If it so happens that your user_nicename entry in your wp_users has a space in between entities, your individual author feed is basically screwed and won’t show anything. To replicate this problem, when you are creating users for your blog, enter two names as your login id, in my case it would be “Perze Ababa”, the login function in wordpress will respect that but the built in magpie rss module and url redirector built in wordpress does not. your resulting individual author feed would end up looking like, http://domain.com/blog/authors/first-name%20second-name/feed/, as generated by the wp_author variable. Even though the wp_author function will always return the right number of posts, clicking on the above geneerated url will always return an internal 404 from wordpress’ point of view (i.e “there are no posts”) because of the escaped %20 character. Until they fix this bug, you are better off setting up single name users and just change the display name later on. If you do create a user with two names separated by a space, a workaround is to replace the entry in user_nicename with a single name entry. Once this is done, the generated individual author feed becomes http://domain.com/blog/authors/single-name/feed/ which is then valid.
I’ve been using a plethora of freeware blogging clients ever since 2001. Over the years as my mobile devices have changed, my need for a freeware blogging application also evolved over time. My latest toy or so to speak has been a cingular 8525 using the latest WM6 Official AT&T ROM. Now that we’ve switched blogging platforms from Moveable Type to WordPress, I needed another XML-RPC compatible mobile blogging application that’s compatible with WordPress. Search has been in vain up until today and the answer was just right under my nose. Over the past 6 months i’ve been using pocketsharp mt, an app specifically written for the pocketpc with moveable type in mind. It turns out that I just needed to point where the xml-rpc functions are. I should have known better, Moveable Type is written in perl and wordpress is mainly PHP, but since pocketsharp mt is using the same XML-RPC services, it can be configured to use wordpress as its blogging platform. As proof, this post was entirely written in pocketsharp mt on my cingular 8525 phone and will also be automatically exported as a note in facebook. More ways to share my exploits to my “friends”. At […]
as of right now, i can’t seem to figure out why my individual author feed is not returning anything. something is funnily awry, and i just can’t quite put my finger into it.