I’ve released another update of my XML-RPC modernization plug-in for WordPress. This release incorporates the work from Ticket #18429, and adds new wp.newPost, wp.editPost and wp.deletePost methods. With these new methods, full CRUD capabilities for posts of any type (posts, pages, and any registered custom post types) are available through XML-RPC.
As a birthday present to myself, I’m finally launching a redesign of maxcutler.com. Read More…
After half a year of complaining about the state of XML-RPC in WordPress, I’ve tried to get the stars aligned for some significant improvements in the next release (3.4). The 3.4 development cycle has just begun after the release of 3.3 last week, and I am currently on winter break until spring semester classes start on January 9. Some of the core developers have shown interest in seeing XML-RPC improved, so I hope to make their job easier by doing the legwork on patches.
As of today (12/22/2011), there are 72 open tickets in the WordPress core Trac XML-RPC component. While I’d love to see them all fixed, there is limited amount of time and so we must prioritize. This post represents my current priorities and plans. Read More…
Prior to the 3.0 release of WordPress, I often dismissed WordPress as “just a tool for blogging.” Much to the credit of the core developers and community, WordPress has become much better suited for projects that are more complex than reverse-chronological blogging.
But when I try to use WordPress as a CMS, one of my biggest remaining stumbling blocks is the difficulty of integrating with other systems.
As I discussed last time, the WordPress app for Windows Phone was recently updated for compatibility with the 7.5 (“Mango”) OS update. With that out of the way, I’d like to see the app undergo some UI/UX improvements to make it feel less like a ported Android app and more like a native Metro-style WP7 app.
The rollout of Windows Phone 7.5, codename “Mango”, began today. Over the next month, all owners of Windows Phone 7 devices should receive the upgrade to Mango, which brings a ton of new consumer-facing functionality. It also brings a healthy amount of new developer capabilities, including background agents, multiple live tiles, and more. Read More…
I learned a long time ago the value of backing up the important data on my computers. Using various tools, most of my files are backed up automagically, without any manual work as I go about my day-to-day business.
I’ve long wanted a similarly awesome way to back up my website/blog, without manually exporting the database and rsyncing the files. VaultPress sounds wonderful, but would cost more than actually hosting the site in the first place. A potential solution: save all site content in version control, including both database objects and files-on-disk.