So now I’m in Vim land and this is the first time I’ve gotten far enough to feel a bit comfy. Decided to dust off my blog and start at it again – what better to do it in than in VIM.
So – TA-DA – here’s the first post – courtsey VIM on ubuntu. However, as usual, it was rougher than it’s supposed to be. IN any case, I’ll forget how I got this far the next time so the next few posts will be around recording how to get VIM to post to WP.com blogs.
But before that – the first thing to to is to get the VimRepress plugin. Better if you have pathogen installed, in which case you can do
cd .vim git submodule add https://github.com/raghur/VimRepress bundle/VimRepress.git
- Makes VimRepress work properly through a proxy
- Changes the attachment filename to a ‘.odt’ since WordPress.com doesn’t allow a text file attachment.
I still dont have a clue if doing this will break the plugin – but nevertheless, basic case of posting to my blog works and at this stage that seems good enough for me.
PS as you can see from this post – I’ve not yet got a hang of markdown syntax 🙂
Dec 29th – PPS a couple of posts and one more tip for WordPress.com. WP.com does
<br/> for hardbreaks in the markdown text. Obviously, this doesnt leave the post looking very good. I have the following in my .vimrc to get around this
augroup Markdown autocmd FileType markdown set wrap \ linebreak augroup END
You will also need to have python markdown installed once you have VimRepress running.