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I'm considering moving my existing blog from DasBlog to WordPress. While doing some tests to see if I did like the platform I ran into following problem:

I'm using Windows Live Writer to write my blog posts. I'm used to add the pictures on the original size and remove the default link (to the full size picture). When I publish this post to WordPress, some pictures end up in the picture library and others don't, even in the same post.

It would be nice to have a consistent way of storing my pictures. Preferably without the use of the media library, as I don't see the use of it (yet?) and it gives unwanted links and records in the posts table.

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You can make WLW upload images directly via FTP, you can set this up in settings of connection to your blog.

However as long time WLW user myself I would strongly suggest you to try and make sense of media management in WP, even if it seems excessive at moment (it did to me for a long time). Down the road you will very likely come to some things that are much easier done with media library, rather than organized bunch of directly uploaded files.

I know this very well myself, because I am facing need to re-organize and import three years worth of media at my blog. :)

PS WLW is fine, but do try writing posts in WP itself. A lot of work went into that part of experience and it is very impressive by now.

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Doesn't it clutter the posts table? I've read (rumors?) that WordPress is having serious performance problems once going over 10k records. –  Bart Aug 16 '11 at 4:29
    
@Bart WordPress is essentially made to manage posts. There is absolutely no issue with large amount of posts, other than normal scalability (you need hosting fitting your needs, as with anything). –  Rarst Aug 16 '11 at 7:58

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