wordpress app for iPad

Good news for all bloggers with an iPad. For me the most important functionality: blogposts can be written, saved and edited without an Internet connection. Means: write your post on the go and publish them later!

quick fix for wp-syntax’ plugin wrong html-entitiy escaping

In the last bog post, I run into trouble with the escaping of html entities of the wp-syntax plugin:

As you can see, the ‘<‘and ‘>’ are escaped again leading to a wrong behaviour.

The quick yet dirty way to fix that is to usescape them by yourself and set the escaped attribute to true:

<pre lang=”php” escaped=”true”>
&lt;?php
echo “correctly ecaped html entities”;
?&gt;
</pre>

WordPress updated (refresh this page if displayed wrong!)

WordPress has a very simple and convenient automatic updating process. But for making this process work, you need a working ftp server on your server and the filesystem permission for that user to access your htdocs-folder on your system. Furthermore, some lines in wp-copnfig.php are needed:

define('FTP_HOST', 'ftp://localhost');
define('FTP_USER', 'my_username');
define('FTP_PASS', 'my_password');
define('FTP_BASE', '/path/to/my_web_root/');
define('FTP_CONTENT_DIR', '/path/to/my_web_root/wordpress/wp-content/');
define('FTP_PLUGIN_DIR', '/path/to/my_web_root/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/');

With all these settings, the update is just one click away!

syntax highlighting with WP-syntax

WP-Syntax highlights your code embedded in your posts. It supports a wide range of languages! Do not forget to embed the <pre/> node in HTML rather than in Visual!

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Get it here: WP-Syntax

WordPress installed, blog opened

My first blog entry. Just managed to install wordrpess. It is not that easy as they claim…

For mobile blogging, they provide a iPhone application. It requires the actiavtion of RPCs. Not tested yet, but seems to work.