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How do I export my free wordpress.com blog to livejournal.com?

  1. I would like to export my free wordpress.com blog to my livejournal.com journal account.

    I have contacted support about this and they told me that I could use the export section (of my wordpress.com blog) dashboard to do this.

    I have looked at this particular section. I've also read the support section about this. But I can't seem to make any sense of how I get the export file (which is generated from wordpress.com's export tool) over to my livejournal.com account.

    If anyone has any ideas about this or about any other way that I could transfer my wordpress.com blog to my livejournal.com account, then could you please let me know?

    If so, then many thanks in advance.

    And I look forward to hearing from you.
    Olga

    The blog I need help with is mikesmaddie.wordpress.com.

  2. You simply export the file out from your wordpress.com onto your desktop and import it in on the livejournal end.

  3. Thanks for the reply, as it's most appreciated.

    But where on the livejournal.com site do I import the wordpress.com export file?

    I'm sorry to be a bother about this but this part I don't really understand.

    And again, thanks for your help.
    Olga

  4. What you need to do is to ask or search around over at livejournal as I seriously doubt anyone here has gone that way.

    I searched on google and did not find anything, so it may be that you are out of luck unless LJ themselves has some sort of importer.

    You might have to copy and paste everything from here one at a time over to LJ including your comments, posts, and pages.

  5. Here is the answer on whether livejournal.com has an import function or not: http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=195

    And in short, the answer is that you can't import entries from another journal to livejournal.com.

    But since I have a dreamwidth.org account, I can cross post those (dreamwidth.org) entries to my livejournal.com account.

    However, with over 1,500 entries to cross post, this is going to take some time.

    Therefore, that's why I opened up this particular support request on here.

    Thanks for both your help and your reply, as it's most appreciated.
    Olga

  6. A lot of work indeed. The problem is though that it is LJ's choice whether they provide a way to import from other platforms or not. In my opinion all platforms should provide a way to import from other platforms, but that isn't the case. WordPress decided to provide that ability, which is why there are so many different importers here.

  7. This from the LJ FAQ you referenced (my emphasis):

    <blckquote>You cannot import automatically entries or comments into your LiveJournal from another journal or a journal on another site. This is true even if the other site is running LiveJournal code or if you downloaded them from that site or journal to your computer.

    The only way to add an entry from another journal or another site to your LiveJournal is to copy and paste the entry's text into the Post an Entry page. When doing this, you can set the appropriate date and time for the entry by changing the values in the "Date:" fields on the Post an Entry page. Adding an entry in this way will cause it to appear in your journal as though it were originally posted there on the date you specified. If you choose to do this, you may need to enable the "Date Out of Order" option; this will also prevent your friends' Friends pages from being flooded with the new entries.

    I simply cannot express how totally and incredibly lame this is.

    Zero chance of LJ being in my future.

  8. OK, so I messed up the blockquote.

  9. The blockquote:

    You cannot import automatically entries or comments into your LiveJournal from another journal or a journal on another site. This is true even if the other site is running LiveJournal code or if you downloaded them from that site or journal to your computer.

    The only way to add an entry from another journal or another site to your LiveJournal is to copy and paste the entry's text into the Post an Entry page. When doing this, you can set the appropriate date and time for the entry by changing the values in the "Date:" fields on the Post an Entry page. Adding an entry in this way will cause it to appear in your journal as though it were originally posted there on the date you specified. If you choose to do this, you may need to enable the "Date Out of Order" option; this will also prevent your friends' Friends pages from being flooded with the new entries.

  10. Yes, I agree with you that this is quite lame on lj.com's part.

    But then my opinion of lj.com has been that it's been in decline for a few years now.

    And if it weren't for the fact that I really couldn't keep in touch with some of my lj.com friends eleswhere, then I would delete this particular journal account.

    But since this isn't possible, then I have to put up with this sort of thing at lj.com.

    Anyhow, again thank you very much for both your help and your replies for this thread. They are most appreciated.

    And if someone from the wordpress.com site would like to close this particular thread, then please feel free to do so.

  11. You're welcome.

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