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Windows Live Writer : Recommended Blogging Tools for Blog Writers

I used Mac as my primary OS. But i still can’t get away at all from MS Windows. Don’t get me wrong, i really love Mac OS X Leopard. But i still can’t say goodbye to Windows. So i still use Parallel Desktop to run Windows on my Leopard. Why? Because there are some software only supported on Windows and i couldn’t find its replacement on Mac. Besides Metatrader 4 which is used for forex trading (there is no mac version for MT4 platform until today), Windows Live Writer is one of them. I’ve tried Blogging Tools on Mac like Marsedit & Ecto , but i still prefer Windows Live Writer for my blogging writer tools. The good part of this software is it’s free !!!

So what is Windows Live Writer?

Windows Live Writer, developed by Microsoft, is a desktop blog-publishing application with features WYSIWYG authoring, photo-publishing and map-publishing functionality, and is currently compatible with almost all blog platform like Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blogs, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, Telligent Community, PBlogs.gr, JournalHome, Blogengine and all blogs that support RSD (Really Simple Discoverability).

What we can do in Windows Live Writer?

WLW makes it so easy for us to write articles, share photos and videos. Just like write an article in Microsoft Office and just click Publish Button to make it visible for internet users arround the world. I have multiple blog account (most of them on WordPress and Blogger), and right now i don’t need to login on my WordPress platfom each time i want to write a new post for my blog. Just need to open my WLW, it support multiple account at once.

I suggest you to try this program because this software help me much and save much time on blogging.

Tips to fix error when adding account on WLW for WordPress User

Just another note for you who using WordPress Platform. When adding WP account on WLW, you’ll encounter this error.

“An error occured while attempting to connect to your blog: Blog Server Error – Server Error 405 Ocurred XML-RPC services are disabled on this blog. An admin user can enable them at……/wp-admin/options-writing.php. You must correct this error before proceeding.”

I googled about this error and found the answer. Thanks for EE for this post which gave me info I’m going to share below. Here how to fix this error.

  1. Log in to your wordpress admin
  2. Go to “Settings”
  3. Click “Writing”
  4. Find the XML-RPC option as shown below.
  5. Tick the little box
  6. “Save Changes”

Try to add account on WLW again, and there shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

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