Using Windows Live Writer with Joomla

What is Windows Live Writer?

Windows Live Writer is a desktop blogging application that enables you to write content for your website from the Windows Live Writer application.

Why use Windows Live Writer with Joomla?

Windows Live Writer makes the process of adding content to your website a breeze.

Rather than having to log into the Joomla backend and write your new content in a cumbersome WYSIWYG editor, you can use the familiar office style writing environment. Once you've written your content, you simply need to press 'publish' button from within Windows Live Writer and your article will be online.

How to setup Windows Live Writer in Joomla 1.5

Download and Setup the XML-RPC Plugin
  • Download the MovableType XML-RPC plugin
  • Log into your Joomla website's administrative backend and select: Extensions > Install/Uninstall
  • Enable the plugin: Extensions > Plugin Manager > XML-RPC - MovableType API
  • Enable Site > Global Configuration > System > System Settings > Enable Web Services [Yes]

Install and setup Windows Live Writer on your PC

  • If you haven't done so already, download and install Windows Live Writer installed on your computer
  • Open Windows Live Writer and enter in your blog and login details

What blog service do you use? Other blog service

Web address of your blog: Your Joomla Website URL e.g. http://www.allforcms.com
Username: Your Joomla backend username
Password:  Your Joomla backend password

Type of blog that you are using: Movable Type API
Remote posting URL for your blog: Your Joomla website URL with /xmlrpc/index.php added to the end e.g. http://www.allforcms.com/xmlrpc/index.php

  • Blog nickname: Name you would like to give your blog in Windows Live Writer
  • That’s it! You’re now ready to start writing your blog posts from Windows Live Writer!

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