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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Windows Live Writer, Dual postings.

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.

Details for the other blog

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.

Setting up an account

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. 

Composed post in Blogger blog

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.

Switched to other blog

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!

TG  ( And this post will be published to my Wordpress blog at http://technograns.wordpress.com and also my other blog at http://techno-granny.blogspot.com and is for my friend Arlene)

9 comments:

  1. I'm a TechNOTgran and I'm overcome by your expertise! All I want to do is add an audio of me speaking my poems (in my lovely British accent!) to my blog. You seem like the right person to ask. If I don't hear I'll know you're not!!

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  2. Rinkly, I am sure this will be possible by using Live Writer to compose your post because you will be able to add a Windows Media player file that you have created to your post. However, I have never tried to do that so you would have to try it and see. I know you can add audio files so I don't see why not.

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  3. Thanks for the info about Windows Live Writer :-)

    I hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas :-)

    ~Ron
    *****

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  4. Thank you very much Ron. I hope this post is helpful to you. Merry Christmas to you.

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  5. Hi there Technogran :) Just popped in to wish you a very Happy Christmas :) xxx

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  6. Thank you Poppy and a Very Merry Christmas to you!

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  7. I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God bless, Lloyd

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  8. Just want to say thankyou, will learn a lot from your post. Mei

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