TITLE: “The Flying Monkey of Luminance”.
One thing I just learned about WINDOWS LIVE WRITER and Blog Publishing is that WLW does not play nice with all the themes that are used in WordPress, at least not the theme I use in this blog and another one I write to.
I use the “AutoFocus” theme for this blog, and I really like it as a Photo Blog theme. However, WLW does not seem to like it very much. When I open WLW, and add a photo to my blog entry, all I get is a gray box at the top of the blog writing / composition area, with a flash or java rotating wheel, that never stops. This has happened because at first when adding my blogs to WLW, I also allowed WLW to detect and download the theme. For some reason, on my machine, this does not work for my theme, AutoFocus.
My Solution: Do not allow WLW to download the theme when setting up the blog. So far so good.
Another irritating thing about WLW is that when I click on Set categories, half of the categories box is off the left side of the screen. I can’t even click on my preexisting categories because I can’t see them properly. And, you can’t drag the box to a new location on the screen – please fix this WLW people, OK!