In my previous post Creating a Windows Live Writer Plug-In with C# I created a plug-in for the Amazon Quick Linker. I didn’t include the plug-in it self. I thought It would be better to have a smaller post showing it and the download. So here is a quick tour or FAQ on it. Please feel free to post your questions and suggestion on this post. I really would like to hear back from you.
Download Amazon Quick Linker Plug-in for Windows Live Writer
- Close Windows Live Writer it isn’t already.
- Unzip the AmazonQuickLink.zip file into your “C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\Plugins” directory.
- Open Windows Live Writer and check for the lighting icon on the bottom right menu labeled “Insert”.
Please note, you need to have the Amazon Quick Linker Widget installed to use this. In my post WordPress, Windows Live Writer, and Amazon Quick Linker I talk about how I got Amazon Quick Linker working with WordPress.
A friend of mine turned me on to Windows Live Writer for doing my blogs. It works great with WordPress and I don’t have the trouble of waiting for post-backs or time-outs like I did when I work with WordPress. I love it! I can also save my drafts locally on my hard drive or to my blog and then pick them up later. Its loaded with lots of great features. One of my favorite is that it shows you just what your post will look like on your blog before you publish it.
I only had one problem installing it. When I set up Amazon Quick Linker I pasted the code they gave me into the header.php file of my WordPress theme. For some reason this stymied Windows Live Writer when it tried to return my theme. After I removed the Quick Linker code and updated the theme in Windows Live Writer it installed correctly. I then put the Amazon Quick Linker code back in and presto! I am off and blogging again.
If you are watching this site right now you maybe the only one, lol. I am working on developing a WordPress Theme that incorpartes Googles Adsense into it. I haven’t done much development in PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) or with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The PHP isn’t turning out to be so difficult it’s the CSS that is giveing me the heartburn. Say tuned to see how it comes out.