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:
- Ultimate List of Firefox 3 Tips and Tricks
- Ultimate List of Tips and Tricks for Google Chrome
- Ultimate List of Twitter Applications and Websites
- Ultimate List to Find Keyboard Shortcuts for Popular Application
- Ultimate Guide to Windows Button Hotkeys
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adding NoFollow Links In Windows Live Writer
NoFollow or To Follow has been a big topic to not getting banned with Google, 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.
Backup Windows Live Writer
Backup 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.
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 :-)
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.