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    Windows Live Writer: Blogging tool for blogger

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    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.

    windows live writer screenshot 550x276 Windows Live Writer: Blogging tool for blogger

    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.

    wlw image editing thumb Windows Live Writer: Blogging tool for bloggerIf 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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    { 15 comments… read them below or add one }


    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.


    Tech @ InkAPoint

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


    George Serradinho

    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.



    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.



    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….


    Ivan Walsh

    Agreed. this is the best blogging client out there.



    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.


    Harsh Agrawal

    @ Mayur
    I go with you on this. Once I started using WLW I never looked back to default dashboard to write post.



    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.


    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks Ricky and I’m sure you must have enjoyed using WLW.
    never heard of truetap. will give it a try.



    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.



    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?


    Harsh Agrawal

    @Ciaoch There are few addons for the windows live writer. Though I will suggest integrate social bookmarking icons on template. You can use plugins like sexy bookmarks and so on.



    Hi, you can use Social Bookmarking Tags which is a nice plug-in for WLW…you can download it from here



    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?


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