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Cannot connect Blogger account to Windows Live Writer

CB Blogger asked on
Question Summary
Other Windows Live Writer issues
What blogging service are you using ?
Blogger
Is your computer behind a corporate firewall ?
No
Enter the exact error that you are experiencing :
Can't connect to your blog service: unable to connect to the remote server.

Additional Details

When I try to link my Blogger account to Live Writer, I first get the message "Windows Live Writer was not able to automatically detect your blog settings. Please select the type of blog you are using and continue".

I select Blogger and hit next and then get the message "Can't connect to your blog server. Unable to connect to remote server. Please try fixing the problem and try again".

I went into the control panel and updated Live Writer.

This is my home computer with Windows Essentials for security...not sure about firewall or something that needs to be set in Blogger first? Any help would be greatly appreciated...I have already spent hours on this.

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Asheej T K replied on

I am answering to this question after few years because it may help someone.

Recently google changed thier security policy and it blocks access to the blogger from all external tool like live writer or any other tool which can be used to write blog posts.

What you can do to over come from this issues is,

go to https://www.google.com/settings/security

and then go to the section Account permissions and click on Settings against "Access for less secure apps"

Here you have to enable the "Access for less secure apps" and click on Done.

Now you try to access the same.

Let me know if anybody is still facing this issue.

Update: Feb 17th 2016

Windows live writer stopped supporting blogspot.com. So if you are not able to configure your blogspot with live writer just uninstall the live writer and download open live writer. You will have the same interface and features in open live writer.

http://openlivewriter.org/

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DalonGage replied on

You may have to recreate an app password for it to work. 

I have a post that shows how to resolve this:
     http://goo.gl/ZLluI7 


Regards,
Larry  

THIS is finally the answer of how to fix this issue with Windows Live Writer posting to Blogger.  Thank you SO SO SO much!!!!!!

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