Windows Live Writer offline blogging software – Error

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I was using Windows Live Writer offline blogging software when I received this error message. My log-in information is assigned to be encrypted because my WordPress settings force SSL on admin pages.

Nevertheless, my SSL certificate is not trusted since what I use is a self-signed certificate. How can I connect again to my blog?












Windows Live Writer

Can't connect to your blog service:

Network Connection Error – Error attempting to connect to blog at:

The underlying connection was closed: Could not establish trust

relationship for the SSL/TLS secure channel.

Please try fixing the problem and then try again.


How do I change the trust settings?

Answered By 0 points N/A #140990

Windows Live Writer offline blogging software – Error


Hello Shirley,

If you have been able to use this offline blogging software successfully before, then you should try the following fixes:

  •  Go to the Proxy settings and there set it to manual. After that you will need to add your blogging account after your name my blog name – you will need to do that even if you have a domain name – and then try connecting. That should fix the problem.
  • If you are still having this issue, try the following workaround:

    • First, you will need to get rid of the blog from Windows Live Writer and then add it again.
    • You will need to ensure that you have got enough space to upload images. You can verify that by checking from Media >> Media Library.
    • After that you should attempt publishing a post without images or just a few small images to see if it works.




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