Problems with Category Access


I’ve been running 0.8.2 of the category-access plugin by David Coppit for a few weeks now and its been working fine on the web interface of WordPress.  I’ve been busy lately and haven’t had a chance to post anything to my blog in a while, so I hadn’t used any of my windows apps to post to WordPress.  Upon trying I found that I got some error messages relating to XML parsing. 

w.bloggar and blogdesk would generate this error:

“Unable to parse the XML response.  Parser Reason: Only one top level element is allowed in an XML document.”

BlogJet would generate this error:

Invalid payload received from xml-rpc server.  Please check your host and page settings for this account.  Server said: “,br/> <b>Fatal Error<b>: Call to a member function on a non-object in <b>/home/myaccountname/public_html/mybloglocation/wp-content/plugins/category-access.php</b> on line <b>373</b><br/>…”

Disabling the category-access plugin corrected the issue and I was then able to blog with my windows apps.  I sent the information to David via e-mail and also made a post on the wordpress forums to help anyone else that might be using category-access.  Its a great plugin and does exactly what I want, with only a few minor things lacking.  For now I’ve left the plugin disabled, but plan to re-enable if David comes up with a fix. 

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Posted on November 15, 2007, in Products I use, Professional/Tech, Software and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Just a note to anyone interested in my Category Access and Category Order plugins… I'm ceasing development and support. A few reasons: (1) WordPress doesn't have a good API, which forces me to update it with every release. (2) WordPress is riddled with security holes, forcing me to update every other week. (3) I find it easier to “outsource” the infrastructure for keeping up to date with family through Facebook.The code will remain available at http://www.coppit.org/code/index.php in case others want to pick up the torch and carry it forward. There are also supported alternatives out there. If you use or enhance my code please honor the license.

  2. Just a note to anyone interested in my Category Access and Category Order plugins… I'm ceasing development and support. A few reasons: (1) WordPress doesn't have a good API, which forces me to update it with every release. (2) WordPress is riddled with security holes, forcing me to update every other week. (3) I find it easier to “outsource” the infrastructure for keeping up to date with family through Facebook.The code will remain available at http://www.coppit.org/code/index.php in case others want to pick up the torch and carry it forward. There are also supported alternatives out there. If you use or enhance my code please honor the license.

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