The migration seemed to go really well and I was soon tweaking with all my settings and modifying a few articles & pages etc.
During the migration there was a handy link to update your Windows Live Writer settings. I clicked it and it seemed to do something. However, when I went into Writer it kept giving me errors and asking for my username & password. It wouldn’t let you change the blog account settings either as it was trying to use my Windows Live account for authentication.
Thanks to a support article on the WordPress forums I saw the only way to fix it is to re-create the blog account. Follow the instructions below if you are unsure how.
Configuring WordPress in Live Writer 2011
- Open up Windows Live Writer
- Click the “Home” tab
- In the “Publish” section, click the account drop-down box
- Choose “Add a blog account…”
- This brings up the “add blog” wizard
- Writer should now be configured
This seems to be working well for me. The only thing that isn’t working nicely so far is inserting images. Sometimes it won’t let me choose the nicer effects (like reflection) and it doesn’t align the images properly (although it shows correctly when published). I also tried to update a previous post. Writer downloaded it OK but published it as a new article instead of updating the old one. It also stripped the formatting of some text I had used the “Insert Code”* plug-in with
In fact, this is my first proper article using the Writer+WordPress combination.
P.S. Neowin is predicting that the final version of Windows Live Essentials 2011 will come out later today*. I find that hard to believe, more likely to be a beta refresh or RC, but who knows!