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Writing Blog Posts from the Commandline

I ran across a program that will allow you to manage your wordpress posts and pages from the commandline. Enter blogpost. I’m not sure just how often I may need or want to write blog posts from the commandline but, it’s nice to have the option. I can really see it being useful for scripting. Also, this post is more or less me just playing around since this simple test didn’t really let me experience it much. Blogpost uses AsciiDoc as it’s backend for the html formatting for the text that gets sent to WordPress. AsciiDoc has a specific markup syntax that I currently have no experience with but, cheat sheets such as this should be quite helpful. At least I’ve figured out how to emphasize and bold and even monospace as needed. The following image was even uploaded through blogpost. Pretty sweet, eh? The following artist list was added via a script and piped to this post. This list is the top five artists that I’ve listened to in the past seven days. The Walkmen,Bob Marle…

CLI Test post

This is a test using the cli program blogpost. I can only imagine what sort of scripting fun can be had with this. Still, I’m not sure if I will use it much but, you never know. Anyway, enough of this blah, blah. Let me test actually posting it. EDIT: # notetojpope: To properly insert links with asciidoc, format it as such url[linked text] and you should be good to go……

The EPIC first post - Re-revisited

I've only had this blog going for just over a year and have now successfully moved it to it's third platform. This recent move was mostly prompted because I really wanted to be able to use my tablet to work on posts and I've been hearing some good stuff about the OStatus plugin(s) for WordPress. Both of these points were proving to be a pain to get working on my previous Drupal base. So the first thing I did after installing WP in a dev location was to look for an easy way to pull in my blog posts and comments. It looked like it was quite easy to do if you were migrating from Drupal 6 but, I couldn't find much for an "easy" way with Drupal 7. I did come across this blog post which outlined how to move the posts over via sql. So, after playing with the queries there, I ended up with this script (slightly modified from what is posted there, using my actual db names & table prefixes) that I was able to run. I did have a few slugs (post URL's) that had to be edited manually so that if someone clicks an old li…

Another platform move

This is a quick update that I am planning to move my blog from a Drupal base to a Wordpress base fairly soon. I have a Wordpress install in dev currently and I am working on moving my blog posts over. I am hoping to not break the RSS feed for those of you who sub to the feed. The main reason for the move is as I had stated in this blog post when I was moving from Whird to Drupal: "I really wanted to go with WordPress, mostly due to the Android app." I've tried to get the Drupal app working many times, mostly it is needing XML-RPC working on the Drupal side of things. Seems that changes were made regarding this between D6 and D7 and there just hasn't been enough interest to get it working properly in D7. I have seen some work being done for D8 but, I don't want to move my install to 8 just yet. So, enough waiting for it, time for a move. Also, I guess it'd be a good opportunity for me to properly learn PHP and get involved to work on getting this working. Guess I'm just being lazy. :/ I've recently been play…

Upcoming Changes for jpope dot org

I’ve recently been playing around with different blogging/website platforms to see what other options are out there for me to use. Currently, jpope dot org is mostly a combination of Whird, Gallery3 and static HTML with many various subdomains for each section. I’d really like to simplify things and lighten the overall page-size which should enable an easier setup for mobile viewing. Seeing that ~6% of the visits to http://whird.jpope.org have been via mobile (according to my Piwik stats), I’d like to make sure that my entries are easily viewed on the devices. Overall visitors for 2011 (up to Oct 27th) OSVisitsPercentLinux47062.1%Win713217.4%WinXP607.9%Android374.9%MacOS354.6%WinVista101.3%Unknown70.9%iPhone30.4%iPad20.3%Maemo10.1%Total757100.0% After much playing with a few different options, mostly WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, I’ve decided that Drupal seems the best fit for me. I really wanted to go with WordPress, mostly due to the Android app. The ability to easily edit posts and moderate comments from m…