Blogging Problems …

23 Aug

Can anyone recommend a good blog client program for Windows 8?

I used to use Windows Live Writer, but I’ve just moved to a new computer (old one decided it had been too cooperative for too long) and Windows Live Writer is no longer supported.  I’ve tried a handful of freeware programs, but they’ve either refused to interact with WordPress or simply glitched in other ways.  One posted the blog post to the mailing list, but not to the blog itself.  I don’t mind paying for a program as long as it actually works.

Any suggestions welcome.


15 Responses to “Blogging Problems …”

  1. Mike Brooks August 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm #

    Windows 8? You want Windows 10. I go to Scotland every few years and will bring you a license, but what you really want is a dual boot machine running Linux Mint, Cinnamon on one 500 GB partition and Windows 10 on the other partition. You can edit or even host your Word Press web page on either partition. Email me. Maybe I can send you Windows 10 or we can figure out how to get you a computer.

  2. lif strand August 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm #

    What do you mean by “blog client program”? What is it that you want to do? If you already have/use WordPress, why don’t you blog using WordPress? I’m far from any expert on blogging, so that’s why I’m asking.

  3. clbeam August 23, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

    move to windows 10 or linux windows 8 will be unsupported or security

    • Mike Brooks August 24, 2019 at 12:36 am #

      You bring up another good point. LAMP stacks use a database and SQL is pretty typically used for Word Press. SQL 8, which runs on Windows 7 and 8, is incomparable with Windows 20 or the newer versions of Word Press, including their blogging suite. You really want Windows 10 because it has native support for Linus and every public domain database out there, including MySQL. Ubuntu, Mint, etc. runs inside of Windows 10.

  4. stephen August 23, 2019 at 10:49 pm #

    Might be worth considering that windows 10 has a compatibility mode for windows 8

  5. Peter Weissmann August 23, 2019 at 11:32 pm #

    For a start Chris, upgrade to Windows 10. There were a number of problems with Win 8 and 10 is a much better operating system, particularly on the cyber security front. Not sure about a blogging app as i’m not a blogger. Take care and stay well, I know chemo is a bitch from personal experience (twice). Regards, Peter W.

  6. perkybunch9530 August 23, 2019 at 11:47 pm #

    Take a look at

    • Marius Doom-raven August 24, 2019 at 1:23 am #

      the wordable app states that its function is for putting blogs on WordPress

  7. Darryl August 24, 2019 at 2:34 am #

    This might be worth a try:


    Open Live Writer is an open source application enabling users to author, edit, and publish blog posts. It is based on a fork of the well-loved but not actively developed Windows Live Writer code. Open Live Writer is provided under a MIT license.

  8. William Ameling August 24, 2019 at 2:59 am #

    I went from Windows 7 to Windows 10 since I heard too many horror stories at the time when I got the 7 version (about 10 years ago) about how 8 changed things from how older Windows versions did them. In fact when I got my first Windows 7 System after using an older Windows version, Windows 8 was already out and I still went with a Windows 7 System.

    The problem with Windows 8 (and older versions) as others mention, is that Microsoft wants to stop supporting ALL older Windows versions. So Microsoft is reducling and now eliminating support of Security updates for those older Windows versions. (At least this is my impression, i could be wrong about some things).

  9. Matthew W. Quinn August 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm #

    As Lif Strand pointed out earlier, why not work in WordPress directly? I’ve worked on blogs using WordPress before and it’s pretty straightforward.

  10. FULVIO MONTI August 26, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

    WordPad, is part of windows.
    (C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories)
    Just write the text, copy it and paste in WP 🙂

  11. W August 27, 2019 at 6:36 pm #

    I am under the impression that part of the problem is that Chris wants to stay with Windows 8 and not go to Windows 10. Unfortunately, Microsoft is trying to make everyone upgrade to Windows 10, and has no interest in making things easy to stay in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

    any word on Mirror Image release date?

  12. Thomas Tomiczek August 30, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

    Try Live Writer. Now Open Live Writer, at

  13. J September 22, 2019 at 8:56 am #

    hello chris …
    like others had said : buy a computer with windows 10 already installed, then go to microsoft dot com and download live writer yourself ! and installed it , it is completely compatible 😉

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