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Friday, July 30, 2004

Synergy – WordPress and LiveJournal

Filed under: — Carthik @ 1:26 am

lj usercrschmidt uses LiveJournal, but he regrets the fact that LiveJournal does not support trackbacks. So what does he do?

He installs WordPress, and figures a way to use it to power trackbacks for LiveJournal. If you clicked that link, and thought you were looking at a WordPress powered blog, look again. Though that page looks like the Rubric style for WordPress blogs, that is a LiveJournal blog. His WordPress blog is here.

He has since disabled the trackbacks, but I find the idea interesting, nevertheless. Synergy is when you add one and one and get more than two. Maybe he can try unteins’ excellent LivePress plugin to cross-post to LiveJournal from WordPress.

crschmidt can also help you with importing your LJ entries into WordPress in one go. Livejournal by default exports entries month-wise, an XML file for a month’s worth of entries, but if you want them all at once, follow the instructions.

I am constantly amazed at the ways WordPress is used, in this case as a TrackBack tool, but considering the fact that it is an Open Source product, it shouldn’t be surprising, really.

1 Comment

  1. I’ve been wanting Trackback in LJ for a long time. I’ve written it into other tools: http://www.plogs.net is an LJ based site which supports it, for example, and I’ve offered the code to LiveJournal – http://zilla.livejournal.org/1613

    In the end, like I said there – it’s just not worth it. As you can see, I found your post, and it wasn’t cause of Trackback. Technorati is the way of the future. Now, to get more people using that instead ;)

    Comment by Christopher Schmidt — 7/30/2004 @ 8:24 pm

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