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)”
I’ve discovered that my blog posts stopped cross-posting over to my LiveJournal acccount at some point in September. Many of my more vocal friends actually read my posts over there, so anything I’ve said since then might as well have been tossed into the bit bucket. I’m going to rework those posts and re-do them. Some were rather time-sensitive, like some important birthday wishes! Sorry James, Dean, Michelle, Jeff, and Will! (Not that my nephew actually reads my blog, but it’s the thought that counts, right?)
At least I wasn’t the only person having the problem. It seems that everybody using the Live+Press Plugin had the same issue as soon as they upgraded to WordPress 2.8.x. I’m sure Live+Press will be fixed soon, but I’m not a coder and I have all the patience of a two-year-old, so I’m trying a new plugin now, JournalPress. If you see this on LJ, it worked!
ETA: Well, it didn’t work. Grrr. I’ll cross-post manually.
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?
Lots of warnings, but I want to see if it’ll do *anything*
Edit: Well, it did post to my blog, but absolutely nothing showed up in my LJ. I don’t suppose any of you dear people have ever made this thing work on your own blogs, have you?
While we’re at it, does FlickrSpinnr work, or is it just teasing me?