FAQs

Why does this plug-in exist?
But if Live Writer doesn't support Posterous, how do you add the blog to Live Writer?
Ok, so does that mean all my Posterous posts are going to be published to the copied blog?
Will my images appear inline, like they do in the Live Writer window?
But wait a minute, this web image is showing inline
So what files can I upload to posterous?
Live Writer normally lets me see my blog's theme, can I get my Posterous theme?
Can I use Live Writer to edit a previously published post on Posterous?
But what if I publish, then quickly realise I missed something?
I notice you store my Posterous username and password, is that safe?
How do I send you any faults or feedback?
So who is the author of this plug-in?
Where did the name Writerous come from?

Why does this plug-in exist?
Easy, Live Writer currently doesn't support posting to Posterous.com, which means you can't benefit from having the great experience of using Live Writer when publishing to posterous.

But if Live Writer doesn't support Posterous, how do you add the blog to Live Writer?
Please see the How To Use page.

Ok, so does that mean all my Posterous posts are going to be published to the copied blog?
No, the way the plug-in has been designed (based on what Live Writer allows for developers), I will cancel the publishing to the copied blog no matter what the outcome of posting to Posterous.

Will my images appear inline, like they do in the Live Writer window?
Sadly, at this time, my plugin won't allow for inline images. All images that are in a blog post will appear at the top of your Posterous post as an album. I hope to add inline images in a future release.

But wait a minute, this web image is showing inline
Web images are slightly different as they are already on the net. This will appear wherever you put it in your post and will not change.

So what files can I upload to posterous?
The files you can upload are as follows: PDF, DOC, MPG, AVI, PPT, MP3, PNG, GIF, JPG. Although currently the Writerous Files plugin will not allow png, gif or jpg due to the whole images question stated above.

Live Writer normally lets me see my blog's theme, can I get my Posterous theme?
At this time, no. Although again, this is something I hope will be brought into a future release.

Can I use Live Writer to edit a previously published post on Posterous?
Simply, no.

But what if I publish, then quickly realise I missed something?
Then you have two choices, either delete the original and publish again, or modify the original on the Posterous website.

Is that something that will change in a future release?
No

I notice you store my Posterous username and password, is that safe?
I encrypt both the username and the password when I save them and they are stored locally by Live Writer itself. I, personally, have no access to them.

How do I send you any faults or feedback?
There are three ways, either you can start a new thread in the Discussions section on here, you can send me an email at writerous@scottisafool.co.uk, or you can contact me through twitter at @writerous.

So who is the author of this plug-in?
Writerous is the brainchild of Scott Lovegrove, a Microsoft Windows Live Platform MVP (aka Mr WLW Plugin according to some). He has written many Live Writer plug-ins and can often be found lurking in the Live Writer forums. He also has a number of plug-ins in the Live Writer section of the Windows Live Gallery. If you would like to follow Scott on twitter, he's at @scottisafool.

Where did the name Writerous come from?
A moment of genius from Jas Dhaliwal (aka @jas at http://www.jasdhaliwal.com).

Last edited Mar 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM by ScottIsAFool, version 10

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