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The website for is hosted on GitHub pages using the source in this repository. Note that issues should only be logged against the website itself - for Open Live Writer application issues or enhancements see the OpenLiveWriter repo.


Open Live Writer proudly uses the MIT License.


You can find the roadmap for the Open Live Writer product here.

For the website, we are initially focussed on getting a fast, lightweight product homepage set up. Then we want to increase the end user help content to assist people using Open Live Writer. Developer documentation should live alongside the code.


Open Live Writer is an open source project and wouldn't exist without the passionate community of volunteers and the same is true of the website contributors.

To contribute to the website simply:

  1. Fork the repo and clone locally
  2. Create a specific topic branch, add a nice feature or fix your bug
  3. Send a Pull Request to spread the fun!

If you haven't already, please sign the .NET Foundation CLA to give us permission to include your code in the next release of Open Live Writer.

This project has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant to clarify expected behavior in our community. For more information see the .NET Foundation Code of Conduct.

For developer chatter, head on over to the OpenLiveWriter Gitter room: Gitter

For the people writing posts and news items:

All the files within _posts should have this section at the top of the file.

layout: default
title: 'Initial public release'
categories: [release, news]
date: 2015-12-09 00:00:00 -0800
author: martinwoodward
download: true

Do not change the layout.
title: The text that you want to see on the page.
version: The version number of OLW about which the post is concerned.
categories: Comma separated categories within braces. If this contains blog it goes to /blog, if it contains news it goes to /news. If both, then it will be present in both places.
date: yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss timezone (timezone is of the form +0530 or -0800, ie. +/-hhmm).
author is the GitHub username of the author. Used to link to their profile and show a small gravatar.
download: I'm not sure what this does but let it be.

.NET Foundation

The Open Live Writer project is supported by the .NET Foundation.