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I tried several different desktop clients, Facebook apps, WordPress plug-ins, and status relay services. This is system I ended up using:
- Sign up for a Ping.fm account. Add your Facebook account, fan pages, and Twitter account.
- From WordPress: Download, install, and activate the Shorten2ping plug-in. In Shorten2ping’s settings page, set “Send Notification to Ping.fm”.
- Go to the Ping.fm Dashboard, click “Application Keys”, copy your API key, go to and paste it into Shorten2ping’s settings page and paste it into “Ping.fm API Key”.
WordPress now cross-posts to Facebook and Twitter, but you’re also free to do smaller status updates that bypass WordPress by initiating it on the Ping.fm site or directly on a particular service.
If you run WordPress on Pair Networks, automatic installations probably prompt you for FTP connection info. The problem is that WP wants to modify files as the owner of the WP directory. Follow Pair’s instructions to set up php-cgiwrap, and WordPress automatic installations will work.
cp /usr/www/cgi-bin/php5.cgi ~/public_html/cgi-bin/
chmod 755 ~/public_html/cgi-bin/php5.cgi
Edit .htaccess in your WordPress directory:
Action application/x-pair-sphp5 /cgi-sys/php-cgiwrap/USERNAME/php5.cgi
AddType application/x-pair-sphp5 .php
This site has used Mediawiki since 2004. Ease-of-updating is by far the most important feature to me, so I’m experimenting with WordPress because it’s the best supported by publishing tools. If it goes well, maybe I’ll roll it out to the StepMania and Pump It Up Pro sites.