Editorial vs Byword and Workflow for WordPress Writing v2017–05–29–0832
I’ve been comparing byword and editorial. This is a test. In the event of a real post, info would go here… trying to edit an existing post via Byword and Workflow… I’m leaving the broken versions in the blog for my reference.
I got an error trying to connect Byword directly, need to see if I can search their help text later. It is probably my extra login security options and plugins, keeping me safe from the bad hackers.
So I’m trying to write a workflow action. That has a visual programming style that isn’t horrible (as a developer)… let’s try it. Here’s a link to my first attempt: my post to WordPress Workflow
Needs More Work
For some reason the bullet list is out-denting in my theme. Needs more tabs.
- The Workflow was expecting the first line to be the title. Byword didn’t pass the file name as the first line like it has before.
- I can work around the title/file name thing.
- It also only passed the text, and did not upload the photos.
- Images would be a nice to have.
- It created a new entry instead of updating an existing entry, and did something odd when it saw a slash W for some reason:
Post by sharing via email
Trying out the jet pack post by email feature… the markdown and HTML options don’t include the images.
I had a plugin to fix http/https mixed content. It would strip http:// and https:// in an attempt to get all links to start with // instead. I had another plugin that did more ssl stuff and they might have conflicted enough to break API post. Testing out again…
It appears removing the extra ssl plugin fixed Byword:
Oddly, I have to upload each resource manually first. It gives me a list and it is a simple click, but it would be nicer if it were automated.
There’s no extra Workflow plugins for Byword like there are for Editorial, and no version support beyond what Dropbox gives me (no git support like I’d prefer). However for distraction free writing, it now just works.
This is a slick editor that supports some live markdown preview and TaskPaper markdown. However, don’t see an option to insert pics. It has an embedded Python scripting engine for workflows. I’ll need to figure that out and how to use it to upload photos, if possible, for a halfway decent comparison.