How to setup Open Live Writer and WordPress blog

Open Live Writer is open source blog editor that allows you to create blog posts, add photos and videos then publish to your website.It is an fork of Microsoft’s Windows Live Writer. It supports WordPress, SharePoint, Movable Type, Blogger, TypePad and DasBlog blog services. It is relased under MIT license.

Setup Open Live Writer and WordPress blog

Download Open Live Writer from this link. The downloaded installer size is just over 5MB. Before you install Open Live Writer, please make sure you have an active blog. If you don’t already have one, you can Signup the blog from this link.To install the Open Live Writer just double click the installed.

In the What blog service do you use field, select WordPress and click next.

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Open Live Writer wordpress selection

In the Next screen Type your WordPress blog address, username and password and click next.

Open Live Writer wordpress username and password

Click Yes if you want to see what your posts will look like online while your are editing.  This will try to download your wordpress blog theme.

Open Live Writer wordpress theme download

Write your blog tittle and content. Set the categories and tags. After that hit the Publish button on your Open Live Writer.
Open Live Writer wordpress blog editing
You will add more accounts later by going to File->Options->Accounts

Open Live Writer manage accounts

The Blog Account tab allows to configure blog description, managing comments, choosing theme and setting various blog options.

Open Live Writer on Github

Download Open Live Writer

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