Windows Live Writer, Dual postings.
December 12, 2010 12 Comments
One if the big advantages of using Windows Live Writer to publish your blogs posts is if you have more than one blog and each is on different blogging platforms. I am in this position, I have two blogs on WordPress.com and also two on Blogger. Windows Live Writer allows me to send the same post to both at the same time, so I can do a ‘double’ posting to each one. In this post, I will be showing you how to do this, step by step. Firstly you will need to set up both your WordPress.com blog in Live Writer and also your Blogger blog. For this how to, I’m going to use my Photo blogs in order to demonstrate how to set them up in Writer and then how to publish the exact same post to both of them.
1.In Live Writer, click on Add Blog Account from the ribbon interface. or click on the File Icon in the top right hand corner of the screen, and then from the drop down list, select Options, Accounts and finally Add.
2. Choose which Blog service you are using for the new blog and then in the window input the URL Address of your blog, your user name and your password. When that is completed, click on Next. Live Writer will then begin the ‘sync’ with your blog including its current theme. Once that has completed, you need to sync Live Writer with your other blog on the other blogging platform but this time filling in the details for that blog instead.
TIP! If Live Writer has any problems correctly syncing with your blog, check the URL address, your user name and password are correct. Also try at some other time when perhaps your internet connection is at a better speed.
3. Once both blogs have been correctly set up inside Live Writer choose one of them and begin to compose your post.
4. Once your post is completed, publish to that particular blog. Then simply switch to the other blog by clicking on the list of Blogs in the Home ribbon. Selecting the other blog will then show the post you have just composed but now displayed in the other blog. If there is any difference in the width of the second blog, you may have to slightly adjust your formatting or size of any included photos.
5. Once you are happy with the second blogs format, publish the post up to the second blog. And that’s all there is to it! One post to two different blogging services!