Using Vimpress

I’m regaining some functionality I haven’t had for a long time today. Back in the old days, I used to use [Flog](”) to post to Typo, but that all went away with Mephisto (I couldn’t get XMLRPC to work properly). So, I’m trying [Vimpress]( Hopefully, I won’t need to hack together Ultimate Tag Warrior into WordPress 2.8 to get tagging from vim to work.

It looks like it’s working, as a matter of fact. I installed the [Markdown for WordPress and bbpress]( plugin, and immediately my post was fixed up with nice new syntax. Tags work without any additional plugins using WordPress 2.8. Go Vimpress!

##Update 2
As you can probably see on the sidebar, I added a vimpress repository to GitHub, since it was lacking one before. You can now use vimpress simply by performing a git clone git:// .vim. I went ahead and patched it with the custom slug options mentioned in the main vimpress site’s comments. Both versions are available as [tags on GitHub](

##Update 3
I happened to get to wonder how secure XML-RPC was, so I did a nice little wireshark packet capture, and lo-and-behold, there was my password in plaintext HTTP. I was aghast – why couldn’t they do a little HTTP-Digest authentication or something at least? Anyway, after researching what people think of this, and finding only past vulnerabilities in WordPress, not complaints that it’s just a **bad idea to use insecure XML-RPC for blog posting**, I tried putting an s in front of my HTTP. Guess what – ***It Worked!*** I have to give props to Python for having that all built in.

So now, thanks to Site5’s free-to-use server certificates, I can now use XML-RPC securely.

2 thoughts on “Using Vimpress

  1. Gavin

    I’m pretty sure you just made all of those words up, Hank. Nice try trying to impress us with your techno-babble!
    By the way, I can’t seem to get PoultryPress 3.1415 to read semi-binary files when my system is uploading in OMG/WOT-WOT hiphop protocol. Do you think this would be fixed by rerouting my firewall through a F.O.N.Z.I.E.? Also, 8675309.

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