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Testing Windows Live Writer Plugins

I recently installed Microsoft Windows Live Writer in order to enable offline/desktop content creation for my blog hosted at WordPress.com So far Live Writer has exceeded my expectations by far, simply put, it is awesome. The user interface is very similar to the familiar Microsoft Office product suite user interface.

Windows Live Writer Screenshot

From Wikipedia: “It features WYSIWYG authoring, photo-publishing and map-publishing functionality, and is currently compatible with Windows Live Spaces, SharePoint blogs, Blogger, LiveJournal, TypePad, WordPress, Telligent Community, PBlogs.gr, JournalHome, the MetaWeblog API, the Movable Type API, Blogengine, Squarespace, and all blogs that support RSD (Really Simple Discoverability). “

I have started playing around with Windows Live Writer plugins, as I discover plugins I’ll write a blog entry if I find a plugin to be impressive. In addition I have also started looking at the Live Writer API. If inspiration strikes I will attempt creating my own Live Writer Plugin.

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My First post using Windows Live Writer!

I’ve installed and configured Windows Live Writer. The initial to My WordPress Blog was really effortless and without incident. I created this post using the Live Writer Desktop application, so far so good. Browser based WYSIWYG () have certainly improved vastly, but I still prefer the ease and control of a desktop based word editor.

WordPress.com owner Automattic aquires Simplenote.

Simplenote

Simplenote has a new home! Our company, Simperium, has been acquired by Automattic, makers of WordPress.com. We think this’ll be great for everyone, especially you, our beloved fans.

You know how sometimes, the services you love just disappear when they’re bought by someone else? Or they wither and die a slow and painful death? Not the case here. We made sure of that.

The founder of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg, has been a long-time Simplenote fan. We first met him in 2010 before we joined Y Combinator, and we’ve kept in touch since. Fred and I will never forget the surprise Matt casually unleashed shortly after we decided to join forces. “Hey, by the way…we also bought simplenote.com from the people who were squatting it.” How’s that for a vote of confidence? We finally own simplenote.com!

In joining Automattic, we’re working with more resources and a growing, complementary…

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Dewald Esterhuizen

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