Testing Windows Live Writer

Microsoft recently release a beta of their Windows Live Writer, a desktop blogging tool for posting blogs on the Web. This program works with Windows Live Spaces and reportedly with  Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress and other. I’m using WordPress for my blog. I has a spell checker which seems to work quite well.

Let’s try inserting a graphic: 

Ok, that worked. Well the graphic didn’t show after posting. Probably user error.

I’ll be trying more later …

Here a picture, I hope … 

That’s better … Well, it looks good in Live Writer but doesn’t display when viewed in SharpReader or on the web.

Desktop Notes 3.0 indicates that inserting images and “uploading” to WordPress worked fine. I’m using the free WordPress so that might be the diffeence.

Also wish WLW had support for including Trackbacks. 

Let’s try a quote:

Advancing Human ProsperitySM
After 35 years, DAI remains the industry leader in delivering practical solutions to social and economic development challenges. Our network of four companies spans the globe, from Europe and the United States to Africa, and the Middle East. We anticipate and meet our clients’ needs in complex environments and help them navigate social, economic, and political change in ways that deliver lasting benefit.






Steve Mullen has been involved in information technology for over 35 years. He is also actively involved in the music program (voice and English hand bells) and Vestry of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Damascus, MD.

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One comment on “Testing Windows Live Writer
  1. Cynthia says:

    Hi! I’m the editor of Windows Live Writer plugins. Just dropped by to let you know that WLW *does* support trackbacks. Bottom-right, click the little icon to open the post properties panel. Here you can enter your trackback URL’s. The keywords don’t work out-of-the-box with WordPress unless you have the WordPress plugin keyword tags installed.
    Hope that helps!

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