WordPress ListMaker v2 is a small utility to make an index – or sitemap – for your WordPress-based blog. It utilizes MetaWeblog API metaWeblog.getRecentPosts XML-RPC call to get a list of your blogposts from the server. It is theoretically possible to use WordPress ListMaker on any blog engine that supports MetaWeblog API, but this has not been tested.
Recently I created WordPress ListMaker – but the first version required way too much things to be done manually. So I created v2, which is much less error-prone and doesn’t require that much manual interference. You can see my blog index as an example of the WordPress ListMaker output. Note that the index will follow/use the theme of your blog. Download WordPress ListMaker v2 from my home page.
Using WordPress ListMaker
- WordPress ListMaker has no installer, just extract all files to any folder and run WordPressListMaker2.exe.
- Fill in the full address of your blog and username/password.
- Click “Get posts” to start downloading them, that may take from few seconds to few minutes, depending on the amount of posts, speed of your connection and speed of the blog server. You can see the progress – or error messages – in the log tab.
- Tweak the HTML on Code tab if you want to. Switching from Code tab to Preview will update the preview.
- Click Code to clipboard
- Create a new post or page on your blog – or you can use an existing post/page.
- Go to tab Code on the Write Post page and paste the the contents of your clipboard there.
- Voilà! All done, go to Visual section to edit things further or just publish the page.
Some useful links
- My home page
- Description of WordPress XML-RPC… sort of…
- MetaWeblog API
- XML-RPC.NET Library for implementing XML-RPC Services and clients in the .NET environment, XML-RPC.NET Copyright (c) 2006 Charles Cook.
As it is possible to post and edit a page through WordPress XML-RPC interface, I plan to add that at some point in the future. Don’t ask me when – it will happen, when I feel like tackling the non-existing documentation of WordPress again… With luck, it may happen in a few months, but don’t hold your breath.
If you have any suggestions – or want to report an error – then leave me a message here or send an e-mail.