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wander-lust again!

The great spidering tool at Wander-lust is working again (on demand)!!!

And it works great with the new version of MT (that’s 2.5!) - with no added work on your part.

Here’s what you need to do...

  1. Create an Account at Wanderlust.
  2. Add syndication snippet to your MT main index template - this should be inside your MTEntries container:
    <!--syndicate <$MTEntryTitle$>|<$MTEntryExcerpt$> /syndicate-->

  3. Add the ping info to MT - go the Blog Config under preferences and scroll down to publicity. There’s a new field there for Other Notifications. Add this:

    And substitute the email address you signed up with!

Easy as pie!! smile Now you’ll show up on the wander-lust page when you update!

This isn’t an option in MT2.21, so you should upgrade!


Listed below are links to weblogs that reference wander-lust again!:

» 'Cause I'm the wanderer - yeah, the wanderer from Ain't too proud to blog
Kristine has a great tip up if you haven't discovered it already... It's possible to ping Wander-Lust now if you're running the new MT 2.5. For more information, and a great mini-tutorial, check out her site! [Read More]

» Ping! from Broken Down
If you like pings as much as I do, then you'll like groovy Kristine's mini-tutorial on how to get Wander-Lust [Read More]

» Ping! from KnitWitology
Hey look! I'm back pinging Wander-lust. I'd kinda cashed on the idea since switching to Movable Type. But thanks to [Read More]

» Upgraded! from Neurotic Fishbowl
It took me all of five minutes to upgrade my Movable Type and as far as I can tell, there [Read More]

» pinging! from kd: a blog
ping, ping, ping, ping. [Read More]

» Wanderping from The Trommetter Times
Wander-Lust has just created a new ping service. They used to run a spider every hour, but that consumed [Read More]

» ping! ping! ping! from colormepink!
Testing the wander-lust ping that Kristine has made oh so simple! [Read More]

» Wander lust pinging from scriptygoddess.com
Kristine posted here before about wander lust - And now with MT 2.5 you can ping them. She posted the [Read More]

» How Did I Forget... from Big Pink Cookie
I forgot to mention that I need to install the latest & greatest Event Script to my blog too! Eek! [Read More]

» How Did I Forget... from Big Pink Cookie
I forgot to mention that I need to install the latest & greatest Event Script to my blog too! Eek! [Read More]

» That's It? from Big Pink Cookie
I just finished the MovableType upgrade on this set of blogs (I have others to do still) in about 5 [Read More]

» Wander-lust from gessaman.com
Well, I should be pinging Wander-Lust now... thanks to Kristine's instructions, and the link from Christine [Read More]

» This thing from Disarranging Mine
Oh! And I'm now pinging all over the place now. If you haven't already, check out WANDER-LUST and the super-easy [Read More]

» Help me, somebody! from Fat Guy Little Coat
I need someone to trackback me... [Read More]

» New Minor Details Added from Coyote's Wanderings
In the next few days I should be streamlining everything better, which I am seriously looking forward to. [Read More]

» Yay from UD - Daily
I'm really happy that Kristine exists. She has gotten me through many an MT issue. Currently, she has a good, [Read More]

» Yay from UD - Daily
I'm really happy that Kristine exists. She has gotten me through many an MT issue. Currently, she has a good, [Read More]

» more bloggy fun thangs from wander-lust from neurotwitch
WANDER-LUST.COM added a directory feature, where one can search for blogs of interest by category. Hmm, where to list neurotwitch ... ? I also finally decided to add the "syndicate" code feature--this will be the [Read More]


It doesn’t seem to work on 2.2 if you put the pinger code in the "URLS to Ping" box though. I think it should but it doesn’t.

Nothing in 2.21 either - Kristine, I take it the "Other Notifications" box is in MT 2.5? I’ve been afraid of upgrading given all the noise I’ve heard about problems. I downloaded the backup of my "mt" SQL database; do you think that’s safe enough?

I’m running 2.5 and it pinged for me following your directions—sounds like you might have to upgrade first then.

Yep, I’ll add that to my post. The instructions above are for 2.5. Medic, I think you are right, it makes sense that it should work with 2.2 in the URLs to Ping box, but now that I’m upgraded, I can’t test it out. But the new changes in MT2.5 might be working better with the pinging process, and maybe wander-lust doesn’t accept the way the old pings were formatted (in 2.1)

Oh neat! Thanks girl. You always have the best links. I’ll have to implement it when I have the time. Right now I need to make dinner.. would much rather be making the doughnuts. LOL!

i had the original w-l code in my site, added the URL to the wander-lust pinger to my 'URLs to ping" box in the config section of 2.5, and it worked like a charm, no further customization needed. ooh. i should go ping you with that post. (brb)

I lose my titlesconfused? Any ideas chickie?

Are there other sites like weblogs.com that are ping-able?

Kristine, Thanks for the great tip. I bookmarked this post and added it to my growing list of things to do this weekend.

Thank you Kristine - you’re right - it’s easy as pie smile

I’ve gotta upgrade and give it a try. I didn’t even know there was a new MT version out.  *blush*  Thanks for laying out chica.

Well I tried it, and it pinged away without error (got blo.gs and weblogs.com too) but when I checked their frontpage...nothing. I’m not there sad

I’m pinging now, baby! Thanks again for all of your help, and I’ll keep you updated on the other sagas ... *wink* Mush love!

Woo! I did it and it works. Thanks a bunch Kristine. :::hugs:::

i love all girls

i love all girls

Thanks for the scoop, honey! smile

Does it matter where in the MTEntries tag the syndicate code gets placed? I have the code in my template, the ping address in blog configuration, but I keep getting an error message that my ping failed. Not sure what the problem is. Is anybody else having problems?

I’m having the same problems as patricia, upgraded to 2.62, added the syndication script, added the ping info... getting an error when I post:

"One or more errors occurred when sending update or TrackBack pings. Check the Activity Log for the error."

And the link to the Activity Log doesn’t seem to work.