Glitch Chronicles

Glitch Chronicles – behind the scenes

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We have wanted to try writing and sharing with a broader public for some time, few days ago, we said to hell with all the planning – Just Do It™.

The blog is nothing special; our style is to usually make something distinctly ours – but that was only going to allow us to procrastinate further, and maybe never start.

So, 5 minutes later we had this WordPress up and running, chose a simple theme from the marketplace and my buddy Yuriy started posting.

For me it is a bit of a challenge to write something without having a prompt; so I used the first thing I saw – small WordPress plugin for posting to our Discord webhook.

Personally I haven’t touched php in close to a decade, and WordPress in even more time, but after spending some minutes searching for a plugin and not finding one, I decided to make one.

It took me nearly the same time searching for one, to just make one and I was nicely surprised to see that WordPress has kept it reputation over the years – still a breeze to work with and extend; sadly, now I have to again keep up to date with possible exploits and what not, so that is a minus in my book.

If you too are in need of a such plugin, feel free to use it – just throw this in a php file, zip it and upload it to your WordPress.

 * Plugin Name: pub2wh
 * Description: Send published posts to a webhook.
 * Version: 2.0.0
 * Author: Martin

function settings_init() {
    register_setting('general', 'webhook_url');

        function() { echo "Send new published posts to a webhook."; },

        'Webhook URL',
        function () { echo '<input id="webhook_url" name="webhook_url" type="text" value="' . get_option('webhook_url') . '">'; },

add_action('admin_init', 'settings_init');

function send_post_to_webhook($id, $post) {
    if($post->post_modified <> $post->post_date) return;

    $hook = get_option('webhook_uri');
    if (!$hook) return;

    $message = "New post at Glitch Chronicles: " . get_permalink($id);

    $data = ["content" => $message];

    $curl = curl_init($hook);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, "POST");
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER, ['Content-Type:application/json']);
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, json_encode($data));
    curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);



add_action('publish_post', 'send_post_to_webhook', 10, 2);

//p.s don't forget to change the message ;)

P.S: if you have opengraph meta data on your pages, the discord messages are especially nice


  • I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that too few people are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I came across this in my search for something regarding this.

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