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he Guardian, WordPress-and-the-web

he Guardian, WordPress-and-the-web

First experiment with the new Guardian WordPress plugin. Bit disappointing in most of the articles I selected were not available to be published 🙁

However, it was easy to set up and for me to login to The Guardian and  get an API key, it certainly seems to be a better way for MSM to go than The Times locked in its paywall castle!

I was hoping to include an article about the Tour de FranceI was hoping to see a bit of the Tour de France on their rest day in Morzine. However, I think I will be away before the 12th July, as I hope to start my first day of cycling back from my apartment in Les Gets via The Rhone & Rhine valleys!

Which reminds me I had better check my insurance 🙂

Note added 4 July: The Guardian seem to be able to edit the post after I have published it! Changing the title and removing my content!!!

I’ve now restored it to the original and added this note

7 July The Guardian are still playing about with this post, changing the title from what I can see even with latest version of plug in.

8 July Finally gave up on the plugin, deleted it and then it proceeded to delete the whole article! I’ve restored it and removed all their stuff

VERY DISAPPOINTING plugin it behaves more as malware than anything useful!

Reader Comments

  1. Hi Geoff,

    Thanks for giving the plugin another try, as this is still beta we are monitoring the use and feedback from people like you so again just wanted to say how much we value your feedback.

    The reason why the post title (and excerpt) changes is that we 'refresh' the articles every 24 hours, this is so you have the most up-to-date version of the article, but mainly for legal reasons.

    We are always discussing how and where to take this plugin next and your feedback is invaluable in that respect.


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