MarsEdit 2.0.5

January 2nd, 2008

I just posted MarsEdit 2.0.5, a modest fixes-and-nuisances update.

Improved Handling Of HTML Entities In Categories

WordPress has an issue in which category names end up literally containing the HTML entity codes for things like ampersands, etc. If you were bit by this problem, you’d notice MarsEdit listing these in the category table. I now work around the problem by double-sanitizing the category name for maximum prettiness.

Support For Specifying Number Of Posts From Blogger

Blogger users may have noticed that the “recent posts” setting in MarsEdit doesn’t seem to affect the number of posts that are fetched from their blog. Starting with 2.0.5, the number should be respected and directly correlate to the number of posts that are downloaded.

Restored Automated Publishing AppleScript Command

If you’ve tried to automate weblog publishing with AppleScript since 2.0 was released, you’ve discovered that the “send post to weblog” command was irreparably broken. It’s not perfect now, but at least it works again. Stay tuned for more AppleScript fixes in the future.

A Couple Squashed Bugs

Two things that may have annoyed you: incessant “check for update” reminders after you selected “remind me later,” and a bug with the Media Manager’s “Insert” button not changing back to “New Post” after you close the last document.

2 Responses to “MarsEdit 2.0.5”

  1. ghd3 Says:

    I’ve only been using MarsEdit for a few days — mostly checking it out. I was prompted today to download the update, which I did, and now I can’t retrieve posts or publish new posts. I get a “Get Recent Posts Error”. I’ve tried re-installing the 2.0.5 release, to no avail…. Is something broken?

  2. Daniel Jalkut Says:

    Hi there – I’m curious to learn more about the problem you’re experiencing, but it would probably be better suited to the forums:

    Or feel free to drop me a line support at

    I am curious about whether the fact that things stopped working is related to your updating to 2.0.5, or a coincidence. You might try downloading the older 2.0.4 release just to be sure:

    I’ll look forward to hearing from you in the forums or by email.


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