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How to use Windows Live Writer as a portable USB application?

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Now this was one functionality that I desperately wanted. So if you are a blogger, who uses the great Windows Live Writer, you will be surprised as well as happy to know that you can use Windows Live Writer as a portable USB application!! That means that you don’t need to install it on each and every computer you use to post. Just plug the USB and play (oops…blog!!) 🙂 This tools does actually make Windows Live Writer portable!

You will first need to install Windows Live Writer to obtain all of the program files. And if you don’t use this software for blogging, I can bet that you are missing something really cool.

So, after you’ve installed Windows Live Writer, download and extract the contents to your USB drive.  Finally, copy all of the files and directories from C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer to the WindowsLiveWriterPortable\App\WindowsLiveWriter directory on your USB drive.  

To run Windows Live Writer Portable, just launch WindowsLiveWriterPortable.exe from your portable drive.

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Written by Dev

November 13, 2008 at 1:46 am

How to add a Windows Live Writer plugin for Wordpress tags

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Very few ‘really’ great things are there to support blogging, and I swear Windows Live Writer is God’s gift to people like us.

While using WLW, I was seriously missing the ability to add WordPress tags to my posts. It did have an insert tags options, but WordPress specific tags (allows other bloggers to find you post based on the tags) were not easy to add.

Now I have found a plugin designed by WLW’s team member J. Cheng and not by Microsoft.

By default, the support to post WordPress specific tags is not enabled in WLW . So some things have to be done in order to enable the support to add tags when you blog from Windows Live Writer.




Click  on the page below to get to author, J. Cheng’s page which allows downloading of the said plugin.

Adding WLW plugin for WordPress specific tags

After downloading the plugin, when you restart the WLW, on the right bottom, you will find ‘a button with 2 upward facing double arrows’. Once you press it, you will witness a beautiful properties screen at the bottom of you post. Among other fields, it contains a Keywords field. This is WLW’s equivalent of tags.

So now, you can add as many CSVs (comma separated values) to the keywords field.

Happy tagging…

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Written by Dev

August 31, 2008 at 11:47 am