Windows Live Writer + Ultimate Tag Warrior = a killer tag team!

Without question the WYSIWYG editors for WordPress are lacking and the only way to create a decent wordpress post is using a blog editor. There are may blog editors available these days from the free to the commercial but my preferred blog editor is Windows Live Editor, a free beta application from Microsoft that supports almost every blog application available. One of the nice features of WLW is that it’s expandable via extensions. One much requested extension is the ability to create tags for your blog entries from directly within WLW.  My preferred Tagging engine is Ultimate Tag Warrior so the ability to create tags for UTW from within WLW is something I’ve been waiting for.  Well the wait is over, David Brunelle has an excellent article on how to hack wordpress to allow Windows Live Writer to tag your posts within Ultimate Tag Warrior. David’s solution involves modifying your xmlrpc.php file (make sure you create a backup .. just in case) then allowing you to use the keywords property in Windows Live Writer to add your tags to your post. 

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