Never Forget To Tag Your Post Again!

December 4, 2010

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A few days ago, there was a bloggers meeting at Microsoft Raanana Office.

While I was there I’ve heard some people complain that they sometimes forget to add the proper tags to their blog posts (e.g. DEV, ITPRO, TECH, OFFTOPIC, VIDEO).

Presenting: Check For Missing Tags Plug-in

I’ve decided to pick up the glove and implement a Windows Live Writer plug-in that will remind you to add the proper tags.

Trying to post without proper tagging when the plug-in is installed will result with the following dialog:


Clicking on the Cancel button (which is the default) will abort the publish operation and will let you update the categories.

The list of required categories is saved in a simple text file (required_categories.txt) next to the plug-in dll.

How Do I Install This Cool Plug-in?

  1. Download the following zip file.
  2. Extract it into C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\Plugins\ or the equivalent folder on your system (on 64 bit systems it’s Program Files (x86) ).
  3. Enjoy 🙂

If you’re interested in the code, check out the following post.

That’s it for now,
Arik Poznanski.

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