Friday, November 3, 2006

Windows Live Writer and Blogger Beta problem solved

I got WLW working again after migrating to Blogger Beta. WLW didn't post at all and could not load the style template.

I got this tip by email from Joe Cheng at Microsoft that solved the problem. I initially posted about it to the msn Groups.

Find this registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Live Writer\Weblogs\2e27accf-425c-4996-9c2d-a075aad9307a

Rewrite BlogId and PostApiUrl to use "beta.blogger.com" instead of "www.blogger.com" (leaving the rest of the URL the same). Then restart Writer and try again.

1 comment:

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    Joe Cheng (Microsoft) said...

    Thanks for posting this. As a matter of clarification,

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Live Writer\Weblogs\2e27accf-425c-4996-9c2d-a075aad9307a

    should really read

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Windows Live Writer\Weblogs\[BLOG_ID]

    since it will vary from system to system. Thanks!
    November 04, 2006

    Thomas said...

    With Joe's clarification, this fix works. However, the temporary post created when the weblog style is updated does not get removed (you can of course remove it manually).

    Thanks for the tip!
    November 07, 2006

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