WordPress.org

Ready to get started?Download WordPress

Forums

Live Journal Plugin Pack Release 3 (42 posts)

  1. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have released an updated version of the LiveJournal Plugin pack which you can read about here
    Highlights include better multiple user support, userpic support, posting to groups and the ability to post to LJ so that only certain LJers can see the post.

  2. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I forgot to mention, I know that many of you have asked for the LJ Extras to work from the bookmarklet......I tried, but I think there is a bug in WordPress that makes it not work...I will keep you posted.

  3. mikexstudios
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    w00t! Your LJ Plugin is the S&*#! :)
    Thanks for all of your hard work! I really appreciate it.

  4. mikexstudios
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just upgraded and I have a few things to say:
    class-IXR.php doesn't seem to be included with this release. Since I upgraded, I can't tell if it's a required file in this release.
    Also, in ljsync.config.inc the line:
    //Journals Array
    $journals['test']['password'] = 'test';
    should be replaced like:
    //Journals Array
    $journals['username']['password'] = 'password';
    Is that how it's supposed to be? The documentation is still reflecting the older release.
    Thanks!

  5. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    unteins++

  6. arghnoname
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    unteins,
    I upgraded finally, as I was previously wary of breaking something that already worked.
    Which is apparently exactly what I managed to do. I haven't finished testing this out, so it might be a phantom bug, but it only seems to post to livejournal when I edit a post and republish it, not when I originally write it.
    Would you know what that would be? It's not a huge deal, but I am curious as to what it might be.

  7. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Off hand, I don't see why it would do that as I have been able to post to LJ without any problems. It posts on the first try.
    Is there an unt_lj_error custom tag being created when you publsih the first time?

  8. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    New version of LJ Extras and LJ Synch are on the server
    This update should resolve the problems for those of you who are not getting the LJ Extras to show up in your post interface. This seemed to be due to a problem with the way I was testing to see if we were on the post page and should hopefully be fixed.
    You can also download the whole set here

  9. sirris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hey unteins- extras not showing seems to be working with the new version. And syncing works! I love it!
    Two small problems. 1) I noticed the security level setting doesn't work. When I set to "Friends" the post is published on LiveJournal as Public. Upon editing the post in WP, I noticed that while extras section says "Friends" the meta section for unt_lj_securitylevel is blank.
    2) Noticed an HTML problem on the post/edit form on WP. The WordPress form field "Post Password" appears outside the box on IE6/Win. When I turn the plugin off- it works again.
    Love the script man! Great work. Have you considered making the package just one plugin and allowing users to set options in the WordPress interface? I think that would be an excellent addition. Either way- I really like it! Thanks!

  10. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok, I think #1 is solved, redownload the plugins :)
    I have no idea on #2, but if I get a chance I will try to dig into it a bit. I suspect it has to do with just the way the fields overflow.

  11. sirris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So responsive! Thank you. When I get back to my desktop, I'll take a screenshot.

  12. sirris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Fix worked for #1. Issue 2 screen shot available here.

  13. sirris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Don't wanna inundate you here. Found two other small issues. Hoping I'm helping you fix any bugs that might still exist.
    3) Deleteting a post in WP doesn't delete it from LJ. Don't know if that was intended or not.
    4) Editing a post in WP doesn't retain the LJ userpic that you choose. It resets to default. This causes the user to rechoose whichever pic they choose when they originally posted with each edit.

  14. KyleGM
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Excellent idea for a plugin!
    There's any way to do this?:
    - Use the lj-cut functionality: [lj-cut text="Your text"]
    - Integrate the 'Read more' into the posts to be like the '<!--more--> (in other words, use the posts slugs to create nicer permalinks ( not index.php?p=N) and make it show when seeing the individual entry.
    Thanks :)

  15. arghnoname
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    well unteins, it must just be me. I over-wrote all of the plugins, and I still get it. It doesn't post to livejournal from the original post screen.
    I get no error tags.
    when I edit and save, it posts to livejournal. If I edit the same post twice, it posts to livejournal twice.
    I'll figure out what the hell it is on Monday. I'll look around. If anyone else is having the problem, please say something, otherwise it's probably something specific to my install somehow, and I just have to hunt it down.

  16. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I tried installing the hack, but I got stuck after uploading them onto my blog root folder. I can't seem to find the "Plugins" to click on.. I've uploaded it to /wp-content/plugins folder, and I've also uploaded class-IXR.php into wp-includes folder..
    Am I supposed to do something else?

  17. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Anonymous - You need to login to WordPress as a user with permissions to change the Plugin settings. In the administrative interface there should be a Plugins menu item. I am assuming of course that you are using WordPress 1.2 or later since there are no plugins for earlier versions.

  18. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    KyleGM - I will look into it. I don't fully understand the second suggestion. Could you elaborate on it for me and/or include a picture or something. Sorry if I am a little slow, it happens sometimes :)

  19. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    arghnoname - Ok, when you post to LiveJournal (as in it actually shows up) is the unt_lj_entry field being set? If not, then that is likely the problem, though why it isn't being set is a bit of a mystery. I can help you track it down. In the meantime, if it isn't being set, we can try to manually set the ID and see if the synching works then.
    Manually setting an ID is somewhat risky, you could squash an old post. However, if you know the ID of a fairly recent one, it should be possible to do it safely. Since you were able to post previously, I am guessing at least some of the old posts on WordPRess have unt_lj_entry values. So what you do is find the highest unt_lj_entry field, then try to guess how many LJ entries you have written since then including deleted ones. Then add like 10 and set the unt_lj_entry field to that calue using the WordPress meta data interface (with the update and delete buttons at the bottom of the edit page) and work your way down until you can overwrite the last entry on your LJ. I usually create a new test post specifically for this purpose on my LJ and then wait until WP overwrites it.
    Also, double check that the unt_lj_synch meta field has a value of 'checked' because if it doesn't, that could be a problem as well.

  20. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you unteins.
    Issue #4: I'm using IE6. When I try it with Firefox 0.9, it works. But with IE it doesn't retain the last LJ pic you used when you edit a WP post. In both browsers however, the custom field unt_lj_userpic is blank. For some reason, FireFox is able retain the userpic.

  21. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    KyleGM - Ok, I will look into it, I think I can fix it....we'll see :)

  22. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Anonymous - the field is blank because the picture is set to default, I am not sure why it isn't saving, but I will try to take a look into it.

  23. AndySocial
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Fantastic. I don't have to hack the path statements for the CSS any more, and the additional features are great. How do you find the time for this?

  24. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    jackiefg - If all you want is moods and music I would forgo the LJ Extras plugin entirely, it is way more clutter than you need. You can just add the following meta tags to your post in the Advanced Edit screen
    unt_lj_music - Then put the music you are listening to as the value
    unt_lj_mood - Type in the mood you are in
    OR
    unt_lj_moodid - look at the moodlist.txt file and select the number for the mood.
    One thing to try to make it work is to edit the ljsynch.config.inc file and find the line that says :
    $journals['LJusername']['password'] = ['LJpassword'];
    change it to:
    $journals['test']['password'] = ['test'];
    The test account is a LJ test account that should allow the plugin to succesfully talk to the LJ servers which is probably where things are going wrong for you.
    However, I have decided to rewrite the whole set of plugins into a single plugin with configuration options. This means that you should be able to disable all the the parts that don't apply to you and get the nifty interface bits just for the ones you need.

  25. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Argh, the anonymous response there was from me....stupid forum...
    AndySocial - How do I find the time? Uh.....you don't want to know ;) Actually my wife is pretty understanding and she doesn't mind me coding while we watch tv, so that works pretty well.
    I'm glad you are enjoying them :)

  26. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just wondering, can I use something similar to an LJ cut in WordPress with this hack?

  27. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Don't bother answering my question cuz I just saw the new version of the hack.. Umm but I have another question.. :S Does it do [lj cut text="TEXT"] Blah blah blah [/lj-cut] ? Or is that feature still under construction?

  28. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have that on the to do list...probably in the next real version release.

  29. unteins
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I don't officially support 1.2 beta, so if something goes weird, uhm, upgrade to 1.2 release.
    Anyway, here are some answers.
    The ljmoods.config.inc is now ljmoods.config.php and lives in the config folder.
    The files in the config folder should be left in the config folder as a subfolder of wp-content/plugins.
    LJ Mood Icons and LJ Music don't make any changes to your writing interface. LJ Extras will add the GUI elements and must be added if you want to have the GUI stuff, but there are problems with this.
    I plan to release a newer version that unifies the plugins and at the same time makes the package more flexible (so that you can actually do what you are trying to do)
    In the meantime, you can manually add unt_lj_music as a custom post field and unt_lj_moodid (look at config/moodlist.txt to see what numbers you can use for moodid) or unt_lj_mood to store the mood.

  30. bakaneko
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So I installed this, and it seems to work pretty well, except that no matter what I do, I can't get the mood images to show up in my blog. Any ideas?

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

Tags

No tags yet.