Testing Old Crosspost (Xpost) Plug-In

Found this old plug-in, Xpost, that comes very close to delivering a functionality that some of us who post at multiple WordPress blogs might find convenient. It even seems to promise near-realtime comments and post edits synchronization, and, before the developer abandoned it, he added a tool for sending useful metadata along with the post and comments themselves. So far, it has worked for sending posts from this blog to my OT “Developing” blog, though I have had some odd difficulties getting it to work on the OT side: During an earlier experiment, I was able to crosspost from OT to CK MacLeod’s, despite the occurrence of what appeared to be a major error. Today, when I attempt to add this blog to the Developing XPost settings, I get database insertion errors – which I suspect may have something to do with the presence of the old settings from the prior try.


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  1. Interestingly but at this point somewhat problematically, the comment above DID show up at the origin blog. I am expecting that this one, too, will appear there after a refresh.

  2. Now have to see if the confusing one-wayitude is an effect of that database problem I mentioned.

    Also of interest – whether comment moderation interferes with the desired functionality in some unexpected way.

  3. Post Edits did not sync back from target blog to origin blog. In truth I’m not sure that I really want either functionality very much… Also raises additional questions about dealing with edits appropriate for one context, but not another: For instance if I want some but not all comments copied, or if I perform edits appropriate for one site, but not for the other.

    After posting this comment, will test for deleting comments.

  4. OK – is quite possible to delete or restore comments at the target blog without affecting anything at this blog. That’s probably for the best. Next will see about that database insertion problem.

    1) see whether old references are still in the db
    2) try again either at “sub-blog” or at main blog

    • I believe that the problem may have to do with non-adaptation or incomplete adaptation to multi-site environment. XPost sets up a general database rather than a blog-specific one. To complete the test – and to see if I can re-produce the old error – I’ll have to add a second test post at OT, this time from the main blog.

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