The WordPress installation process was really so painless and took so little I would actually expect something to go wrong. Ok, yeah, it did – there’s a change to make if you’re using PHP 5.
Then, I tried getting Flickr’s Blog This button to work, and lo and behold, it did… while posting HTML-encoded entities, thus generating posts that weren’t really too good to look at, unless you’re a webdesigner with a strange fetiche.
To correct this, all you need to do if you’re running WordPress 1.2.2 is to go to
xmlrpc.php and change line 1287 from:
$post_content = format_to_post( $contentstruct[ 'description' ] );
$post_content = format_to_post( html_entity_decode( $contentstruct[ 'description' ] ) );
This tells the XML-RPC thingie to unencode the actual post content, and you’re done. Yay!
If anyone is aware of any problems that might cause, please let me know, but so far it works perfectly.