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Update: UseShots Editor is Now Friendly to Owners of Multiple Blogs.

March 25th, 2008 Posted in Updates, UseShots Editor, UseShots Samples На русском

1. UseShots Editor v0.2.3.37

UseShots Editor is a desktop application that makes it very easy to create and publish screen shot based blog posts (i.e. tutorials, reviews, “how to” guides, bug reports, etc.) Version is now available for downloading.

2. Site profiles

Site profiles

In this release, I added site profiles to UseShots Editor. Site profiles allow to publish your articles on multiple blogs. If you are like me and have more than one blog, you will find this feature very useful. Now you don’t have to change site settings (screen shot width, address, login details) every time you want to publish an article on another blog. Just add a profile for each of your blogs. Then choosing a target blog will be a matter of a mouse-click.

3. Editing profiles

Editing profiles

You can also create multiple profiles for the same blog if you want to publish different articles under different user accounts.

For those concerned with security issues, I added the “Save username and password” check box. Uncheck it if you don’t want your login details to be saved when you close UseShots Editor. Keep it checked if you don’t want to enter username/password all the time.

4. Other blog platforms

Adding site profiles is also a step towards supporting multiple blog platforms. Soon you’ll be able to publish UseShots not only to WordPress blogs.

5. Testing and feedback

Some astute readers might have noticed that I published unofficial versions and on the Download page under the “development version” link. When I have a new version that still requires a testing, I’ll be publishing it under the “development version” link. Use this link at your own risk if you don’t want to wait until I release a stable version or want to help me with testing.

And although I consider v0.2.3.37 as a stable version, it’s still a beta and your comments and bug reports are welcome.

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  1. 7 Responses to “Update: UseShots Editor is Now Friendly to Owners of Multiple Blogs.”

  2. By Bondiurbano on 2008-03-26

    Qué gran sorpresa!! Muy bien pensado !!

  3. By Ataraxy on 2008-04-02

    Love this program, but I am getting an error when trying to publish to my site.

    This is the error and after a lot of searching I have no idea how to fix it.

    4/1/2008 6:03:44 PM: Ready to publish…
    4/1/2008 6:03:44 PM: Uploading image file (1 of 2): 83F1332700A2811F230C4A892E5D02C61B28BC4A.jpg
    4/1/2008 6:03:44 PM: Error during uploading image 83F1332700A2811F230C4A892E5D02C61B28BC4A.jpg -2: HTTP/1.1 404

    If you have any idea on how to remedy this it would be appreciated..thanks.

    P.S - SEO friendly image names would be nice :)

  4. By Denis on 2008-04-02


    404 error is the “Page not found” error. Make sure you specified the correct homepage URL of your blog.

    Please, also check the XML-RPC endpoint. Most times you should leave it blank. (E.g. has a standard XML-RPC endpoint, so you can leave it blank).

    Regarding the SEO-friendly image names: I know this issue. I haven’t figured out the best way to do it yet. The program is supposed to work with any languages, but image names containing international characters don’t work smoothly on some setups.

    I guess I’ll have SEO friendly image names if they contain only English characters and keep those hex ids if there are non-English language characters.

  5. By Ataraxy on 2008-04-02

    I double checked the settings and they all appear to be correct. The only thing I can think of is that the domain is hosted as a sub-domain on shared hosting.

    Ie. /www/makemoneyshit/wp-admin/

    I checked permissions on all of the folders and they all seem to be correct…

    The hosting is through hostgator. I also tried updating the wordpress install to 2.5 which yielded the same error.

  6. By Denis on 2008-04-03


    I spent a few hours debugging your issue.

    Here is what I found.

    I didn’t set a UserAgent identification string in UseShots Editor and it used a generic UserAgent string. It looks like you block any incoming requests (either via .htaccess or via some plugin) with similar UserAgent strings redirecting them to the “404 error” page. (Must be some spam bots also use that default UserAgent string. No wonder, given the popularity of the network library I use in UseShots Editor.)

    Anyway, I should have set the UserAgent string from the very beginning and thanks to your bug report UseShots has its own UserAgent string now.

    I’ve just posted a sneak peek of the new version that also includes the new UserAgent.

    You can download it off of the page, “development version” link at the bottom of the page.

    Hope it’ll work for you.

  7. By Ataraxy on 2008-04-05

    This worked perfectly. Thank you for your help and time! Great little tool :)

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