Archive for the 'WordPress' Category

WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg, and MarsEdit

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Congratulations to the open source WordPress team on the release of WordPress 5.0: Bebo. Although WordPress’s versioning scheme doesn’t place significance on the “round number” versions, this update happens to include a major rethinking of the default web-based WordPress editor, which they call “Gutenberg.” What’s the Big Deal? The fundamental change in WordPress 5.0 is […]

The Future for Tumblr and MarsEdit

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

MarsEdit’s history with Tumblr has been long and bittersweet. Starting with a December, 2008 post in which I encouraged Tumblr to add fundamental support for apps like MarsEdit to their API: There are relatively simple changes that Tumblr can make to their API to facilitate an acceptable user experience not only from MarsEdit, but from […]

WPEngine Authentication Issues

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Over the past few months I’ve received a handful of support inquiries from MarsEdit customers who have trouble logging into their WPEngine-hosted WordPress blog, after initially typing the wrong username or password into MarsEdit’s authentication panel. Normally when MarsEdit tries to connect to a blog, it reacts to authentication failures by putting up a simple […]

Prematurely Published Drafts

Friday, February 19th, 2016

A WordPress bug was brought to my attention in which changing the publish status of a post from “Draft” to “Published”, while also giving the post a specific date, for example to schedule it for the future, would cause the post to be unexpectedly published immediately, instead of scheduled for the future date. I looked […]