wordPress.root version 0.3

0. How to install.

  Launch the OPML Editor.
  Choose Update opml.root from the File menu in the OPML Editor app.
  Then follow the instructions on the support site to download and install the new wordPress.root, and
  Come back here to review the change notes, following.

1. New icons from Steve Kirks. Done.

  With help from members of the community.
  Thanks Steve, and everyone who helped.

2. Category support. Works.

  How it works.
  1. Choose Get Categories from the WordPress sub-menu of the Tools menu.
  2. Create a post or place the cursor on an existing post in the workspace.
  3. Right-click. Choose a category from the menu.
  4. Click on Save.
  You can skip the Get Categories part if the categories haven’t changed.
  You can add or delete categories through the Dashboard interface on your WordPress site. Click on Manage then Categories.
  Note, this is a complicated feature, so I’m not marking it Done yet, it works here, but I want to hear from a few users before I declare it Done.

3. View button. Done.

4. Indentation. Done.

  When you indent in the outliner, it’s reflected by indentation in the blog post.
  Tried several methods before settling (once again) on the table method.
  Using blockquote wasn’t satisfactory, WordPress has a nice style sheet defined for that, that doesn’t even indent. They’re doing the right thing of course.
  And as usual, the default styling for ordered and unordered HTML lists looks terrible, uneven vertical spacing.
  The table method looks great.

5. Now you can create posts by pressing the return key. Done.

  If you save a post that was created this way, it automatically adds the attributes to the top-level headline.

6. Run text through the glossary. Done.

  This is probably something new to most OPML Editor users.
  The idea is that you can teach the editor to substitute strings in “quotes” with arbitrary HTML text. Jump to user.html.glossary for some examples. You can edit that table, add your own stuff, delete our stuff. Matt Neuburg has a nice explanation from his Frontier website tutorial. Below is a picture of Gandhi, which I entered by typing “gandhi”.

7. Before releasing todo

  Clean out references to appkey.
  Release metaWeblog.getCategories. Done.

Screen shot


14 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Giulio Piancastelli on December 11, 2005 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Dave,

    re Indentation, wouldn’t be better to use a custom CSS style instead of shutting text in a cage of row tables? You can put any style you want in the style attribute of each HTML element. Yes, perhaps tabled text looks great for indentation, but it may confuse mechanical devices just looking for text, not tables. (Screen readers maybe?)


  2. Posted by jetlabdog on December 12, 2005 at 1:24 am

    My initial test of ‘Get Categories’ has failed. I get the Error Info message “Can’t call the script because the name “getCategories” hasn’t been defined.

    Indentation looks great!


  3. […] I trying out the new WordPress.root from opml.org. I’m having some problems with categories. I’ll have a closer look later tonight. […]


  4. Jetlablog, my mistake, the instructions weren’t complete.

    1. Choose Update opml.root from the File menu.

    2. Click on OK.

    Try doing Get Categories again.


  5. Posted by jetlabdog on December 12, 2005 at 4:51 am

    That works great. The popup looks great.

    BTW, I am also Nomadicoder. I’ve been using WordPress for a few weeks and only just discovered the trackback feature with my posting.


  6. FWIW, I’ve verified that everything listed works, except for the icon for WP editor. I’ve not done anything to troubleshoot it yet, but will update here after I do.


  7. If you’re not seeing the new icon, try this…

    1. Quit the OPML Editor.

    2. Open the folder containing the OPML application and open the Appearance sub-folder.

    3. Delete the Icons sub-folder of teh Appearance folder (it will be re-created automatically).

    4. Re-launch the OPML Editor.

    You should now see the new icons.


  8. […] A new version of OPML Editoris out.   […]


  9. scripting, that fixed it. thanks.


  10. Yayyyyy Dave! Glad to have you on WP! Hope you stay, I find it easier to read and navigate your brilliant writings here!… did I mention Yayyyy!


  11. […] i’m posting this with the latest update to wordpress.root from the OPML Editor. […]


  12. Works great. Thanks Dave and others!


  13. Indentation looks great!


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