Three New Live Writer Plugins for WordPress Bloggers

Description

In preparation for WordCamp Seattle, Windows Live Writer developer Brandon Turner created three new plugins designed to work specifically with WordPress blogs.

The first plugin lets you easily change the title and tagline of your blog (by default, it reads “Just another Wordpress.com weblog”). While that’s handy, the coolest part about this plugin is that it integrates with Twitter so you can use your current Twitter status as the blog’s tagline. Only status messages that are not @replies or those that contain links will be used.

The second plugin is designed to help you manage blog comments from within Windows Live Writer. Comments are categorized as “New,” “Approved,” and “Spam.” New comments are those awaiting moderation. Below each comment listed in this view, you can click links to approve, spam, or delete the comment as desired. You can also click to view the blog post in case you want to respond to the commenter on your site.

The third and final plugin is a bit more complex. It lets you add custom fields to your blog. In Brandon’s example he has added fields like City, Language, Mood, and Music. After the initial setup, the dialog box will show the custom fields across the top as links you can click on. From that point forward, every time you publish via WLW, you can select from the available custom fields and include them in your blog post.

All three plugins are available for download here.  Developers can also access the source code here. And if you haven’t installed Window Live Writer yet, you can download it from here.

The Discussion

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    Dab

    Looks like a nice add-on to Live Writer....but the site doesn't give any instructions on how to install the two download files (dll/source). If someone could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it!

     

    Thanks.

    Dab

  • User profile image
    Dab

    Looks like a nice add-on to Live Writer....but the site doesn't give any instructions on how to install the two download files (dll/source). If someone could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it!

     

    Thanks.

    Dab

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