Oh. That Would Do It! (That Problem With Posting to LJ)

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging | Posted on 08-03-2010

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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.

Whoops!

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Geekery | Posted on 26-11-2009

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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.

Livejournal Crossposter and LJ as an aggregator

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, Geekery | Posted on 25-08-2006

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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?

Testing Live+Press

Posted by Cyn | Posted in Blogging, Geekery | Posted on 19-08-2006

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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?