Archive for the ‘Windows Live Writer’ Category

Update Feb 13 2009: The updated version of Writer that fixes this problem is now available. You can upgrade to version 14.0.8064.206 from our usual download page. Ack. We’ve had a few users report that they’re getting into a state where Windows Live Writer 2009 can no longer start. They see the splash screen, then […]


Hopefully, folks who use both Windows Live Writer and Twitter know about the Twitter Notify plugin we released in December. Out of the box, it uses the venerable (but still awesome) TinyURL service to shorten the URL to your blog post. However, if you prefer a different URL shortening service, like is.gd or snipr, you […]


Windows Live Writer 2009 went final last week during CES. (It’s actually the same bits as the RC [14.0.8050.1202] since no show stopping bugs were found since then.) If you’re still on an older build of Writer, go download it now!


Ever since WordPress 2.3 hit the scene, adding native tagging support, there’s been some (understandable) confusion as to whether Windows Live Writer supports tags, and how it relates to WP native tags. Hopefully this post will clear things up. If you’re using WordPress 2.3.1 or later, look for either Keywords or Tags near the bottom […]


In case you’re wondering what the “instant photo” border treatment feature is, here’s an example.   It plays nice with the Crop and Tilt features. No, you cannot currently provide a caption to be written on the border. If that’s important to you, you might consider the “Polaroid Picture” plug-in.


(Sorry, I’m a bit late with this post, as we went live with the RC on Monday morning.) Windows Live Essentials 2009 RC has shipped, including a new drop of Writer. Here’s a fairly generic announcement from the official Windows Live blog. Check out the post on the Writer team blog for a complete list […]


I’ve posted workarounds before to make the Firefox Blog This plugin for Windows Live Writer work for Firefox 3.0 and later. Now we’ve finally taken the first (public) steps to solving this problem the right way. Our revised extension is now available on addons.mozilla.org. We’re currently in their “Sandbox” which means you will have to […]


I’m about 14 hours late with this blog post—at noon today, we officially released the first beta of the Windows Live “Wave 3” client suite, and that means a new release of Windows Live Writer. It’s all available—for free, of course—at http://download.live.com. For a list of the new features in this release, you’ll want to […]


Every once in a while we hear from a user that text renders smaller in Windows Live Writer than it does in the browser. We tried numerous times to get to the bottom of the problem, which we suspected had to do with the Text Size setting in Internet Explorer, but no amount of tweaking […]


The Technical Preview release of Windows Live Writer has only been out for a day, but a few intrepid programmers have already released plugins based on the new SDK features. Our Windows Live MVP, Scott Lovegrove, wrote up a nice tutorial on writing PublishNotificationHooks and HeaderFooterSources. He also unveiled a slew of new and/or updated […]