Having upgraded this site to the latest WordPress version, I’m now able to use Windows Live Writer to write posts offline and then publish.
The latest beta version, out since the end of May, wouldn’t work with the pre 2.1 WP version that I was on before the upgrade.
So although I’m a bit late to this party, I will say that this is an excellent offline blog editor. I did use the first beta and have a broadly favourable impression from that experience.
One feature I really do like – you can write and publish static pages as well as blog posts.
So I will be using WLW from now on.
And if you aren’t sure whether an offline editor is for you – maybe you prefer logging in to your blog via a network and doing your stuff online – whether WLW or any other, take a listen to FIR #260 and FIR #261 for some discussion on the pros and cons.