TechFriday: Open Live Writer to WordPress plug-in problem

Posted By on January 13, 2017

Twice now I’ve found myself unable to post to my WordPress blog. Once a few years ago using the windows based Microsoft Live Writer (now defunct) and recently using the open-sourced Open Live Writer.


The “Invalid Server Response – The response to the blogger.getUsersBlogs method received from the blog server was invalid:” error pops up. When trying to decipher what had changed, I recalled that I recently updated WordPress and in the process cleaned out a few post revisions using an older plug-in called Revision Removal. It “has not been tested” with my current WordPress 4.7.1 and figured it “might” be the culprit — and it was. Deactivating this plug-in corrected the problem.


So … if you are having and issue posting to WordPress, first check your plug-ins to be sure they are not the problem … especially older plug-ins that aren’t being updated or maintained.


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