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lemuriapress
Date: 2009-03-05 19:27
Subject: Techie Question?
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Any LJ monkeys out there know how I could take the RSS feed from another blog and plug it into this one, so that posts I make to the other blog auto-crosspost to this one?

Thanks!
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bastlynn
User: bastlynn
Date: 2009-03-06 03:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Whats the other blog?

If you're talking crossposting fro the paizo site - it looks like you're using Drupal over there too perhaps? There's a module for it.
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lemuriapress
User: lemuriapress
Date: 2009-03-06 05:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's a Wordpress blog I've been playing with for a week or so. I have the "URL" for the RSS Feed for it, I just don't know how to plug it into my LJ so that it feeds itself.
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bastlynn
User: bastlynn
Date: 2009-03-06 05:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What you'll want to do is get Wordpress to push the post to LJ. LJ as far as I know doesn't have the power to pull data in from somewhere else. (And most cross posting systems prefer to push data out than pull data in anyways.)

So - you'll want a plugin for Wordpress to send the stuff to LJ, and set your configurations in Wordpress to tell it where you find your LJ. You may want to take a look at this one: http://lj-xp.com/
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Cappadocius: I'm helping!
User: cappadocius
Date: 2009-03-06 03:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I'm helping!
I know gobi does it. I'd ask him.
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molrak: Dr. Who
User: molrak
Date: 2009-03-06 05:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Dr. Who
If it is a wordpress powered blog, lj-xp is a wordpress plugin that will automatically crosspost entries from your own wordpress blog to your livejournal (or your account on another lj-powered site). I would imagine there are similar plugins for other popular blogging platforms. AFAIK, only syndicated accounts will directly post from a feed on lj's end.
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lemuriapress
User: lemuriapress
Date: 2009-03-06 05:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's very interesting. I'm currently using wordpress.com, and it looks like I have to use wordpress.org to use plugins.

That means having my own dedicated server, which is unlikely to happen in the short term, which I _think_ means this isn't going to happen.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2009-03-06 05:31 (UTC)
Subject: LJ to WP
Why not ask Word Press tech support? I have found them extremely helpful and speedy in response.
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bastlynn
User: bastlynn
Date: 2009-03-06 05:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You could also get just some minimal basic hosting at Go Daddy - you don't have to have a dedicated server for it unless you're expecting everyone and their mother to come visit the page?
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molrak: Dr. Who
User: molrak
Date: 2009-03-06 05:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Dr. Who
Now that I think about it, you're right about wordpress.com. ljxp was widely recommended for people looking for alternatives back when lj started cracking down on various fandoms a while ago. While you can install the wordpress(.org) software on pretty much any sort of shared hosting service, that's a big can of worms to open when all you want to do is just write. I know there are quite a few lj clients that can post to multiple services, but I don't know of any that support crossposting.
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bastlynn
User: bastlynn
Date: 2009-03-06 07:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
http://cast2blog.com/home.action <-- Cross posting service? There was another one that I recently saw too - I'll see if I can find the link for it.
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bastlynn
User: bastlynn
Date: 2009-03-06 07:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bingo! http://ping.fm/
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Adam
User: adamjury
Date: 2009-03-06 16:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
WordPress is really quite easy to install and configure now, and doesn't require a dedicated server; just a hosting account that supports php/mysql. You can get totally inexpensive hosting at a place like Dreamhost and auto-install WordPress through their web panel.

It's more complicated than just running a blog at wordpress.com, of course, but you get a ton more flexibility.

Feel free to drop me a line at adam@adamjury.com if you want some further explanation.
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Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́ти
User: jdigital
Date: 2009-03-06 11:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You can set up an RSS feed at Livejournal, as with jd20.
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Steve Enemark: funny
User: redmondmenace
Date: 2009-03-06 15:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:funny
Sup dawg, I heard you liked to blog, so we put a blog in your blog, so you can blog while you blog.
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Steven E Schend
User: brainstormfront
Date: 2009-03-06 16:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hi Erik.

I'm on WordPress with my blog and have it crossposted with my LJ.

The plug-in you want is http://code.google.com/p/ljxp/

It works quite nicely, though some of the coding for WP doesn't always work well in LJ.

Steven
http://www.steveneschend.com
http://www.steveneschend.com/forums
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lemuriapress
User: lemuriapress
Date: 2009-03-06 21:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Am I correct in assuming that you are using the wordpress.org software and have dedicated web server space somewhere?
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Steven E Schend
User: brainstormfront
Date: 2009-03-06 22:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yup; my site's on Bluehost.

I'll be able to answer a few quick questions tomorrow, but tonight I'm off to Watchmen ASAP.

SES
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