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Add a new FlatPress Blog in Open Live Writer

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imageOpen Live Writer is the new open source version of Microsoft’s wonderful blogging tool Windows Live Writer, and users of the latter will feel VERY at home with the new open source version (as it’s pretty much the same thing!).

In my previous post I gave you my first impression of it - there was a slight hiccup when I tried to set it up with my first blog account, but here is how to add another blog account once you’re up and running.

1. Click the drop down list next to the Publish button on the Home tab, then choose “Add blog account…”

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2. Select “Other Services” from the next list of options, then click “Next”

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3. Type in the web address of your blog, and add your FlatPress blog login details

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4. Decide if you want Live Writer to download your theme in order to show you what your posts will look like while you’re writing them (I always choose “Yes”)

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5. That’s it – click “Finish” and start blogging…

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Choose your categories from the drop down above the editing window.

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You can choose whether or not to publish your images directly into your blog’s content/images folder by negotiating the Blog options on the Blog Account tab. You can also choose another folder if you wish – if you’ve correctly entered your FTP host name and your user name/password then you’ll see a folder tree of your blog when you click the button with the three dots on it, this allows you to simply click on whichever folder you wish rather than type it in.

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One other tweak which you should perform is in the main program editing options, which you can find under “Manage blog accounts…” on the Home tab

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You can check/uncheck the options as you wish, but beware that you should UN-check the replace special characters option otherwise you may end up with special characters in your post titles which WILL break your blog’s RSS feed (make it unavailable to subscribers). If you’re interested then if you type a post title ending with three dots (…) with this option checked Live Writer will probably change it to the ellipsis character (…) which is a single character showing three dots, and this character breaks your RSS feed.

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Download Open Live Writer here:

http://openlivewriter.org/

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Support our caregiving

Support our caregiving

If you found anything on this site of use, interesting, or even mildly amusing then please consider dropping a few pennies in the jar to help us to take care of our disabled son who contracted encephalitis in 2007 at the age of 6 and who is now confined to a wheelchair. He is getting bigger as his mother and I get older, imagine that, please. Every penny we collect goes towards his upkeep, and towards his future care requirements.

Thank you.