WordPress for Your iPhone

If you use WordPress for all your blogging needs, and if you use the iPhone for all your phone/audio/video/mapping/calendering/pictures… needs, you may now marry the two technologies into one blissful unit.  Blog directly from your phone (including pictures both from your picture library and camera roll)!

First, make sure both your WordPress and iPhone are up to date (WordPress is up to version 2.6+ and iPhone is to version 2.1).  Next, download the WordPress iPhone application.  Then set up your account on your iPhone.  BAM!

Now, you can run in to problems with connecting to you blog.  Here’s the problem I had and the solution to fix it.  When I tried to connect, I got this error:

XML-RPC Service for you blog cannot be found

It’s easy enough to fix.  Do the following two steps:

  1. Make sure the following line is in your header file of your WordPress template:

    <link rel=”EditURI” type=”application/rsd+xml” title=”RSD” href=”http://example.com/xmlrpc.php?rsd” />

    Test the RSD link (http://www.yourblogurl.com/xmlrpc.php?rsd). If everything is setup correctly, you will see this message: “XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.” If so you are all set! If not, got to step 2.

  2. Add the following to your .htaccess file:

    <Files xmlrpc.php>
    SecFilterInheritance Off

This solved the “XML-RPC Service for you blog cannot be found” error for me. Many thanks to the WordPress Forum users.


1 Comment

  1. Miranda on 28 September 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Alas, I have no blogging needs (other than reading your awesomeness).

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