I’ve tried all the different plugins that claim to work with WordPress for cross-posting to LiveJournal, but recently I’ve gotten errors from everything. I’ve asked for help from the authors in their forums and nothing seemed to be happening. And then I saw this: Banned Because of Live+Press’ Bad Behavior. That’s from the current maintainer of Live+Press, the plugin I’ve had the best luck with overall. Continue reading “Oh. That Would Do It! (That Problem With Posting to LJ)”
Live+Press works, but it gives me lots of messy error messages. I don’t like error messages, even if the post does eventually go where it’s supposed to go. Oddly, it works just fine on Katie’s site. We’re using the same version of WordPress on the same server. Very strange.
So now I’m testing LiveJournal Crossposter. We’ll see how this one works. It’s simpler, with far fewer options. I can’t customize the LJ post in any way (user picture, mood, etc.) but most of those options weren’t really working in Live+Press anyway.
I’ve gotten the idea that some of you just won’t comment if you can’t do it on LJ, so I’ll just go back to having comments in both places. At least I’ll get notifications (or should).
That’s a real problem I have with using LJ as an aggregator: there’s no way to get LJ to disable comments on the syndicated feed account, and the blog author never know the comments are there. Few people actually go back to the blog to respond, and bloggers (on LJ or elsewhere) want comments. They are the ego-cookies that make us happy. You wouldn’t want to miss your comments, would you?