Windows Live Writer 2012-A Killer WordPress Post Editor!

Windows Live Writer 2012

Create a new blog and add it to Writer

If you don't already have a blog, you can add a WordPress blog with Windows Live Writer. First, open a WordPress blog, Then download Windows Live Essentials. It’ll install Windows Live Writer for you. After installing, follow the on-screen instructions to set it up

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Windows Live Writer – The Best Editor You Were Looking For

There is plenty of WordPress editor. But when you login to your WordPress Dashboard & click Add New Post, the whole text area is cluttered with various items. (Tags, plugins, comments box, etc. etc.). So it really distracts your concentration from blogging. I was searching for a good alternative for this. But didn’t found one until today. There are several editor plugin like FCKEditor, TinyMCE Ultimate that poorly does the job. But they don’t provide the ‘WOW’ experience at all.

I’m going to write why Windows Live Writer is so awesome!. Open-mouthed smile

Windows Live Writer: Features, Advantages & Plus Points

  • Live Preview

 

The main advantage of this Editor after installing you get a live preview how your posts going to show up. It isn’t just the visual editor of default WordPress. Instead it shows how the post going to show after you publish it on your blog.

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  • A Big Editor With All Features You Need

Just see the screenshot above. It gives you a whole idea how the post would look like.

  • Built in Spell Checker with real time word count

It has built in spell checker that corrects your word automatically & it does show a real time word count.

  • Add photos

Click Picture, and then click to add a single picture from your PC or the web, or a thumbnail preview of photos from an album on Windows Live SkyDrive. After you choose the pictures that you want to add, they'll appear in your post.

Picture of a thumbnail preview of photos from an album on Windows  SkyDrive

You can edit the picture as you want. Like making the picture bigger/smaller, give picture a border,

Download Windows Live Writer 2012 Offline

Downloading Windows Live Writer 2012 is a bit tricky. You can’t download only the writer. You’ve to download the Microsoft Essentials 2012 to install it.

Download Windows Live Essentials 2012 Offline Installer

Windows Essentials 2012 includes new SkyDrive for Windows app as well as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Family Safety, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Messenger, Outlook Connector Pack, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker.

According to Microsoft, Windows Essentials 2012 comes with new versions of Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Windows Live team has added a few new capabilities while also taking advantage of some advances in Windows 8.

Download Microsoft Live Essentials 2012

Saif Hassan is widely known as saiftheboss7 in online communities. He loves to brainstorm on topics including PHP, theme customization & WordPress. A pro PC guy. working in Web Design, SEO & Google Adsense. Passionate about Blogging, WordPress, Google, SEO, Gadgets, Macs, Smart Phone, Android and helping others. Other interests and post topics include Photography, Psychology, Literacy, Science, Bengali and Life. 🙂 Loves to write about Microsoft, Apple & Google.

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  3. Saif,

    I’m a big fan here of WLW. However, I’m not seeing the real time word count in the 2012 version. I definitely had it in the 2011 version though. I went searching to find how to enable it (or add it) and stumbled on your article saying there IS this capability. So now I’m a bit confused. When I go to Options > Editing, there’s no “real time word count” feature available. I know how to view the word count — real time is the key word here though.

    Am I missing something or was it a mistyping on your part? Looking forward to your reply. Thanks!

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