how to send a ping to changes.xml January 31, 2002 1:36 AM   Subscribe

Having recently switched from Movable Type to b2, I was wondering how I can send a ping to changes.xml over at b2 is flexible, easy to edit and most of all, a good learning tool for PHP but no ping option.
posted by lostbyanecho to General Weblog-Related at 1:36 AM (5 comments total)

version 0.6pre _does_ ping :)

In the meanwhile, if you don't want to bother upgrading, you can download the 0.6pre file, and copy the function pingWeblogs() from b2functions.php (you will also need to copy and, and make b2 include them.

All in all, it just seems better to upgrade to 0.6pre for that purpose, since you also get the other new features :)

Note that 0.6 is still only in pre-release while I fix the remaining little problems (namely, problems in b2team.php and b2profile.php). So what you can do is install it in a different directory and put your mysql details there, just so you can test it with your existing blog's posts before you switch to it.

I'm considering making a MT exporter in the future, will have to see what kind of files MT's 'export' function products.
posted by michel v at 3:17 AM on January 31, 2002

You can also use a bookmarklet, or bookmark the results page after using the webpage form manually.
posted by anitar at 8:58 AM on January 31, 2002

on the posting page, insert a line like this:


(substitute your own blog name and url, of course.)

the xml-rpc interface is (vast) overkill.
posted by jimw at 9:40 AM on January 31, 2002

in the future, I just want to make it clear that metatalk isn't the best place for specific weblog tool tech support questions. Try the vendor's site instead, please.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:02 AM on January 31, 2002

hmm..I'm afraid to ask...where is the "vendor's site"?
posted by lostbyanecho at 6:57 PM on January 31, 2002

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