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decryption
31st March 2007, 08:32 PM
With the MacTalk blog coming very soon, I'm looking into how I will actually make these damned posts anyways.
Are there any apps that can post to a Wordpress blog for me, so I don't have to constantly type within a browser window?

iSlayer
31st March 2007, 08:37 PM
Mars Edit (http://www.red-sweater.com/marsedit/) seems to be quite popular. Havent used it myself so im not sure what its like.

queraxus
31st March 2007, 08:55 PM
I've recently started using Mars Edit, and it is very easy to use. Prefer it to ecto.

mvjs
31st March 2007, 09:17 PM
I think MarsEdit is pretty much the gold standard on Mac OS X.

Currawong
31st March 2007, 09:25 PM
Yes, there's a simple way, learn Markdown Syntax (http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax) as it's included with Wordpress. It basically turns very straightforward text marking into html.

arkenstone
3rd April 2007, 01:53 PM
Yes, there's a simple way, learn Markdown Syntax (http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax) as it's included with Wordpress. It basically turns very straightforward text marking into html.

"Flock" is a browser with a LOT of blog/flickr plugins to made life easier.

I've not spent much time in it but I've read a lot of good things. Based on Mozilla. Praps worth checking out?

kyte
4th April 2007, 03:28 PM
With the MacTalk blog coming very soon, I'm looking into how I will actually make these damned posts anyways.
Are there any apps that can post to a Wordpress blog for me, so I don't have to constantly type within a browser window?

I use Ecto (http://ecto.kung-foo.tv/) from time to time. I find it works perfectly with wordpress, if you give it the right info (it doesn't always detect the API type correctly)

tcn33
4th April 2007, 03:47 PM
I use ecto linked to NetNewsWire - just hit Post to Weblog from NNW and away you go. As kyte says, it plays well with WP as long as you have it set up correctly.

kyte
4th April 2007, 04:00 PM
I use ecto linked to NetNewsWire - just hit Post to Weblog from NNW and away you go. As kyte says, it plays well with WP as long as you have it set up correctly.

Sighhh. Having said that... I had not used it for about 30 posts... and right now, although it seems to be able to access the blog just fine, its having a lot of trouble updating to sync the computer with the web posts. Can't seem to get the categories (I've added some since last I blogged from Ecto). Not sure what the solution is.

[edit] Solved. The upgrade from 2.4.1 to 2.4.2 for some reason reset all my API information. A word to the wise... ecto wants your wordpress blog to use Moveabletype. This is not correct. It needs to be Metaweblog.