10 awesome Windows Live Writer plugins for developers and bloggers

I’ve made this list of 10 plugins for Windows Live Writer. Some of these plugins will help beatify your published code, while others will help you create code archives or retrieve a link from MSDN.

Insert Code for Windows Live Writer – Insert Code for Windows Live Writer will format a snippet of text in a number of programming languages such as C#, HTML, MSH, JavaScript, Visual Basic and TSQL.

Paste from Visual Studio – Easily transfer syntax highlighted source code from Visual Studio to elegant HTML in Windows Live Writer.

Code Snippet plugin for Windows Live Writer – Format and apply syntax highlighting to source code snippets before inserting into your Windows Live Writer posts.

Insert a Silverlight Streaming application – List applications from your Silverlight Streaming account with live preview and embed in blog post using iFrame invocation

BlogMyCode VS2005 PlugIn – BlogMyCode is Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 plugin, that helps you to blog formatted source code, by using Windows Live Writer.

MSDN Locator – Inserts a link to a .NET namespace, class, method etc in the MSDN Library.

Insert Source Code Snippet – Helps you to past well formatted XHTML compatible source code into your blog by using WLW

wlwHtmlSnippetsTool – Allows you to insert simple Html snippets into a post. Stores a list of commonly used snippets. Freeware, open source.

Paste MSDN URL – Removes the culture from an MSDN URL so that the end user’s culture is used in determining what localized content they see.

Visual Studio Solution Uploader – The plugin allows you to select a Visual Studio 2005 solution file, when selected the solution and the directory will be zipped and included in the blog post. All done in a few simple steps. You can even get it to build binaries of the solution.

 Dynamic Template Plugin – The powerful plugin for Windows Live Writer. You can use templates to easily insert oft-used snippets of HTML or text. (by Joe Cheng)

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Windows Live Writer Beta 3(build 12.0.1277.0816) is available for download


Microsoft announced the new beta of Windows Live Writer, this is the last beta before final release.

Some features of this beta version:

  • Insert videos using our new ‘Insert Video’ dialog

  • Upload images to Picasaweb when publishing to your Blogger blog

  • Publish XHTML-style markup

  • Use Writer in 28 additional languages

  • Print your posts

  • Justify-align post text

  • Better image handling (fewer blurry images)

  • Resolved installation issues from last release

  • Many other bug fixes and enhancements

Download Windows Live Writer Beta


Please note that changes in this version may affect plug-in developers.Read more on this post


If you can’t run WLInstaller – check out this post (in German) you find at bottom of the page direct link to WLW Beta 3(English).


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Windows Live Writer Beta 2 is available for download

The brilliant blog client is available for download .

Windows Live Writer makes the process of publishing rich media as easy as sending e-mail.  Writer knows the theme used by your blog and allows you to author your posts directly in the styles of your theme.

Features in this beta:

  • Spell checking
  • Table editing
  • Ability to add categories
  • Page authoring for WordPress and TypePad
  • Support for excerpts and extended entries
  • Improved hyperlinking and image insertion
  • Paste Special
  • SharePoint 2007 support
  • New APIs enabling custom extensions by weblog providers
  • Automatic synchronization of local and online edits
  • Integration with Windows Live Gallery
  • Support for Blogger Labels
  • New look and feel
  • Available in 6 languages
  • Improved accessibility and keyboard support
  • Many other frequently requested enhancements

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MSDN Locator plugin for Windows Live Writer

The plugin allows you to search for a class, namespace, method or property using the full name and then inserts a link tag with a description (title attribute).


Download the plugin here.

Read more here

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Syntax Highlighter for Windows Live Writer

This is a simple plugin for Windows Live Writer that enables a user to insert highlighted source code, it is based on Wilco Bauwer’s Syntax Highlighter


Download Syntax Highlighter for Windows Live Writer

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