Fix for HTTP error 500/XMLRPC issue when publishing via Live Writer and the post has embedded images

Whew – long title I know, but it’s what I started running into when attempting to upload a post to brokentoken via Windows Live Writer (WLW).

I’m still trying to determine whether or not I’m going to stick with/ WLW for post composition or use WordPress’ built in editor – I’m split 50/50 on it right now.   Regardless of the outcome on that, I ran into an issue where I was publishing a post that had some embedded images in it, and the XMLRPC interface of WordPress kicked back an “internal server error” with a HTTP status code of 500.

Enter a little Google-fu and I found this to be a very clean and simple solution:

http://ardentdev.com/fix-for-wordpress-xmlrpc-500-internal-server-error/

I have verified here on brokentoken that it was necessary and have also verified that my development environment  is afflicted as well.

Simple enough fix via phpMyAdmin and all is well.  I hope this helps someone else out if they run into this issue using WLW (or any XMLRPC publishing method) with embedded images.

3 thoughts on “Fix for HTTP error 500/XMLRPC issue when publishing via Live Writer and the post has embedded images

  • August 13, 2011 at 5:51 am
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