Windows Live Writer : Free Blogging Tool for Blogger, WordPress, Typepad etc

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If you are a blogger, I am sure you will like to have tools that will make your blogging experience worthwhile. Well, one of such tools is Windows Live Writer.

What is Windows Live Writer?

Windows Live writer is free blogging software which makes it easier for bloggers to publish content to their blog directly from the desktop. It supports many blogging platforms including WordPress, Blogspot and Typepad. It is also known as WLW.  It is a WYSIWYG Editor i.e “What you see is what you get” Editor. This means whatever formatting or changes you apply to your posts, you will get the same preview on your blog.

I’m using it extensively for my blogger blog. It has numerous features  which make blogging easier for me . It gives me all the features which blogger dashboard gives me and many more which are not featured in the blogger dashboard.
Benefits of Using Windows Live Writer
  1. You can use it to manage multiple blogs.
  2. It auto saves your post as draft while composing  so that you can easily retrieve it in case of windows crash or any other error.

  3. It has image editing and enhancing features which add value to your post pictures. You can easily crop and resize pictures.

  4. You can use it while not connected to the Internet. All you just have to do is to compose and SAVE your post as draft. Once you connect to the Internet, you can easily publish the post and this saves a lot of time.

  5. You can easily make your links open in new windows.

  6. You can easily Schedule your posts.
There are still many other features of WLW, which I will write about in my future posts.

If you have not tried windows live writer, download windows live writer and give it a try. If you are already using it, kindly let me know what you feel about it.

In my future posts, I will be writing about how you can edit pictures with WLW while posting and also about the different plugins you can install into the WLW to add value to your blogging experience.

So, for you not to miss those and and also my future free ebooks, freebies,articles and be getting them right inside your email inbox even when you are not on the internet, kindly go to and enter your email. Once entered, you will have to check your email for a confirmation email containing a confirmation link. Once you click on the confirmation link in the message, YOU WILL NEVER MISS MY FUTURE ARTICLES AND FREEBIES AGAIN.


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Written by Jide Ogunsanya

Pro Nigerian Blogger, Digital Marketer and Web designer. I help business owners to grow their businesses online. You can join my Facebook Group here or join my Telegram Group here.

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