Windows Live Writer works again on this blog!

July 20th, 2007 by Dor

1. The Problem

I was unable to write using this cool application for a while now. The reason was this annoying error:

Invalid Server Response - The response to the blogger.getUsersBlogs method received from the weblog server was invalid.

So I did some research and found this post about changing the .htaccess file. Unfortunently it didn’t solve the problem.

Then I installed Fiddler 2, the wonderful HTTP proxy application. I started Windows Live Writer again and let it reconnect to my blog. I analyzed the response from XMLRPC.PHP after receiving the error again, and found this response from the server:

XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.

I searched for this error and got to this post about the problem, which was close but didn’t solve it either. However, a link from the post to the support page on the PHP bug tracker showed me a different command to put in the XMLRPC.PHP file.

And it worked! Thanks Will! Open-mouthed

So now I’m writing this post using Windows Live Writer… finally!

P.S. Lovely link for troubleshooting WordPress and Windows Live Writer.

 

2. The New Stuff

So now I can do all sorts of nice things. First, I can embed videos - which I couldn’t using the WordPress default rich text editor. Also, I installed some add-ins for WLW:

You can see I can insert smilies such as these:

  • MSN  Open-mouthed
  • Yahoo Happy
  • CustomBanana(My favorite!)

And also I’m able to insert C# code and make it look cool:

MyObject obj = new MyObject(“foo”, 123);
int result = obj.DoStuff();
return result;
image

 In summary - maybe now I’ll start writing more Open-mouthed

Dor.


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