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Can’t connect to WordPress using Windows Live Writer

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Getting the following error when I try to connect the WordPress blog with Windows Live Writer

Can’t connect to your blog service.

Network connection error- Error attempting to connect blog at http:/

Moved permanently : Moved permanently

Please try fixing the problem and then try again


I have tried all the possible methods like disabling plugins,changing WP theme to default,Fresh wordpress installation etc.But nothing was helpfull.

When I checked the site in (WordPress XML-RPC Validation Service) it showing error like


Tried googling with error message “Could not open handle for fopen()” I understand need to enable allow_url_fopen.Checked phpinfo.php and it was already enabled.


When I go Redirect me to Again checked phpinfo.php and found custom php.ini file. Removed it and Windows Live Writer successfully connected with WordPress.

Another fix is , create a copy of xmlrpc.php and rename it something else like wp-xmlrpc.php
Go to Windows Live Writer, point the Remote posting webaddres of your blog to


About Sibi Antony

Bootstrap and Android LOVER. I've been creating things for the web for over 10 years, from the period of flash and table based layout web sites till mobile and tab friendly web sites.
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