WordPress for i-phone – part deaux

Thank you to all of you kind souls who are sending me all sorts of helpful links:

Q: I get an “XML-RPC Service for you blog cannot be found” error but I have XML-RPC enabled, what do I do ?
A: First ensure that you’ve typed in the URL correctly. If it’s correct, and you are on self-hosted WordPress, verify that xmlrpc.php is functioning properly. Locate your RSD meta tag by viewing-source on your blog. It will look similar to this:
<link rel=”EditURI” type=”application/rsd+xml” title=”RSD” href=”http://example.com/xmlrpc.php?rsd” />
Next follow the link, http://example.com/xmlrpc.php?rsd, and make sure it resolved to an XML file. Locate the WordPress api item:
http://example.com/xmlrpc.php
And lastly, load that apiLink value into your browser. If everything is setup correctly, you should see this message: “XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.”

Q: I followed the XML-RPC verification steps above, but I get a different message, now what ?
A: Check with your hosting provider or sys admin to see if permissions or other issues are causing the error. If you receive a “Precondition Failed” that is most likely a mod_Security issue discussed here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/130095

Q: I checked the RSD and XML-RPC and everything is fine but I still get error and/or can’t add my blog, now what ?
A: Another common issue that can cause errors with the App is invalid characters.  The easiest way to check is to go here: http://validator.w3.org and type in the URL of your WordPress site.  If you get a response such as “… one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8″ that is most likely what is causing the iPhone App to have trouble with your site

None of these are true but my goodness me, I did the validator thing – look at this scary thing.

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Femmamulqueeny.wordpress.com%2F&charset=(detect+automatically)&doctype=Inline&group=0&user-agent=W3C_Validator%2F1.591

Anyone out there who understands all this, please do explain.

Oh and by the way: THIS IS NOT FUN!!!

I got all excited, and then…

… here look at this: http://iphone.wordpress.org/

Well, when I saw that I got terribly excited and downloaded the app – thinking this is the answer to my blogger’s block (aka having nothing at all worth saying) – I can just chunter away whilst on the move and it will all be marvellous.

The next post – this one – was going to be from my iphone.

Any road, as always happens to me ‘n technology/apps/cool stuff, I entered my blog url, username and password as requested and bang:

We could not find the XML-RPC service for your blog. Please check your network connection and try again. If the problem persists, please visit “iphone.wordpress.org” to report the problem.

*sigh* usual feeling of disappointment

Right, check the network – all cool.

Best just go and report the problem, could be teething issues. Hit the Support pages: Page fail. Try again. Page fail.

Patience and love for all things WordPress and iphone: Kaput

Moan moan moan moan

It is a good idea though

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