Test Post


Well I’m back from my vacation, got back yesterday, with a mountain of mail to plough through and loads of photographs to look at from the trip. Today is April the first and I don’t know about in your country but we have April Fools day here in the UK. The idea is to play tricks on each other. It’s also Easter Sunday and this morning I thought my PC was playing tricks. First Microsoft edge started playing up, then Windows Live Writer, which I use to write my blogs, finally my AV software went haywire and corrupted some of my hard drive.

To cut a long story short I have had to rebuild my operating system and now cannot use Windows Live Writer because Microsoft no longer supports it and try as I might I just cannot get it to install on Windows 10. This really is a big deal because I used WLW combined with a plugin called Flickr4Writer to embed my photographs direct from Flickr straight into my blog posts.

I have resorted to using Microsoft Word to write this post but as yet I still haven’t found a way to get the photographs from Flickr into a post. I suspect there isn’t going to be an easy way to do it. In the meantime I am going to try using an image from my pc and put it into a word document to see what happens.

So here goes….

It will be interesting to see how this turns out. I think I’ve got a lot of work to do to get this right but I’m pressing Publish now

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11 thoughts on “Test Post

    1. That’s sorted now and all in all it was an exercise I’ve been meaning to do for sometime. Have a good clean up of my PC. It’s just a shame that I can’t get WLW to work, Colline.

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  1. Sorry to hear about your software troubles, especially over Easter. I get slightly frustrated by the (lack of) word processing facilities within WordPress, but loading the photos via the Add Media seems very straightforward to me (after shrinking and adding the watermark to my photos of course). So I’m wondering what the advantage is of using another piece of software. Maybe I’m missing out on something.

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    1. The big advantage for me was that I didn’t use up the media space allocated by WordPress. Instead i could directly embed from Flickr all of my photographs when I used the WLW plugin.

      It also meant that using WLW I could work off line in my own time. Sometimes I would start an article, then save it and maybe come back to it later when i had second thoughts, before publishing.

      For me at least, it was an easier way of working. Now without WLW I will have to use the Media server and be careful about the size of photographs that I publish in a post.

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  2. Good to hear you have solved your PC problems and hope publishing won’t be a pain for you here on WP. It is annoying to change your publishing setup once you’ve something that works for you. For me I’ve always put my photos in WP Media for the last five years…haven’t run out of space so far and I think watching file size of each photo does help and goes a long way. Good luck.

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  3. Hi Mike. I am just using the wordpress native editor, and like you I was concerned about the rate my media allocation was getting eaten up. However, now all I do is open the image in Flickr, hit the “Share” button, and copy/paste the link into the blog post. Works perfectly. Would that not work within your process?

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      1. I have noticed that sometimes you only see the link when editing, but the photo appears when you publish. sometimes there seems to be some lag in retrieving the image?

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  4. Bummer about coming back to this. I don’t have a suggestion, but a question. Can you tell if you had a power surge or power failure while you were gone? I have heard of some surge protectors that are not as effective as they claim to be. Just wondering. Cheers.

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