editing post in new blogger after posting with WLW RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I downloaded the newest version of WLW (beta '09) to try it out. I posted to my blog and all was okay- a few minor things, like i put a boarder around my pics entering the code for this in 'source' and only one picture had a boarder on it, even though they were there in WLW before posting it. The next day, I was in my blog and I went to edit it, noticing a spacing problem that needed to be fixed (very minor fix) and when I hit publish, my whole post was messed up! Now, I did the editing within my blog's editor- not WLW. So, figuring that was the problem, I went into WLW to edit it and everything looked okay, I fixed the paragraph problems while I was at it and then copied the source code (i didn't know how to edit it and it not be republished and send out new notifications, and lose comments, etc. duh! ;) then pasted it into my blog editor- it just got worse and worse. It took me a while to get it to look close to my original post- when I got it good enough, I left well enough alone!

    I hope I'm explaining this well. I am new to WLW and fairly new to blogging in general. So, I take it you shouldn't edit a post in your blog's editor that you've created using WLW?

    I plan on playing with it more on my test blog before really using again on my real blog.


    Saturday, December 27, 2008 5:15 AM

All replies

  • 1) Opening the post you just made in WLW and hitting publish again will edit the post, it will not duplicate it.  We are smart enough to remember you already published it once.
    2) Editing a post in your web admin of your blog that you posted from WLW should be fine for the most part.  Sometimes, we do things that are a little to complex for the web based editing experiences simply round tripping the post through the web edit can cause problems.  For the most part you should be fine, but it could be worse depending on your post and the blogging service you use.
    3) Copying and pasting html from WLW is rarely acceptable.  Since it will reference resources on your local disk, and we often change the html right before it is published. 

    Sorry you had a bad experience, hopefully it doesn't happen again. :)
    -Brandon Turner [MSFT]
    Monday, January 5, 2009 12:17 AM
  • Thanks Brandon,

    For getting back to me. I have had some better experiences with it since then. I'm trying to figure out how to use a version of the 'read more' code now called selective expandable posts- we'll see how that goes. So far I like it.

    When I mentioned hitting publish again- I meant after editing, in my blog editor you click publish, even though your just editing- sorry that sounded so stupid. I don't explain things well.

    I'm also using a hack to zoom my pictures an mouse over. The post that I had so many problems with could have been because of that, I suppose. Would you happen to know which of the text template type plugins are the best for adding code- I have a few things I use regularly- like the image zoom code and need to be able to put that in without opening my notepad to get it.

    And, can you recommend your favorite plugins, or ones you feel are the most useful?


    Wednesday, January 7, 2009 6:00 AM