Open Live Writer with WordPress HTTPS (403 Error)


The developer team over at Open Live Writer have been busy with trying to address several problems with blog authors trying to publish their posts. Recently the Open Live Writer development team have been busy trying to address problems with not being able to publish posts to WordPress blogs that utilize the HTTPS (SSL) connections.

If you're one of those people, you'll be relieved to know that an unreleased version of Open Live Writer has address this problem and reflects that the problem is solved in the next official release.

The resolution was tracked in this GitHub forum post.

The post details out the process of reporting the problem and the additional steps that were taken to resolve the issue.


Scott Lovegrove provided a test release of Open Live Writer to the member that was having a problem, and after installing and testing, the user confirmed they could post again.

If you're having problems with Open Live Writer, check out the support forms at GitHub.


I hope this helps…

Download Full Windows Essentials 2012 [offline] installer


The other day, it dawns on me that Microsoft has killed all their download links for Microsoft Windows Essentials 2012.

This was a slight problem because I was going to get my son started with doing some video editing with Windows Movie Maker 2012, but the download links were gone. Luckily, I keep a lot of the installers I download; that included the last full installer of Microsoft Windows Essentials 2012.

Open Live Writer – Server Error 501 using Blogger Service

Since the death of Windows Live Writer, the Open Live Writer dev team has given it a new life and  making small improvements over the past year. While there has been some improvements, the application is still has a lot of the old dependencies.

Take for an example, in a recent forum post an user posted an error with using the Blogger service; saying he was getting error 501.

Open Live Writer is available at the Windows Store


I've been blogging for a long time and my favorite application to use for generating my articles is/was Windows Live Writer, but Microsoft has since sunset that product. It's been replaced by Open Live Writer. Over the past year, since the Open Live Writer team took over the development of that application, the development team on GITHUB has been busy in the background making small improvements.

The latest version of Open Live Writer can be found on the Windows Store. Just do a search for Open Live Writer. The application will be installed and should be available for automatic update as they're issued.


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