Just received the following comment on another blog (verbatim):

I had organise a WordPress 2.0 Theme Design Competition for the very first time. You can check it out at http://kcyap.com/?p=47

I am happy if you can help me to blog about it and send me the link to your entry or you can add your blog link entry to my comment. Im looking forward to get an email from you.


That comment is verbatim, including errors. I checked out the blog and it seems like this might be valid but WP 2.0 isn’t even an official released version yet, so I’m wondering about this one.

Anybody else know about this? Also, when is 2.0 coming out officially instead of through the CVS?


I just installed Dave’s OPML Editor on the Mac and then went do download the WordPress.Root and Safari kept wanting to save it as a text file. So I went over to my Windows machine and zipped up the WordPressROOT file and then downloaded from Safari there.

Next, I copied over the WordPress.root file to FINDER->Applications->OPML->apps->Tools directory, per Dave’s instructions. Then it was a matter of choosing the red O in the dock and selecting the menu above:

From here, it was the same as on Windows. Fill out the default values for this blog (username, password and url) and then for my Mac Mode blog which is the other place I’ve been testing this out at today. Now let’s save this and see how it works here.

Testing OPML editor with multiple blogs installed. Guess the title kind of covers this one.

Seems like I wasn’t the only one working away at fixing this problem. Cori’s solution is available here which is essentially replacing your WordPress xmlrpc.php file with the one he modified on line 518 and 519 by adding trim to the user login and password in the MetaWeblogAPI section.

Tried to get working with a second non wordpress.com blog — a wordpress.org blog running on one of our servers and kept receiving 403 bad user/pass combination. Still working through this one.

It seems like Cori is having similar problems.

Took some screenshots of the XMLRPC log files with the unsuccessful OPML Editor attempt:

and a successful attempt using zoundry:

Dave, if you are reading this, it looks like an encoding issue from the OPML Editor as all other parameters being passed are good (username/password).

Testing including my turkey drawing from my TabletPCBlogs blog (cool, when you close the link, it automatically creates the hyperlink). Now here is the drawing itself:

. Now this image might be broken because I need to add this blog to the accepted call list in the htaccess.

Yup, that’s what happened.

testing OPML Editor

November 24, 2005

Testing out posting to WordPress.com through Winer’s OPML Editor. Instructions are here: here. A very helpful screencast is here by Raymond (thanks!).

OPML Editor + WordPress

November 23, 2005

Dave Winer is working on incorporating functionality to post via the metaweblogAPI to WordPress powered blogs with his OPML Editor:

I am using the editor to write this post. That’s a good sign. It’s quite primitive, note that I have to enter the HTML code to start a new paragraph. But the basic connection is there, using the Metaweblog API, and the next steps will be adding new features to make things a bit more automatic, and perhaps easier to set up.

He’s also working on a server version of the OPML Editor where you can host your own OPML Editor-powered blog. It is a different blogging experience using his editor. Takes a bit to get used to. He has a version for Macs now too.

Seems like we both like the same template too. I sure hope there is more template customization allowed in the future otherwise a lot of blogs are going to look the same just like MSN Spaces (although there are many other templates available for Spaces).