Another Cool Windows Live Writer Feature: Post draft to blog

Have you ever noticed that button:


Like many of you, I have too; but wasn’t really sure why I would use such a feature.  Well, I found one this week.

I was posting the same article to two different blog and both blogs have the most excellent WordPress plugin WP to Twitter installed.

With my configuration, any new WordPress post is automatically posted to Twitter, so if I posted it on both blogs, I would run the danger of annoying my Tweeple with redundant and useless posts.

Post draft to blog to the rescue.  Follow these steps:

1) Write your post as normal.

2) Set the publish date to some point in the future.

3) Click Post draft to blog.

4) After it has published ( and you don’t have an option of viewing the post after publishing ), open the WordPress Administration page and navigate to the Posts area and Edit the draft you’ve just posted.

5) At the bottom of the page, check the WP to Twitter option to Don’t Tweet this post.


6) Under the Publish section ( right side of page ), click the Publish button:


Note: At this stage you can optionally set the Publish on date and publish it in the future.

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