<hostname> <wp_path> Error in Windows Live Writer

Yesterday when I tried to add my new site to windows live write I got error message saying

You need to customize the blog API URL before proceeding.

The following values were not customized:

<hostname> <wp_path>

please change these values to whatever is appropriate for your blog server.


hostname wp-path


If you also stuck in the <hostname> <wp_path> error in  windows live writer  then here is solution for it.

Solution for <hostname> <wp_path> Error in Windows Live Writer:


  1. Check whether your wordpress blog has enabled
    “Remote Publishing”

    or not. If it is not enabled then you have to enable it by login into your wordpress Dashboard > Settings>Writing > under Remote Publishing

    enable remote publishing

    enable remote publishing in wordpress

    Check “Atom Publishing Protocol” and “XML-RPC“.

  2. After enabling check whether it is working or not. If not follow step 3
  3. Now replace http://<hostname>/<wp_path>/xmlrpc.phpwith
    • http://www.domain.com/xmlrpc.php
    • (or) http://www.domain.com/blog/xmlrpc.php

    Ex: http://www.ashout.com/xmlrpc.php

    It depends on where your blog is installed.

  4. After doing all the above steps try again, you are able add you blog to window live writer.
Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 3 comments
gaurav - February 8, 2012

very nice post windows live is very cool software i am currently using wlw for about 4 months

pramod baviskar - June 2, 2015

i found it is problem if you clean wp head files in seo plugin. just uptick them and see the result

Nikhil - June 13, 2016

No Option there Remote Publishing…..

Could you check this…

I’m using WordPress 4.5.2


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