Windows Live Writer XmlRpc Issue

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    I have searched the forum for a solution to this and read through, but I can’t seem to resolve this issue. The topic is now closed and it doesn’t give a solution or say if it’s for hosted (free) vs. non-hosted blogs.

    I host my own WordPress blogs and when I use Windows Live Writer to post using XP, I get this message:

    An unexpected error has occurred while attempting to log in:
    Invalid server response – the response to the blogger.getUsersblogs method received from the weblog server was invalid:
    Invalid response document returned from XmlRpc server

    When I post using Vista from my laptop, it goes through, but it doesn’t post. When I go into the dashboard, there was nothing I could do to get it to go live. I had to delete the post and recreate it.

    I have also tried uninstalling WLW and reinstalling it without success.

    Is there a solution to this somewhere that I’m missing?


    There is probably a plugin that is causing invalid XML to be included in the response. I recall a few people mentioning this in connection with the Google Sitemaps plugin. Try disabling your plugins one at a time and see if that solves the problem.


    Also, about the thread you linked to, that was only for users, not self hosted blogs.

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