Project Description

xPollinate is a Windows Live Writer plugin that enables you to cross post your blog entries to other blogs, as well as social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook via Ping.FM. Use it to reach more audiences, or even to create backups of your blog posts.

With xPollinate, you can cross post full or summarized versions of your entries to any other blogs you have configured in Live Writer. You can also use it to post announcements and full or summarized blog posts to your favorite social networking services such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc via Ping.FM.

The Blogs tab contains settings to post to other Live Writer blogs:


The Ping.FM tab contains settings to post to social networking sites:


This plugin is based on another (CodePlex plugin project) by Daniel Cazzulino, but with additional features and functionality. More info can be found on my blog here.

Version includes the following features:
  • Cross post to multiple blogs at the same time
  • Choose blogs to post to at cross post time
  • Set plugin defaults through the options dialog, and override at posting time.
  • Ability to turn comments and trackbacks (pings) on/off at the cross posted blog
  • Add header or footer html to each cross posted entry
  • Cross post to Ping.FM
    • Supports triggers and services
    • Post using blog, microblog, or status methods, simultaneously or individually


Before you can install, you must make sure you have the following prerequisites installed:
** NOTE: If you have an older version of Live Writer, such as 14.0.8089.726, 14.0.8050.1202 or 14.0.8064.206, rerun the Windows Live Essentials installer.

Update 5/24/10: Release supports WLW 14.0.8117.416. See the release notes for additional fix information.
Update 10/12/09: Release supports WLW 14.0.8089.726.
Update 4/14/09: It still appears that the installation requires a specific version of WLW, 14.0.8064.206. Please upgrade to this version of Live Writer if you cannot see the plugin after installation. I am working on this issue and hope to resolve it soon.
Update 4/11/09: New build fixes issues with image paths not being correct on certain posts. Also fixes an issue where Ping.FM blog services list was showing non-blog services.
Update 4/2/09: build was not working on all versions of Live Writer. was released to address this. Please log an issue if you cannot see the plugin after installation.

Last edited May 25, 2010 at 9:22 PM by adamtoth, version 12