How to enable Simple Tags support in Windows Live Writer

I’m using Simple Tags to do the tags on this site. I wanted to enable support for these tag links in Windows Live Writer (it beats having to log in and edit each post after publishing).

Quite easy:

  1. Click on Insert Tags
  2. In the Tag Provider combo, scroll to the bottom where it says (Customize Providers…) and select that. It brings up another dialog.
  3. Click Add…
  4. Here’s what I entered for my site:

HTML Template: <a href=”http://www.philosophicalgeek.com/tag/{tag-encoded}” title=”{tag}” rel=”tag”>{tag}</a>

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Now you can select Simple Tags as your tag provider.


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