Error 500: WordPress Blog and Windows Live Writer

Problem:  When trying to publish to a WordPress Blog, I get the following error:

The server reported an error with the following URL:
http://www.domain.com/xmlrpc.php
500 Internal Server Error

I looked around the Internet and saw that it was related to uploading pictures.  Not very much out there regarding this issue.  One suggestion was to take out any extra blank lines at the end of the xmlrpc.php document, which didn’t work.  I tried reinstalling WordPress without any luck.  Note: All of this began to happen after upgrading to version 2.6.1

Solution:  Found a thread on the wordpress.org forum that had  a suggestion to modify the .htaccess file with the following line:

AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php 

Did that and all was well, thanks to DocShadow.

Links:

http://wordpress.org/support/topic/201264 (Where I found the solution)

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