Live Writer Plugin : Download & Setup

The Live Writer Source Code Plug-in For WordPress.com Blogs

The following software is free to download and use, subject to the MIT License.

IMPORTANT: If you are using WINDOWS Live Writer (that comes with Microsoft Essentials) use V1 of my plugin, but if you are using the more modern open-source OPEN Live Writer then use V2 of the plugin. 

Downloads For Open Live Writer (use Version 2.x.x below):

Version 2.0.0 BETA (Recommended) More Details Download Now

Note: This plug-in requires the Microsoft.Net Framework V4.5.2 or above (installed with Open Live Writer).

Installation Guide For Open Live Writer Plugin (v2.x.x):

To install the plug-in download it from the link above and unzip it and then copy the files as outlined below. Optionally you can make use of the customisable language list by updating the supplied text file, or delete it as the plug-in will work without it fine.

As OpenLiveWriter is very much BETA please be aware that the location of plugins and the way that they are handled will change in the future and this may impact your plugin when you update OLW. You have 2 options.

Option 1: By default OLW will look in the Plugins folder inside the application path (e.g: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\OpenLiveWriter\app-0.5.1.3\Plugins)  but this path will change as OLW auto-updates itself (i.e. the app number will change). To install copy the plugin (and its supporting txt file in the downloaded Zip package) to that path using the latest …\app-x.x.x.x folder present on your system. Each time OLW updates to a new version you will need to re-copy or move the plugin into the new  …\app-x.x.x.x folder.

Option 2: OLW (like WLW before it) checks the registry for plugins too and so you can add a registry key telling OLW where to find the plugin. Whilst this feature is supported by OLW this should enable the plugin to survive OLW auto updates without you having to do anything. Just download and extract the plugin to a folder on your harddrive and then add a new registry key to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\OpenLiveWriter\PluginAssemblies with the name (can be anything) and the location of the plugin. For example:

RegValueExample

For troubleshooting tips check here.

Downloads For Windows Live Writer (use Version 1.x below):

Only use this version if you are still using Windows Live Writer as opposed to the newer Windows Live Writer.

Version 1.4.2  (Recommended) More Details Download Now
Version 1.4.1 More Details Download Now
Version 1.4.0 More Details Download Now
Version 1.3.0 More Details Download Now
Version 1.2.0 More Details Download Now
Version 1.1.0 More Details Download Now
Version 1.0.0 More Details No longer available

Note: This plug-in requires the Microsoft.Net Framework V2.0 or above (installed with Live Writer), available here.

Installation Guide For Windows Live Writer Plugin (v1.x.x):

To install the plug-in download it from the link above, unzip it and then copy the files to the Plugins folder under the Windows Live Writer program files folder, for example C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\Plugins. Optionally you can make use of the customisable language list by updating the text file, or delete it as the plug-in will work without it .

For troubleshooting tips check here.

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