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Do I really need to write a WordPress API wrapper to check the status of “missed schedule” posts?

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/01/29

After years with “missed schedule” posts on (paid!) wordpress.com based sites, WordPress has documented that the scheduler officially does not support more than 100 posts:

[WayBackWarning: Please do not schedule more than 100 posts. Any posts scheduled beyond that amount will not be published.

In practice this is not fully true, so lets explain that a little.

Background

Imagine the list of scheduled posts as a list of posts to be posted anywhere from the near future (lets call that tail) until far in the future (for now head).

As long as you schedule posts in head to tail order, then there is no problem. You can schedule 100s of posts (usually I’ve between 700 and 1200 posts scheduled that way).

The problems appear when:

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Posted in *nix, Development, Missed Schedule, Monitoring, Power User, SocialMedia, Software Development, Uptimerobot, Web Development, WordPress, WordPress | Leave a Comment »

Shortcut to old WordPress.com blog administration tools

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/11

For my link archive: https://dashboard.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=my-blogs

Via:

–jeroen

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Lesson learned: do not copy/paste code from the `Visual` WordPress.com editor…

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/16

[WayBack] Lesson learned: do not copy/paste code from the Visual WordPress.com editor; copy from the Text editor or the Preview… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+.

Note: likely the HTML below got rendered badly by WordPress.com, so the gist below has the same text as a MarkDown file.

Ever wonder why copy-pasting code from your WordPress.com post fails?

The first statement fails, but the second works:

[root@linux:/etc] # useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24
useradd: unrecognized option '--shell /bin/false'
...
[root@linux:/etc] # useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24
[root@linux:/etc] #

The reason is that the first is copied from the Visual WordPress.com editor that renders this HTML inserting   which is a different unicode characer (0x00A0) than a normal space (0x0020):

<blockquote><p><code data-mce-selected="1"># <strong>useradd --create-home --shell&nbsp;/bin/false autossh24</strong></code></p></blockquote>

However, the the second copied from the Text WordPress.com editor succeeds because it has all regular spaces:

<blockquote><code># <strong>useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24</strong></code></blockquote>

Luckily the Preview render is correct:

<blockquote><p><code># <strong>useradd --create-home --shell /bin/false autossh24</strong></code></p></blockquote>

Lesson learned: do not copy/paste code from the Visual WordPress.com editor; copy from the Text editor or the Preview.

–jeroen

[WayBackEver wonder why copy-pasting code from your WordPress.com post fails?

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Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal: Friends+Me Google+ Export tool.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/11

A little while ago, I blogged about Life after Google+ – Lars Fosdal. In the mean time, Lars has made a lot of progress exporting the community [WayBack] Delphi Developers – Google+ (which has moved to en.delphipraxis.net !).

He is a heavy user of the Friends+Me Google+ Export tool, which basically is an actively maintained web scraper with standard output targets:

[WayBack] Google Plus Exporter – Medium: Export your Google+ feeds to WordPress, Blogger, and JSON.

It does not depend on the G+ REST API: “the app is using web scraping and will keep working until the bitter end”.

Quite a bit of that information and the feedback he has is in this thread: [WayBack1/WayBack2] Hi Everyone, We’ve just released Google+ Exporter, an application that helps you to export your Google+ feeds (profile, pages, collections, communities… – Friends+Me – Google+

Of course G+ does not save the whole thread in the WayBack machine, so here it is copy-pasted (unformatted; maybe I will format it later):

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Printing WordPress receipts in Chrome resulting in strangely accented text turned out to be a Chrome issue

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/12/02

This appeared to be a Chrome thing: [WayBack] Jeroen Pluimers at Twitter: “@wordpressdotcom not sure what goes wrong with billing, but the printed html has odd domain characters. The viewed HTML is OK, but I cannot print that because printing garbles it. I can DM you the receipt links. Similar for the date which becomes unreadable (the IRS dislikes it).…”

–jeroen
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