Images with Windows Live Writer

Torsten Uhlmann

Sun, 27 Aug 2006

Photo by Torsten Uhlmann

Using Wordpress 2 as our blogging tool, I’d like to be able to set up MS Live Writer in a way that it can upload images to Wordpress’ upload directory via FTP. This is a test for this:

Wow, it seems to work… To make this entry at least a tiny bit useful, I should probably write about the settings I’ve used:

  • I choose Weblog => Edit Weblog Setttings and clicked “Upload images to an FTP server”.
  • There you enter the address of your ftp server (probably the same as your blog’s address, in my case), username and password.
  • Inside the Wordpress installation is a folder called “uploads” where Wordpress stores images that you upload through the web interface. Find out the complete path (not URL) of that directory (type ‘pwd’ if you’re on a Unix box).
  • In the last filed type the URL of the “uploads” folder, in our case.

You’re done! Live Writer will upload the image into a self created directory (check that your ftp user has permission to create directories in “uploads”) and put a link into your blog entry. Cool.