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Metaweblog API and Categories not work

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  1. Gerardo
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    09 Sep 2008
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    I'm using Windows Live Writer for publish to blog. This work fine, except for categories.  Categories list box in Live Writer show tags not categories.
    How i can set a category for an article?

    Thank in advance
  2. Ivan
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    Hi Gerardo,

    Metablog API supports only one level of literals, so to best match, it is tied with tags not hierarchical categories. In fact, this is found with the most other blog tools.

    Let me more know about your case with other tools, so that we can find a way here.

    All the best,

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  3. Gerardo
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    I'm not using other tools. I only want to assign a category to an article. But Windows Live Writer show me tags not categories from my blog.

    regards 
  4. Ivan
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    Hi Gerardo,

    Currently it is only possible to set Tags from Live Writer, as the API itself doesn't support that internally, but we are working on that and will come with a work around for that soon :-). This is true for other blog platforms as well.

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  5. Tony
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    Suggestion:

    Have a special prefix which your service would pick up on and assign as a category.

    ie... "cat-" would be a category and otherwise its a tag.

    Therefore: cat-products, products, blue

    would assign a category of "products" and a tag of "products" and "blue"

    its a work-around, but would make my life easier too.
  6. Kasper
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    Hi,

    Is there any news on this feature ? I would like to use this for a project.

    Sincerly,
    Kasper
  7. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Kasper,

    We have not implemented the desired functionality yet. We will try to extend Metablog API for 4.0 with the new Generic Content.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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