Attention WP Bloggers

There may be a workaround for Gutenberg! It’s a Microsoft program called “Open Live Writer.” It was part of Win7 and I used to use it all the time. However, as Microsoft often does, they arbitrarily decided the program wasn’t needed so they removed it from Win10.

Up until Gutenberg 😠, I really hadn’t missed it since writing blog posts was easy and convenient using the “Classic” editor we’re all so familiar with. 

But now … as most of us know all too well … things have changed!!

Here is the description of the program:

Open Live Writer is like Word for your blog. Open Live Writer is a powerful, lightweight blog editor that allows you to create blog posts, add photos and videos then publish to your website. You can also compose blogs posts offline and then publish on your return. Open Live Writer works with many popular blog service providers such as WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Moveable Type, DasBlog and many more.

Essentially, you just type what you want to say into the program and then tell it to post a draft to your blog. It will show up on a page with the Gutenberg look — BUT in the format you’re used to.

It’s available as a Microsoft app — just search for “Windows Live Writer 2020” (without quotes) and you should get the link to download the program to your computer. It’s free, BTW. Smile

After downloading the program, you’ll need to provide the location of your blog, your user name and password. 

Let me know if it works for you and/or you have questions. Together we’ll make this happen!

11 thoughts on “Attention WP Bloggers

  1. ADDED NOTE: I wrote my latest post (Brain Fog) entirely on the Live Writer program, including adding the image. When I was finished, I “previewed” the post, returned to the program, made a couple of corrections, and then posted. I did not have to access the regular WP editor at all. Everything you need is within the program!


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