WP Book

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An interesting application/plugin for WordPress is WPBook. This plugin installs on you blog allows your post to be visible on a Facebook page.  It only works on self hosted WordPress installs.

The installation is, from my experience of WordPress plugins, a little quirky. This is primarily because the WPBook requires that you create a Facebook application. This sort of thing is a little daunting for someone like me with no programming experience. However it is really more about creating the application within the developers section of Facebook, this creates an API key and another password or  key called a secret. You then enter theses details in the plugin section of your blog. You need to give your application a unique name so that it has a “canvas” name this is Facebook jargon for where they host their application.  So after a few trials and errors  I was able to create an application that now displays my deep and meaningful post on my Facebook page.

The guy who created it John Eckman can be found here http://www.openparenthesis.org/2009/01/19/wpbook-wordpress-facebook-plugin-goes-10

WordPress tutorial

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I have been using WordPress since about version 1.5 for the most part I am self-taught. I manage this and 2 other blogs. Two are self hosted and one is a worpress.com blog. This has come about as I read early on in the piece that a blog needs a focus. This one is primarily about what I read and some occasional holiday photos.

The other self hosted blog sentimentalaboutwood.com.au  has a focus on my woodworking hobby and renovation projects. The third is an occasional rant blog superviz.blog.

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Lost posts

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I’m trying to post across three devices using the WordPress app on android. I had been writing post off-line on a recent holiday but the drafts are no more. I can redo but that’s not the point.ANDROID

This then becomes test post. I had only written two posts so no big deal. I did discover that it’s not possible to attach images whilst offline. Now the app can’t access images on the device a bit useless really. Arrgh!

Completing this on a PC after logging in to the dashboard. I wasn’t able to upload any images from the Android App.

 

 

 

Skew Chisel part 2

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I really enjoyed part 1 of Brendan Stemps foray into the dark world of the skew chisel. I have posted a link to that session in another post on this site. In part 2 he really does show what can go wrong in a spectacular fashion.This session is very informative and he has promised an episode 3 in the future. The a link to the video posted on you tube is below.

P.S This is the first post that I have done using the new embed feature in WordPress 3.6. Seems to work

 

A Bit of Blue Windows 8.1 Preview

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Using windows 8.1 preview which has just been released to the masses. I have installed it on my laptop a Toshiba Satellite Pro i5 machine that’s about 18 months old. I read a Blog post about installing the new OS from Microsoft on separate partition. Despite thinking that I would hold off temptation got the better of me onwards and upwards. Continue reading “A Bit of Blue Windows 8.1 Preview”