It seems that tons of people have the same complaint: the Wordpress application for
iPhone does not discover their blog and, therefore, is of no use to them.
The same goes for many desktop-based applications.
I, too, spent quite a lot of time trying to figure that one out but now that I have succeeded, here is how I would recommend working on this issue if your blog is affected:
Go to your blog home page and select “View source”
Look for < link ref=“EditURI”… you will see that this line contains a URL ending with xmlrpc.php?rsd. Point your browser to that URL. A rather empty page should be displayed. Check its source; if it is XML, it’s all good.
If the previous step fails, go to the same URL but without ?rsd. If this fails too, you need to check that you have a file called xmlrpc.php and that: a. No rewrite rule messes up your URL; b. No plugin renders it invisible – e.g. “private”
If both steps work well, it is VERY likely that the blog editor you are using – or trying to use, more accurately – is choking on malformed XHTML code. It is what seems to mystify most of us.
To convince your blog editor to “discover” your blog, we are going to give it a nicely formed XHTML page:
First, make a copy of index.php: cp index.php index.o.php
Now, create a new index.php page with this code:
Of course, you need to replace all instances of nexus.zteo.com with your own blog’s information; for instance myblog.mydomain.com
Discover your blog using your favourite blog editor.
Restore your index.php: cp index.o.php index.php