Live Writer Usage Note re Publicize in WordPress

There is no way I have found in Windows Live Writer to tweak the Publicize message prior to posting.

If you don’t want to have the default “[Title]:[Shortlink]” message, schedule a post time far enough in the future to give you a chance to edit (and remember, you can change it back to Immediately while editing), hit Publish, then either tell Writer to open your new post after publishing or go to your WordPress dashboard yourself, and finally edit the message.

I wish there was a way – after all, the shortlink length is constant enough that having it as a variable to be filled in during the publishing process wouldn’t affect the character count if the shortlink length were included when the variable was placed. For all I know, there may have been a way at one time, but Microsoft took down Live Gallery except for the sidebar gadgets, and that was where the Live Writer plugins were kept.


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