How I Fixed The WLW (Windows Live Writer) Error
A lot of people have been having trouble with Windows Live Writer and WordPress. I was no exception.
The error message that usually popped up when trying to write a new post, or even edit an old one, went something like this: :Invalid response document returned from XmlRpc server.”
The interesting thing was that even though I was getting these messages, the document was still posting. But, I couldn’t deal with that message popping up constantly. I wouldn’t feel confident that everything published properly. So I resolved to fix it. And here’s the solution.
There was a lot of speculation around the web that there may be an error in the PHP code in the XmlRpc.PHP WordPress file. But, I found the problem to reside in the installed WordPress plugins I had. Specifically, the Google Sitemap Generator. In fact, the solution to this pestering problem was to simply disable this plugin, and the error message went away.
And now I have an awesome WLW experience. And if you don’t know what Windows Live Writer is, it’s an alternative to using the WordPress WYSIWYG Post Editor. A much better alternative, in my opinion.
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