April 13, 2004

MuNuby Help - Trickle Posting

For all the MuNubies... and some not so MuNubies...

Welcome to the wonderful world of trickle posting.

You ask inquiringly, What is this trickle posting, Madfish?

Simply put, trickle posting is composing a post today, saving it in draft mode, and having it automatically post to your site at another date and time. Trickle posting is a neat way to give yourself a mini-vacation from blogging, while still providing insightful and searing commentary to your multitude of readers.

You exclaim excitedly, Cool, How do I do this... this trickle posting?

Did I mention that you must have Category Archiving enabled to be able to use trickle posting? D'oh! First, enable your Category Archiving. [SAVE] Add new category... Name your new category deferred. [SAVE]

NextFirst, you must compose your soon to be recognized masterpiece. Assign your post a primary category. [SAVE] your post in Post Status: Draft. Assign as many secondary categories as you little bloggy heart desires. One of the secondary categories must be the newly created deferred. Change the Authored On date field to reflect the date and time you wish your post to autmatically appear on your site. [SAVE] your post again in Post Status: Draft. Forget about blogosphere and Go Play!

That's all you have to do... Piece of pie!!

Next, it's trickle's turn to play. The trickle plugin will check the blogs for posts in draft post status that have a deferred category assigned. Per our Great and Wise and Illustrious Leader, Mr Pixy Misa, trickle will check the blogs "every hour, but the blogs are checked one minute apart (so that it doesn't suddenly try to process eleven deferred posts all at once)". Then, just like Magic!, your post appears as readers flock to your site to read the latest from the greatest.

So, you think to yourself, This Madfish is a great guy! Thanks for telling us how to do this trickle posting thingy, Madfish.

Don't mention it.

Posted by Madfish Willie at April 13, 2004 02:34 PM

Don't forget - you also have to tell Pixy that you want Trickle so he can set it up for your blog.

Posted by Jim at April 13, 2004 04:01 PM

Thanks, Jim. Yes folks, Trickle™ is only an email away! Use Trickle™ free for 14 days, and if you're not 100% satisfied, your money will be...

Uh, no money?


Posted by Pixy Misa at April 13, 2004 05:08 PM

I don't think you need category archiving turned on though. Err... Do you?

Posted by Pixy Misa at April 13, 2004 05:10 PM

Questions then... How do you put a post in a category if you don't have category archiving turned on? I just assumed if the category archiving is disabled, you couldn't assign categories. Since that was one of the features I really liked about MT, I turned it on right away. What would be the point of having categories if you don't archive by categories? Edumacate me daddio!

Posted by Madfish Willie at April 13, 2004 05:17 PM

No, you can assign categories even if category archiving is turned off. Munuviana is set up this way.

What the point is I don't know, but it certainly works.

Posted by Pixy Misa at April 13, 2004 06:34 PM

Then, at the very least, you would have to Add a category... deferred and assign the deferred category to the post.

Posted by Madfish Willie at April 13, 2004 06:48 PM

Now THAT is spiffy! Thank you MFW for the post and -- as always -- THANK YOU Pixy for being the God Among Mortals that you are! :)

Posted by Emma at April 13, 2004 07:33 PM

How about a request here, in lieu of an email, for Trickle?

And I see that the resident Barkeep is keeping busy with HTML mixology these days.

Posted by physics geek at April 13, 2004 09:02 PM

Now if they only had a trickle for refrigerators to release a tiny bit of cheese each hour . . . oops, sorry, my miniscule mind got carried away in thought. Thanks for the explanation Mr Fish. I forgot to save mine in draft mode when I tried it. Now I know why it didn't work.

Posted by Mr Mouse at April 14, 2004 01:11 AM


The email is your inbox, Mr 1 year old Pixy.

Posted by Simon at April 14, 2004 06:34 AM

Hey! Is this still live? Does this work automatically now for everyone? Or does one still need to put a request in for it?

Posted by Ogre at June 12, 2005 05:23 PM
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