Archive for December, 2010

WordPress iPad App – Failed Login Problem

// December 7th, 2010 // 2 Comments » // Web

After a considerable time failing to add this blog to the WordPress iPad app, I finally spotted a comment on a forum pointing out that it requires XML-RPC to work.  So if you are having the same intensely frustrating rejections every time you try and add your site, you fix it like this:

  1. Log in to the admin console via the web
  2. Click on Writing (under Settings)
  3. At the bottom of the page, check the XML-RPC checkbox and hit Save.

Now when you start up the app it should be able to authenticate you.

This is the kind of bug that is pretty unneccessary, and will doubtless put off a lot of new users.  How hard is it to point out such a basic requirement whenever the app fails to find an XML-RPC uri active on the site?

After 2 mins of using the app I’ve been dumped out by crashes twice and find a lot of  the setup, but will persevere as I’d love to be able to draft blog posts on the bus home and save them offline…