2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 15, 2016 4:14 PM by JackRodges

    Wordpress in Web Viewer


      While searching for FileMaker and Wordpress and reading 12 sites, it occured to me that I can open my Wordpress editor in a Web Viewer. Now that I have a 50Meg cable connection, it works OK. MS Explorer asks to remember my log in credentials. So now I just open the layout and end up editing my blog using FIleMaker. So far all the add pages works well , I can upload graphics and insert them. It seems like I may have full control using Web Direct.


      Now I can cut and paste from another table's window and that table can be a complex one for creating a final global with the text to copy.


      So I use a simple cut and paste to transfer data from FIleMaker to WordPress. I could also do this if I opened the blog in a web browser and then switched between FileMaker and the browser but the idea of using the Web Viewer is intriguing.


      For those who aren't familiar with Web Direct, you drag the object on the layout and enter your url. Whenever you open that layout, the page opens. Or you can move between records each of which has a url you want to open.


      Next I will add a layout for MailChimp, FileMaker Community, etc.


      The question would be how to paste into the editing field using a script? It is not a FileMaker field and so the location of the cursor in the field might be used as the target in a script. I haven't tested this yet.

        • 1. Re: Wordpress in Web Viewer

          You can also edit wordpress data directly from filemaker by using ESS to connect to the MySQL WordPress database.


          There's also plugins and other methods to interact using the WordPress API.

          • 2. Re: Wordpress in Web Viewer

            Yes, I have a number of urls for that. However, I am not interested in spending tons of time and money to do this although a business might have a true need.


            So, my aha moment lead me to a reasonable alternative.


            First I can compose my drafts and then save them to a global. Copy the global. Open Web Direct, create a new post and paste in the text, etc. Kind of a manual two window sync.


            My costs: 15 minutes of layout design and a script or two.

            Using Plugins or other methods I might spend a few weeks and $1000 cash to implement.