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Importing LiveJournal entries to WP? (14 posts)

  1. Kasumi
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I doubt that is possible but I thought of asking anyway. I know that Tabulas lets you import your LJ backup files to your journal at Tabulas. Would this be possible with WP? However, Tabulas is not a blogging program you install on your domain, it's actually pretty much like LiveJournal but a bit more customisable so I doubt there's any way to import LJ entries to WP?
    I think I read from somewhere that you can import some entries to WP, like those made with MoveableType or Greymatter... Is that true?

  2. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  3. Kasumi
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok, thanks. :) *feels like a dumbass for not finding that topic before* I guess that's the only way to do it? Too bad... Most of my LJ entries are private. :P I guess I'll just do it the old way then and enter the entries manually.

  4. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    LOL
    good luck with it then! :-)

  5. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Kasumi, the latest version of WP (the delta) has an import-livejournal.php file in wp-admin that you can use to import LJ entries.

  6. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    really?????
    wooohoooo
    how?
    ooo
    i can't wait to try
    wait...only posts, no comments?

  7. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah, no comments for now, it started it's life as a simple rss/xml importer (it still is just that)!

  8. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    lol! okay..i get to experiment..um, are their docs abt it or readmes or is it v. simple?

  9. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Simple, export Lj entries for a month as an xml file, upload to server, edit import-livejournal.php and go!

  10. Lilandra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    cool and thanks! :-)

  11. Kasumi
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Latest WP version? Duh, and I thought I had the most recent one. LOL *runs off to download it*

  12. tinuviel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can you import the LJ entries on top of a blog that already has data in it? I mean, I have old entries in there from my b2, can I now go and import more entries from LJ? Cos I'm running the LJ import script on the latest version of WP and it's not doing anything with the rss file. It tells me it's done, but the entries haven't been imported.

  13. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    tinuviel, does it say that the posts were already imported? The LJ importer does not import a particular entry if there is already an entry with the same title and date as the one you are trying to import.

  14. simosx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Posts and comments, see
    http://www.bhansalimail.com/wordpress_import-livejournal.php

    Worked for me like a charm :)

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