you for joining us today. I’m Rudy Stebih
and welcome to Episode 6 – Setting Up A Free Windows Live Writer Blog here on Help
Desk TV. Windows Live Writer is a tool for creating
blog entries. Windows Live Writer makes it easy for you to post what you write for your
blog. When you start Windows Live Writer for the
first time, you will be prompted to configure a few settings to set up your blog.
After selecting the ‘Next’ button, the next screen presented will prompt you for
which blog service you want to set up. Windows Live Writer supports blog services such as
Wordpress, Blogger, LiveJournal and TypePad. Here, we will create a new WordPress blog.
Note that if you decide you later want to associate or add a different blog to your
Windows Live Writer, you’ll be able to do this.
First select, ‘Create a new blog’ and then click ‘Next’. The window changes
to inform you that Microsoft has now partnered with WordPress for hosting your blogs and
that you will need to create an account on WordPress before you can continue setting
up Windows Live Writer. Click on the ‘Go to WordPress’ link, and follow the steps
to creating your WordPress account. Once your WordPress account is created, click
on the ‘Set up in Writer’ button to configure Windows Live Writer. When the ‘Windows Live
Writer’ setup screen appears, enter your WordPress logon credentials. Press ‘Next’
to continue. Click ‘Yes’ to download your default WordPress
theme so you can see what your posts look like online while your editing.
Next, confirm your Blog nickname. Your also now given the chance to Share your blog posts
on Windows Live by selecting the ‘Share my blog on Windows Live’ link. Which you
will then be taken to your Windows Live account to authenticate the permission by clicking
the ‘Connect’ button. Click the ‘Finish’ button to complete
the setup. At this point, you’ve set up your blog. And you are now ready to start
using Windows Live Writer using the Windows Live Writer editing screen.
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