I have made the decision after a lot of grief to move my blog away from here and put it in a new home. My reasons for doing this included constant spam comments and no way of preventing them, and for an unexplained reason, I was actually unable to post to the blog for Live Writer. Imagine that.
Please make your way over to http://dev.scottisafool.co.uk and be sure to update your bookmarks and rss feeds.
All in all, a job well done (I hope).
The plugin can be downloaded from Live Gallery. Feedback as always to my twitter, @scottisafool.
Speaking of the original TweetMeme plugin, I have made a slight update to that which allows you to now put in Hashtags. This can be downloaded as usual from Live Gallery. You insert them via the options window:
Google have recently added excerpts to Blogger, which Live Writer can deal with just fine. The only problem is Live Writer doesn’t know that Blogger supports this. Now, there are a couple of hacks you can do to enable the excerpt button for your Blogger account in Live Writer, but even then it doesn’t work 100% and still requires tweaking in the source view.
This plug-in can be downloaded from my SkyDrive area and should be put in c:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\Plugins (or “Program Files (x86)” if on x64 systems).
I often see a lot of requests for how to change the image filename of an image you have pasted straight into Writer, like a screenshot for example. Currently there is no way within Writer of changing this filename, so you will always end up with “image[x].png” in your blog posts.
Well, I have now made a plugin (that will sadly only work with the current beta version) that will allow you to insert the clipboard image (ie, your screenshot) and give it a meaningful name.
The picture on the left is the initial screenshot I took for the example. The picture on the left is a screenshot showing the filename. To do this, once you have taken your screenshot, just go into Writer and click on Insert Clipboard Image, you will then be prompted by the following screen:
Here you can choose what name you wish to give the file, and what format (the choices are jpg or png). You can also set what the default image format will be from the options:
I will be making the source code available at some point, but I’m feeling particularly lazy today, so that will have to wait. In the meantime, you can download the plugin from Windows Live Gallery.
A lot of you might very well be using the Twitter Notify plugin to send your posts directly to twitter, which works rather well. However, I recently got asked by @Jas if I could do one similar to that but for delicious.com, so, I did. It’s a publish time plugin (like the twitter notify one), and will send the url, the title, the first couple of sentences, and any categories (as tags) associated with the blog post, straight to your delicious account. It comes with some fairly simple options:
If you don’t have it sent to automatically post to delicious, then you will get asked every time you publish a post. Also, like the Twitter Notify plugin, this will not publish it to delicious if all you’re doing is publishing your post as a draft to your blog.
You can download it from Live Gallery as usual.
My TweetMeMe plugin has been updated and adds support for using alternative URL Shorteners as described in the Tweetmeme help site. You can change this option from Tools > Options > Plug-ins > Options (when Tweetmeme plugin selected). This gives you the following screen:
If you don’t want to use an alternative, you don’t have to do anything, this option is turned off by default. You might also want to use your own API key for a particular service, if this is supported by tweetmeme (see their page linked earlier), then you can put it in using the plug-in (and no, I don’t know why you can’t use your own key for bit.ly).
Anyway, the update can be downloaded from Live Gallery.