Windows Live Writer: Blogging tool for blogger

As a blogger, sometime we are bound to use many desktop blogging tools and software’s. One of them is Windows live writer which is a desktop blogging tool and one of my favorite Windows blogging tool. I have been using live writer from long time and after using it, I can recommend to everyone and the best part is Windows live writer is a free tool.

What is Windows Live writer?

Windows live writer is a desktop blogging tool for bloggers to publish their blog content directly from desktop. It support major blogging platform like

Blogspot, WordPress, Self hosted wordpress blog, Typepad, Share point and Windows live spaces.

What are the benefits of Windows live writer?

  • Spell check
  • Blog post scheduling
  • WYSIWYG Editor (What you see is what you get)
  • Automatic save
  • Offline Editing
  • HTML editing
  • Manage multiple blogs

There are numerous feature of Windows live writer a.k.a WLW which will make your blogging more easy.

I started using Windows live writer after 2 months of Blogging and after that it become my favorite Blogging tool. Specially if you are using WordPress as your Blogging platform, you will fall in love with Windows live writer. You can add tags, categories right from your desktop.

Along with all the above features, image editing (resizing, effect, Cropping ) is very easy.

If you have not tried windows live writer till now, I will suggest download it and try it.

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Do let us know if you are using Windows live writer and what do you like the most about WLW? Also if you are new to WLW, you might like to read: How to configure Windows live writer with WordPress blog.

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 19 )

    • says

      That is right WLW is great and you can write all your posts very easy with out loading WP Admin or Blogger JS and HTML files, I loved WLW but I hate that is not open source yet, I’m a C# so I made my own Live Writer for WordPress, I call it deskpress live writer

  1. Keeyan says

    Hello, Mr Agrawal.
    I too love WLW for its ease of use. But I also find that new Blogger is equally good, although it was most trying when it upgraded from the old Blogger which was about the easiest to use at that time. I used to use both WLW and Blogger at the same time as there were features in each that I found better in the other. And I could post in either Blogger or WLW and use the other one to edit any post. But now that is impossible. With WLW, I can create and post and edit only those posts created in WLW but not those created in Blogger. On the other hand, I can use Blogger to edit posts created in WLW (but sadly WLW cannot edit it subsequently). So I now create with WLW and edit with Blogger. A good halfway but not the best way. I would appreciate any help that you and your followers can give me. Thank you.

  2. says

    Hey Harsh,
    I have windows 8 and will try these. I really liked like writer.just write it in one click whenever you have something in mind and share it with your readers after that. useful tool.
    Thanks buddy for letting us know.

  3. SiRu says

    Is there a way I can adjust the line height in WLW, when I publish, I see the line heights are too high.

    Also let me know whether you use HTML or XHTML as default in WLW settings?

  4. Ciaochowlinda says

    I’ve been using Windows Live Writer for a while and it’s great but I can’t figure out how to put those social networking tabs to follow each of my blog posts. Can you help?

  5. Amitabh says

    I am not very fond of Live Writer. Instead I would recommend ScribeFire, This is an add on to Firefox. I wonder if you could compare the two and let is know your opinion.

  6. Ricky says

    Great tool harsh.I tried it once.Actually i was used to post from my mobile so i couldn’t take full advantage of it.
    One such great software to post from mobile is ‘trutap’.It is lightning fast with some great features.The only problem is the word limit but it is still handy tool compared to email blogging.

  7. Mayur says

    Windows live writer is a must tool for bloggers. I can’t even imagine writing a single post without it.
    No one can beat WLW.

  8. SnapHow.Com says

    All you do is download, install the program, login, write a blog entry, click publish. The program automatically logs in and posts your blog entry.

    The best thing I like is It Uploads the Images Automatically..

    Plus there are so many features….

  9. Himanshu says

    I love Windows live writer, apart from working in offline mode i found the most vibrant feature is inserting video,it is very very fast, also we can add technorati tags though there are lots of wordpress plugins also available for that one, also we can install some great plugins for WLW like Zemanta,Snagit to make our blogging much easier, older tag suggestion is also a nice feature, overall i love WLW and i cant imagine any blog posting without it. Full point to you Harsh for writing on this topic.

  10. George Serradinho says

    I have not tried it, but might now after you have mentioned it. I seem to be learning a lot from you :)

    Thanks for sharing this info.

  11. Tech @ InkAPoint says

    Well Live Writer still have lot of problems. But it is a good one for many bloggers.

  12. venkat says

    I am using Windows Live writer since a long time and I am very happy with it when compared to blog editor comes with blogspot blog.