This is a typical “Ooooh look, I’m using Microsoft’s new Live Writer software” post. Except it’s not quite.
I found that I had a problem in using though. When I tried to add the blog in, it would detect the blog type correctly, but give me an “Invalid Login” error. Now, I now that my login definitely works, because I use it. The logs didn’t show up any failed login attempts either.
Then I found that Movable Type has a separate password for API access, which was disabled. Gah! If you have the same problem with Windows Live Writer and Movable Type, follow these instructions:
Log into Movable Type.
Click on your username in the top navigational menu to go to your profile.
Scroll down to the bottom where you see API Password.
Input a password of your choice and save. For security reasons, it should be different from your normal author password.
Use this new password in live writer.
2 thoughts on “Live Writer”
Thanks for the tip! This sure wasn’t obvious from the error message, MS help, or MT help.
Thanks alot – really handy hint there!
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