Windows Live Writer Issue

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Drifting in the Whispers
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Windows Live Writer Issue

Post by Drifting in the Whispers » Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:50 pm

So I had an interesting (and apparently undocumented) problem trying to set up Windows Live Writer.
It installed fine (after I unchecked all the boxes to install everything else they'd like you to have).
I went to run Windows Live Writer and got part-way through the setup. You type in your blog URL, username, and password. It starts to get information from your blog, then freezes, stalls, or stops running at the part where it says "detecting blog settings."
I googled the problem with no luck. Then I tried a few things.
Solution? Turns out that when entering the URL, you do NOT enter the www part. So if your blog was at http://www.searchtempest.com you'd have to instead enter in http://searchtempest.com for it to even work.

Mysticman
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Re: Windows Live Writer Issue

Post by Mysticman » Wed May 16, 2012 2:36 am

And how could you guess it? Was there any official warning?

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