Testing the new Windows Live Writer

Testing the new Windows Live Writer

This is my first post using the new beta version of Windows Live Writer.

Windows Live Writer screenshot

I usually use the WordPress web editor to write posts, but increasingly now I am offline for periods of time and want to be able to write blog posts then.

The interface and range of functionality on this version of WLW is impressive – I used the original beta for a while, but grew frustrated with regular problems uploading to my WordPress blog.

It’ll be interesting to see how this one fares – it’s certainly a worthy competitors for the other offline editors I’ve tried such as Ecto, Blogjet and Qumana.

I’m running WordPress 2.2 on PHP 5.2.2 / MySQL 5.0.24 – no problems so far with getting WLW to configure with the WordPress installation, and I guess if you’re reading this then I haven’t had the same problem as Neville had with XML-RPC.

[tags]Windows+Live+Writer, blog+editor, offline+blog+editor, wordpress, neville+hobson[/tags]


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