Courtesy of Dave Winer – a really interesting little utility:
The format is OPML, which has many other uses. #
It’s provided under the MIT license.#
[From WordPress-to-OPML source]
I’m having a problem with my WordPress installation and Xmlrpc publishing as of late last week, where I’m now getting a error message from all my XmlRpc editors whenever I try publishing anything.
Off to do some debugging.
From Ecto :
and the console log is rather uninformative
As our own servers were down for most of Christmas due to the power outage – I tried out a new blogging platform – Ghost.
You can find my Ghost blog here.
So far all I can say is that it looks nice – is easy to use for text blogging, but is clearly a work in progress on all other fronts. So it will not be my main blogging platform any time soon.
Hm! One of my barriers to blogging is the lack of offline editing facilities in Drupal 7 – so I am still using Drupal 6 for this blog.
I have for many years used Ecto (and a few such tools under IOS) to do all my editing of web posts, but in Drupal 7 the blogapi module was removed from the core code – and even though there has been a bit of preliminary work done to provide a new module for proper XMLRCP access using the blogging protocols this has still not been released in a usable state.
So I have 2 options – writing the code myself – or moving to a different blogging system….
I have signed up to a Flickr Pro account for several reasons :
– To have a external backup of our photos
– To let me use Flickr as a proxy for serving images for the blog(s)
Normally all photos go into iPhoto – so this seems to be one of the sensible “hubs” for exporting to FLickr from, but the only direct plugin I could find was a “pay for” piece of software – until I thought of PixelPipe, which has a client for the iPhone, and a plugin for iPhoto.
This plugin lets me set up a “pipe” to export directly into my FLickr account – this way (in addition to a lot of other functionality – including direct upload to Gallery on our server):
The next step is to integrate this into the blog – and as Ecto has a Flickr Helper function this works out quite nicely :
And as a finale – the Pixelpipe iPhone app lets me upload to all this places directly from the iPhone.