IMPORTANT: The issue related to image displaying wrongly has been resolved as of 18Dec07, 12 pm Singapore time).
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Recently (16Dec07), Windows Live Writer (WLW), ScribeFire and BlogJet trial no longer work properly and it is problematic to post anything with image. I still ample space for uploading images as I only utilized only 11% of the upgraded space so insufficient space is ruled out.
So did WordPress.com update its latest software over the weekend that inadvertently cause incompatibilities issues with those blogging tools ?
I have made a thread in WordPress forum concerning the problem http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=19141&page&replies=31 and some participants have experienced the similar issue that is now been investigated by WordPress staff.
I try to figure out if it is the bug of WLW but conclude that it is not the culprit since both ScribeFire and BlogJet no longer able to post flawlessly as well, so the problem is confined to WordPress.com which host my blog site.
The problem is much subtle because as these popular tools are not working properly now, it is likely that other similar tools will experience the same problems
The followings are what I observed:
- Any post with images that is submitted through WLW ended up corrupting some of the posts with the wrong images.
- ScribeFire no longer shows the post associated with my blog site. Rather, it now shows all the Posts associated with features of WordPress.com.
- BlogJet refuses to upload any post with image anymore.
I reckon this is likely caused by software update by WordPress.com, and will check it out with its support forum. So in the meantime, postings with images will show the wrong image until the problem is rectified.
hmmm, did anyone get the similar symptoms using those blogging tools as well ?
To aid with the investigation, I am running Windows Vista Premium and that the blog site has accumulated 130 posts so far.
The following shows how the recent changes from WordPress may have caused problem for certain popular blogging tools. The blogging tools are the latest update to date.
Windows Live Writer (Build 12.0.1367.1128)
Wrong image shows up on post.
After the post, what should be different images ended up as similar images as they pointed to the same file as indicate by the following image link
As shown from the Posts tab of ScribeFire, all the items no longer refer to those from blog site but from WordPress.com, hence rendering ScribeFire unusable.
BlogJet is not spared from the changes either. Image no longer can be uploaded automatically as shown in the second picture.