Live Journal Plugin Pack Release 0
Ok, after much pain and suffering, I have my plugin pack ready to go.
This is release 0, which means that they should work, but they have only been tested by me on my blog. Also, there are many features that aren’t in them, that I hope to add in the future.
You can get the whole set here
To install, simply unzip the file into you wp-content/plugins folder on your blog. Then login to the Admin screen, click on Plugins and activate all the the LJ plugins.
Here is what each does and what customization you may need to do
LJ Extras: This is the GUI system that drives the rest of the plugins. It is optional, but it makes dealing with the others much simpler. Without it, you need to manually create up to 6 custom meta tags. I STRONGLY suggest installing it. Once it is activated, you will see a new set of buttons and input fields in the post editing interfaces.
LJ Mood Icons: This plugin will display your mood and the LJ mood icon (Classic set only in this release) that goes with it. You can customize the text that appears before the mood by editing the string set in $mood_text in the file ljmoods.config.inc. Just replace the text in the ‘ ‘ with whatever you want it to say. The moods will appear below your post. You can also customize the paragraph by editing ljmoods.css in the plugins folder. This plugin uses two meta tags called unt_lj_moodid and unt_lj_mood to store the mood. These are created by the LJ Extras plugin, or you can add/edit them manually. If you disable the plugin, the mood will not be displayed on your post, but the meta data will be saved.
LJ Music: This plugin will display the music you have set under each post. You can customize the text that appears before the music by editing the string set in $music_text in the file ljmusic.config.inc. Just replace the text in the ‘ ‘ with whatever you want it to say. You can also customize the paragraph by editing ljmusic.css in the plugins folder. This plugin a meta tag called unt_lj_music to store the music. These are created by the LJ Extras plugin, or you can add/edit them manually. If you disable the plugin, the music will not be displayed on your post, but the meta data will be saved.
LJ Synch: This plugin will synch your post (no comments, hopefully in a future upgrade) with a Live Journal account. The plugin will also allow you to edit posts you have made to Live Journal through Word Press (currently only for posts that you synch with the LJ Synch plugin originally, though it is possible to manually setup imported posts to synch as well. This plugin uses 3 custom meta tags, I will explain each seperately.
unt_lj_entry: this is the entry number returned by LiveJournal when the entry is synched. If you have an imported entry and know the LiveJournal entry number (this is NOT the same as the numbers in the html file that shows the page, this must be the internal itemid) you can manually create this entry along with unt_lj_journal and unt_lj_synch to enable editing of old posts on LiveJournal via WordPress. I hope to add support for importing the itemid and more in the future.
unt_lj_journal: This is the journal that your post will be published to on LiveJournal. This value can be manually set, but it will also appear in the LJ Extras GUI in a drop down list. You can have more than one journal configured to post to. To configure the drop down list, you need to do the following. Open ljsynch.config.php and edit the line $journals[‘test’] = ‘test’;. Replace the part in [‘ ‘] with your LiveJournal username and the part in ‘ ‘ after the = with your password. Add additional lines in the same format to support more journals. Currently, you must have a username and password to post to the journal, I hope to support shared journals(groups) in a future relase.
unt_lj_synch: This determines whether or not an entry will be synched when it is posted or edited. If the value is “checked” then it will be synched, otherwise it won’t. You can set this setting via the checkbox in the LJ Extras GUI, or manually.
LJ Tags: This plugin converts LJ user and LJ Cut tags in WordPress posts to HTML so that you can synch these tags with Live journal. Currently, the LJ Cut tag requires a [lj-cut] style syntax instead of the usual < style.
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