Why won't Livejournal comments import?
I used importer tool to bring in posts and comments from my LiveJournal. All posts came through but each attempt to bring in comments failed. I’m told it’s going to rebuild my threaded comments but then it says “You have no comments!” and then it’s done.
Blog url: http://tracyworld.wordpress.com/
How many times have you tried the import? LiveJournal seems to be having some issues on their end, which has caused intermittent issues with our importer.
I think I’ve tried five times. The good news is the import doesn’t duplicate the posts I already have!
Would you mind trying again now to see if it works, and then one more time tomorrow if it doesn’t?
Will do! Thank you.
Just tried again and it did the same thing (including telling me one post in particular has already been imported; it’s given me that message about the same post the last three or four times). Told me I have no comments.
Will try again tomorrow.
Hello. Just attempted another import and got the same result: no comments.
Thank you for the report. This is a known issue and it has been reported to our developers for review. It may be that something has changed at LiveJournal and we need to review the code to see if anything can be done to help the situation from our side. I’m not sure when someone can work on the LiveJournal importer, but we will post back here as soon as we hear any news about it.
Thank you much!
(It seems to be a somewhat random issue. Friends were able to import posts and comments without problem and I had another site on .org to which I was able to import posts and comments; however, those posts and comments were duplicated many times over in some cases).
That’s good info. Thanks for the report and the details.
Hello, I’m checking back in to see if anyone has looked into the LiveJournal import issue. I still cannot get my comments to import into my WordPress blog.
Thank you for your assistance!
We’re still looking into the cause for this.
Sorry for the trouble!
Thank you! I’m getting more and more worried that LJ is going to implode before I get my comments out of there.
Happy New Year! I’m checking in again to see if you’ve made any headway in resolving the issue with importing Live Journal comments. I’d LOVE to have my comments intact on my WP blog. :)
Thank you for your help.
Can you please try importing them again?
If that doesn’t work, we can try emptying the blog first (assuming you only have imported posts there).
I tried importing again (last night and just now) and the comments didn’t come through. I do have a couple posts I put up on WP but the rest were imported from my LJ. Is there a way to save everything so I can rescue those WP posts before we empty the blog?
Thank you very much for your help.
Unfortunately, not really, besides just copy and paste of course.
Theoretically, you could export what you have now via Tools -> Export, then empty the blog, import from LJ, and import your earlier export file. That should bring in the missing WP posts, but I can’t promise anything beyond “should.”
I’m mulling over the whole Export/Import approach (scary!) but in the meanwhile, am unable to import posts from LiveJournal. For the last two days I get this message:
“We’re downloading and importing your LiveJournal posts…
Imported post batch 2 of approximately 3
XML-RPC Request Failed — 101: Invalid password”
Do you have any suggestions?
That’s actually an issue on LJ’s end. I recommend contacting them about it.
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