I've been down from my writing because I haven't been able to use MarsEdit.
I've been trading e-mail with Daniel Jalkut, ex-Apple guy like me, but we didn't overlap our time in Cupertino to see if he sees the same problems as I do. He just go a workaround that fixed the problem.
To get things back to normal for your Squarespace 5 blog in MarsEdit:
- Open MarsEdit
- Click the Squarespace blog icon in MarsEdit’s main window.
- Select Blog -> Edit Settings from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
- Change the API Endpoint URL to:
Note that this is identical to the malfunctioning URL with the exception that the “www.” has changed to “five.”
- Close the settings window and Refresh the blog to confirm it works.
This works and I am back using an Editor. Yeh!!!
I like Squarespace, and I agree with Daniel, I don't think they understood the severity of the problem.
I have been in touch with Squarespace through their regular support channels, but they do not yet seem to appreciate the scope of the problem. In short: all Squarespace customers who rely upon 3rd party editors (not just MarsEdit) that use the API interface, were met with a sudden stoppage of functionality for those apps. The reason? The API through which the service is provided suddenly stopped working and instead redirects to a 404 landing page: