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WordPress Thickbox Plugin for Live Writer

I’m a huge fan of the Lightbox plugin for blogs, whether it’s on wordpress or or any other blog type. For those who don’t know, the Lightbox plugin enables you to have your blog set so that if a user clicks on an image, that image opens inline, rather than redirecting them away from [...]

WebTone Tip: Where To Get Ringtones From

by @ Friday, October 14th, 2011. Tags: , , ,
Filed under Tips, WebTone, Windows Phone 7

I have moved this post to the new WebTone blog SL SL

Windows Phone Devs: How To Make Users Love You More

by @ Thursday, September 8th, 2011. Tags: , , ,
Filed under Tips, Windows Phone 7

With the new Mango changes and apparent 500+ API changes, including support for multi-tasking, there is one thing you can do to your app that’s a simple change of just 3 lines of code and it will make your users love you just that little bit more. In your App.xaml.cs, go to your Application_Activated handler, [...]

WordPress Featured Image Plugin For Live Writer

For a while now, @ kipkniskern (my LiveSide mate) has been asking whether it was possible to be able to set the featured image of a post for WordPress. This would save everyone the job of publishing the post, then having to log into the site and manually set the featured image. This was a [...]

Introducing TileSlider: A #WP7 Control

by @ Sunday, May 15th, 2011. Tags: , ,
Filed under TileSlider, Windows Phone 7

Sometimes (ok, a lot of times), Microsoft confuses me. They want a common look and feel and an air of consistency about apps for Windows Phone 7 which is why they provided some great tools in the Windows Phone 7 SDK. However, there seemed to be some omissions. For example, when you’re in the mail [...]

AutoReplace In Live Writer Makes Triumphant Return

by @ Tuesday, March 29th, 2011. Tags: , ,
Filed under AutoReplace, Live Writer Plugin

Ages and ages and ages and ages (ok, you get the point) ago I told you of a hidden feature within Live Writer called AutoReplace. At the time, I mentioned that as it was unsupported/hidden, it could go at any moment, and guess what, it did. So I removed the plugin from my SkyDrive area, [...]

WordPress [Sourcecode] Plug-in

by @ Thursday, March 3rd, 2011. Tags: , ,
Filed under Live Writer Plugin, Wordpress Sourcecode

Whilst checking out my usual “Live Writer” search on twitter, I came across a question from @dereklakin asking if there was a plug-in for users so they can insert code into their blogs using wordpress’ [sourcecode] tag. Well, there wasn’t. So I volunteered to make one, and make one I did. Obligatory screenshots:          [...]

Keyboard Shortcut Plug-in For Live Writer

by @ Sunday, February 13th, 2011. Tags: ,
Filed under Keyboard Shortcut, Live Writer, Live Writer Plugin

tweetmeme_url = ‘’; tweetmeme_source = ‘scottisafool’; tweetmeme_service = ‘’; Last year, Aaron Bregal of the Live Writer team, wrote a great, comprehensive list of all the keyboard shortcuts available in Live Writer 2011. Now, unless you’re this guy, you won’t remember all of those shortcuts. You won’t, so stop saying you can. So what do [...]

Introducing Rollr7–A Dice Game

by @ Friday, December 3rd, 2010. Tags: , ,
Filed under Rollr7, Windows Phone 7

So recently I’ve been looking at Windows Phone 7 apps and learning how to build them, and to be honest, it’s actually been quite fun. So I needed an idea for an app that would really allow me to learn some basics, so I decided upon making a Yahtzee game. Obviously, for legal reasons, I [...]

Clipboard Capture Plug-in Updated

tweetmeme_url = ‘′; tweetmeme_source = ‘scottisafool’; tweetmeme_service = ‘’; tweetmeme_hashtags = ‘iphone4′; I always say, if you use one of my plug-ins and you want some enhancement, I can’t do that enhancement if you don’t tell me. Well, I got told. Twice. Granted, one of the requests was a review on the gallery page for [...]

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