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Using Windows Live Writer (WLW)? Writing posts takes you more time than you would like to invest? Looking for a ways to streamline your blogging? Want to be more productive and more efficient with blogging?
Try using Blog Post Template Plugin For Windows Live Writer.
Video: Blog Post Template Plugin for Windows Live Writer
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I’ve created it for my personal needs and I thought it’d be good idea to share it with the blogoworld.
Installing the Plugin
No MSI mess – pure XCOPY “install”. Two files:
Using the Plugin
To use the plugin just pick it from Insert menu and you are done. It is like Word template for resume or Visual Studio template for Web Projects. How would look your day if you’d need to write resume from scratch or Web Projects in Notepad?
Editing your template
To edit the default tempalte that comes with the downlad just open template.txt file that is located in WLW’s installation folder and change it to whatever you like it. I use WLW to edit is then open Source pane, copy and paste it into Template.txt.
Go ahead and give it a shot – try Blog Post Template Plugin For Windows Live Writer. Drop me a line in case you like it, drop me another in case you don’t. Let me know what should I improve to make sure you love it.
Have fun. BTW, this post was created with the plugin.
Thanks! I was going to make one myself.
Would there be a way to make it in LW itself and then "Save as template" using the plug-in? That'd be the only thing I'd add.
Hey, great to hear you liked it and thanks for insightful comment!
Here is what you can do.
Make the template in LW then switch to source tab, copy the contents and paste it into the template the plugin uses, here is how it goes:
Customize Blog Post Master Template
Make sure Windows Live Writer is not running.
Open Template.txt file in Notepad.
The Template.txt file located in the Windows Live Writer installation folder. If you installed Windows Live Writer with default settings it should be:
Windows 32 bit - C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer
Windows 64 bit - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer
Edit the file to your desire and save it.
You sure gave me the motivation to add the functionality for sure - stay tuned or check this one: