After over a month of work and 243 commits, Open Live Writer now has the ability to publish to static site blogs. And as such, I have decided to move my blog to a static Jekyll site, built and hosted on GitHub Pages. Open Live Writer works brilliantly with this setup, and in fact it’s how I’m authoring this post right now.

 

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Windows Live Writer was made open-source as Open Live Writer in 2015. It saw a short burst of community activity initially, but not really much since then. Whilst contributions have tapered off, the “fan-base” certainly has not – Open Live Writer still sees a lot of usage in the blogging community to this day. I’m hoping that the static site support brings a new momentum into the project, encouraging other developers to get their hands dirty and add their own features and fixes. This project has a truly fascinating story, and for me at-least, is an absolute joy to work on.