More Experimenting with Flock

So it turns out that you can upload photos from your local machine to your blog post; the only hitch is that you need to have an online photo-sharing site configured. Hmm, says me, I thought that WordPress actually hosted my photos? Apparently Flock doesn’t recognize WP yet as a photo-sharing destination; they have support for things like Flickr and Photobucket.

One irritation keeps cropping up: I get this annoying “Configure your WordPress.com account in Flock…” message (see below) no matter how often I configure the account.

Flock WordPress Configuration Error

This is apparently a well-known issue: see here. The explanation from the support engineer seemed a little strange:

We understand the problem and should be rolling out a fix shortly. Basically the scenario when this happens is if your user account name is different than the name in the url, [blogname].wordpress.com

That’s a strange dependency to introduce into your design, particularly since many (most?) power users likely to adopt Flock at this early stage have multiple blogs.

This thing has a lot of potential, but still feels like a 0.8 release.

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4 Responses to “More Experimenting with Flock”


  1. 1 enkerli December 27, 2007 at 1:02 pm

    Actually, I get the same problem with Flock 1.0 and my account name is the same as my blog domain!
    Ugh!

  2. 2 enkerli December 27, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Oh!
    Read the comments on that Flock.com post and, apparently, I wasn’t waiting long enough after logging out!
    Or maybe the issue will come back…

  3. 3 Sue Baskerville (SuezanneCB) January 13, 2008 at 1:54 am

    I get this error with Flock 1.0.5.

    The workaround the Flock staff provides does not work.

    I don’t see the problem listed in the known issues.

    The Configure your WordPress.com account in Flock is showing right now while posting this reply, in fact.

  4. 4 Anthony Stevens January 13, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Hi Sue — I’m still have the same problem with version 1.0.5 also.


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