1 – Problem Description
How to manage a wordpress blog using vim/vi and VimRepress plugin.
2 – Solution
The following instructions assume Ubuntu/Mint operating system.
sudo apt-get install mercurial
Install python2.6-dev in your pc
sudo apt-get install python2.6-dev
Compile Vim 7.3+ with python 2.6 support
cd hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim cd vim/src make ./configure —prefix=$HOME —enable-multibyte —enable-pythoninterp —with-python-config-dir=/usr/lib/python2.6/config make make install
—enable-multibyte enables the encoding option of vim in order to avoid the failure of VimRepress. This was fixed by a later commit 4157b7f3246e fix: add warnning instead failure while checking encoding
If you get the following or similar error:
You need to install a terminal library; for example ncurses.
Then, you should install libncurses5-dev package in your pc.
sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev
Now it’s time to install the vim plugin in your home folder
cd ~/ mkdir .vim cd .vim mkdir plugin cd plugin hg clone https://bitbucket.org/pentie/vimrepress cd vimrepress/plugin
Create file ~/.vimpressrc and add the following,
[Blog1] blog_url = http://your-first-blog.com/ username = user password = pass [Blog2] blog_url = http://your-second-blog.com/ username = user2 password =
As you can see from the example above, multiple blog configurations are supported. Hardcoding the password is optional. If a password is not provided the plugin will prompt for one the first time it’s needed. If you need markdown support, simply run
sudo apt-get install python-markdown
Install wordpress 3.+
Use VimRepress (copy/paste from vimrepress page)
:BlogList – List 30 recent posts. :BlogList page – List 30 recent pages. :BlogList post 100 – List 100 recent posts.
:BlogNew post – Write an new post. :BlogNew page – Write an new page.
:BlogSave – Save (default is published.) :BlogSave draft – Save as draft.
:BlogPreview local – Preview page/post locally in your browser. :BlogPreview publish – Same as :BlogSave publish with browser opened.
:BlogOpen 679 :BlogOpen http://your-first-blog.com/archives/679 :BlogOpen http://your-second-blog.com/?p=679 :BlogOpen http://your-third-blog.com/with-your-custom-permalink
Happy blogging :D
3 – References