Ultimate List Of Tips and Tricks For Windows Live Writer
By on October 25th, 2008

Having being using Windows Live Writer for quite some time I have benefited from several tips and tricks I have learnt from several websites.

Like always we like to share those tips and tricks with everyone, and earlier we have collected and shared 100s of tips and tricks, which we have written or some of the most elite tech bloggers have contributed, which include:

To add to that list, here is a ultimate list of tips and tricks for the most popular offline blogging application, Windows Live Writer (WLW). This list is non-exhaustive will include little tidbits that we will include to make things easier for you.

How To Setup A Blog To Work With Windows Live Writer?

If you are new to WLW, here is a easy to see guide and video to setup your site to work with Windows Live Writer. This video has been created by RemarkABlogger a very popular blogging consultant, it details the steps to get you setup quickly and easily.

Watch the video to get acquainted with WLW before you start using it.

How To Setup A Blog To Work With Windows Live Writer?

10 Essential Configuration Settings Before Getting Started With Windows Live Writer

Newbie to WLW, Technospot has a great post that you should definitely read that will help you setup WLW the correct way. It has tips to setup WLW to alert you if you forget to add tags or categories and more before you can even publish a post.

10 Essential Configuration Settings Before Getting Started With Windows Live Writer

The F2 Key Is One Key You Should Not Forget

While you are using WLW, the F2 key is like a swissknife you should not forget to use, once you press the key, you can set categories, publish date, tags, author info, excerpts, trackbacks and more.

Want To Include YouTube Videos? Just use Copy Paste

WLW has sixth sense, just paste the embed, object or direct video URL into the post and you can include a video without having to go through the insert option provided by default.

Want To Add Tags And Keywords To Your WordPress blog?

WLW does not come with inbuilt support for adding tags and keywords to your posts, sad right? Well not unless you use this wonderful piece of software that helped me become more productive, since I never had to re-edit the post just to add the tags and keywords.

Add Keywords and Tagging feature for Windows Live Writer

Efficient Way of Blogging With Windows Live Writer

The Digital Inspiration has a great post on a efficient way to blog with WLW, you can learn to add screenshots without any additional software, improve speed of live website previews, ping essential services while you post and more.

Efficient Way of Blogging With Windows Live Writer

Get Productive With Windows Live Writer

Do you paste or paste special, or are you adding categories or tags to your posts? Digital Inspiration has another great post to increase your productivity while you use Windows Live Writer.

Get Productive With Windows Live Writer

Best Tips and Tricks Windows Live Writer Technical Preview

WLW released a technical preview, which included several image editing capabilities and other interesting updates. Lifehacker has a great post on getting over those new features to make your life easier with the latest update for WLW.

Best Tips and Tricks Windows Live Writer Technical Preview

Image Formatting Tips for Windows Live Writer

Don’t know how to work with images in WLW, Technospot has a article on how you can easily work with them, yea aligning images, giving them effects, learn them all here.

Image Formatting Tips for Windows Live Writer

Adding NoFollow Links In Windows Live Writer

NoFollow or To Follow has been a big topic to not getting banned with , if you are concerned and do not want to have search engines index a website you are linking to, read our article on how you can easily nofollow links from within Windows Live Writer.

Adding NoFollow Links In Windows Live Writer

Backup Windows Live Writer

like always is a good thing, not only on a system basis also on per software basis, and WLW does have a useful utility to backup your posts that have not yet been published.

Backup Windows Live Writer

Portable Windows Live Writer

Want to write posts from your USB or Flash drive? The Windows Live Writer Portable edition will make it happen, it’s not like a regular portable application, but yes follow the instruction and you will be able to write from any PC you want to. We have used this application for all our posts :-)

Portable Windows Live Writer

Find Plugins For Windows Live Writer

Want to enhance WLW? Visit the Live Gallery for Windows Live Writer to find useful plugins that will help you with different functionalities and features.

Windows Live Writer Gallery

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