hard...

  2. Usayd
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You mean so you could Blog to wordpress from Dashboard? That would be great! Keep me updated with that!

  3. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    exactly! I'll keep everyone updated from this thread, i guess :)

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Care to include a copy of Tiger with it?? ;-)

  5. There is a similar a widget for the Blogger API, which is what WordPress uses, here: http://dashblog.theonelab.com/

    But, a WordPress-only one wouldn't hurt.

  6. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    whoa, that works seamlessly already. It's great! However, it doesn't look great and I could make it more WordPress-y. I'll try porting that to wordpress-only. Nice pointer, macmanx!

  7. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Eh, it seems that Dashblog is perfect. For a quick tutorial:

    Setup for WordPress:

    Blog Type = Self-run via BloggerAPI
    API URL = http://yourexampleblog.com/xmlrpc.php
    User Name = *Your User Name*
    Password = *Your Password*
    Leave Form Open = *Whatever you desire*

    That should get you blogging from your OS X dashboard to your WordPress blog! Woohoo

    [edit]
    Also, a quick tip: if you want all of your posts to go into a specific category (wordpress's default takes you to 'general'), then go to your xmlrpc.php file in your wordpress root, and right near the top (line 13), it allows you to establish a default category. Default is:

    $post_default_category = 1;

    You can change that by putting changing '1' to the ID of your preferred category. If you don't know what the ID is, go to Admin Panel > Manage > Categories, and look for the ID.

    [/edit]

  8. kyleposey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Are there any *other* blogging widgets available for WordPress?

  9. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nope, not that I know of...but I was considering developing my own based on this one. Why, is there anything you particularly dislike or something?

  10. It looks like there's a new kid on the block. RapidMetaBlog (Mac OS X Dashboard Widget): http://staff.cofa.unsw.edu.au/blojsom/blog/nigelkersten/scripts/2005/05/01/RapidMetaBlog_Dashboard_Widget.html

  11. kyleposey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I developed a *WordPress Only* widget based off DashBlog and was wondering if was worth sharing with other WordPress users. (and where to release it... )

  12. Excellent! That is definitely worth sharing (though some may ask if you wouldn't mind porting it to other blogging platforms as well).

    If I were you, I would host it on my site and release/announce it here in these forums, and at the following locations:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Weblog_Client
    http://codex.wordpress.org/XML-RPC_Support (Don't ask me why we have two of these, they'll probably be combined in a later date.)
    http://www.dashboarddev.com/
    http://www.dashboardexposed.com/
    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/

  13. morysulf
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yeah, that would be perfect to get a widget optimized for WordPress.
    I tried the RapidMetaBlog, but being a newbie, I can't figure out what to put as "Publish URL".

    I tried to find info on this in descriptions of the MetaWeblog API description, but didn't find anything to make sense of.

    Anyways, being able to write quick posts from the widget would be great.

    So, please, either post your own widget or, if this is easier and faster, maybe someone could tell me how to use RapidMetaBlog in conjunction with WordPress.

  14. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok the Publish URL is the xmlrpc.php uri. (uhh...what?) The xmlrpc file is in the root of your wordpress folder (the main folder)

    So, if my blog were http://blog.jalenack.com , then my Publish URL would be http://blog.jalenack.com/xmlrpc.php ... that should get you started, I really like that widget as well..

  15. morysulf
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Works perfectly ! Thanks - I never stop to be amazed by what's possible with a bit of open source , even for a newbie.

  16. morysulf
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    btw, retrieval of categories works as well with the widget....

  17. kyleposey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just put WordPressDash widget on my site. I appreciate any feedback that anyone has to offer.

  18. royng
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Great widget!

    But when a user enters the wrong xml-rpc address or user information the widget do not display an error.

    When you click on done it will just stay there maybe you can have an error message telling the user.

  19. erinleighross
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    works great morysulf... wonder if you could have options for posting to more than one blog in a dropdown...? i.e. I have two wordpress blogs on erinandryan.ca...

    finally dashboard has a seeming USE for me :)

  20. kyleposey
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you go to the WordPressDash site and fill out the feedback form, I'll be sure to email you when I put some more error handling in the widget. I've gotten great feedback so far, and I will probably be integrating it pretty soon.

  21. patrickw
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Could someone port one to Konfabulator. I was working on one but it well.. never worked.

  22. klu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i'm new to WordPress. i finally got it running. php is totally new to me. i'm so proud that i got it up. i'm happy that i can post from my dashboard with the WordPress Dash widget. BUT how do i upload images from the widget? is that possible? what about links? why can't i post links? what's the best way?

  23. richardhenry
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WordPress Dash is f'ugly as hell though, and doesn't have many features. I would love to see someone come up with something else, even if it doesn't have more features... the only thing that's holding me back from WordPress Dash is how 'un pretty' and 'un os x' it is.

    Go for it :-)

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