WLW Plugin for Open Live Writer #OLW available

I use Windows Live Writer for quite some time to write my post for my WordPress blog. The last version that was published by Microsoft was in the year 2012. So I was very happy when a few days ago the Open Live Writer (OLW) was announced. The OLW is an open source clone of the Windows Live Writer and is supported by a group of volunteers. Check out the post from Scott Hanselman for more details.

What kept me from using it until now was the missing WLW Pluging (The Live Writer Source Code Plug-in For WordPress.com Blogs) from Rich Hewlett. I always used to insert my code snippets. So when I mentioned this two days ago on twitter Scott Lovegrove got in touch with Rich Hewlett and a few hours later we had the first beta version of the Plugin. Here is the link to the post from Rich Hewlett: http://richhewlett.com/2015/12/22/openlivewriter-version-of-syntax-highlighter-plugin-available-now/

I downloaded the plugin today and installed it without any problems just by copying the files to $($env:LOCALAPPDATA)\OpenLiveWriter\app-0.5.1.3\Plugins and unblocking them.

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The plugin in action:

public void HelloWorld()
{
    Console.WriteLine("Hello World!");
}

The OLW hast still some minor bugs and is missing spellchecking – but so far it works good and I will use it for all the post from now on. Thanks to Scott Lovegrove and Rich Hewlett for the fast help. And thanks to everyone involved in the OLW project. You did a great job and I hope I can help in the futre.

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