I still have it

I spent almost 18 hours trying to figure out how to connect the WordPress iOS app to this new WordPress installation. I couldn’t sleep last night, so I got my laptop and installed WordPress, copied over the last hugo post to it, and set the installation live. If you’ve visited the site in the last 24 hours, you might have noticed the change.

The whole point was so that I could publish posts remotely using remote services and apps. The WordPress iOS app for one. It wouldn’t connect. It kept giving me an obscure error. I tried everything I could find to get it sorted. Nada.

Well, everything except googling the error itself. Eventually, after scouring the internet for ideas, I stumbled on the troubleshooting guide for Jetpack that mentioned a service called “Varnish”. I’d never heard of it. My server isn’t running it. So I googled for the error minus “varnish” (i.e. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=nginx+xml-rpc-32700+-varnish) and discovered this link: https://serverfault.com/questions/824336/wordpress-nginx-php-fpm-xml-rpc-not-working and there it was:

“It seems like the extensions php-xml and php-xmlrpc are not installed.”

Soon as I installed both, everything worked like a charm.
It took me almost a whole 24 hours to figure it out, but I eventually did. I haven’t completely lost my tech skills. They’ve slowed but they haven’t completely disappeared.

pats self on back

And now my remote publishing works now too. As is evidenced by this post which is coming from Ulysses. I have no idea what the post will look like published, so … here goes nothing.