How to Move from LiveJournal to WordPress


How to Move from LiveJournal to WordPress
Bertie Schofield

Do you want to switch your LiveJournal site to WordPress? While LiveJournal is a nice place to publish your journal entries, it is extremely limited which is why many users move to WordPress. Recently one of our readers asked if we can create a step by step guide on migrating from LiveJournal to WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to move your blog from LiveJorunal to WordPress.

How to Move from LiveJournal to WordPress
Sophie Doyle

There were the times when practically every web user had a LiveJournal blog. But the times have changed and most contemporary bloggers use WordPress themes based sites as their major blogging platforms. However, if you have a lot of useful content on your LJ blog it can be easily made the transfer to WordPress without losing any posts. This is the step-by-step instruction on how to do this.

How to Move Your Blog from WordPress to LiveJournal
Olive Hubbard

This connects your WordPress site to your LiveJournal account and automatically imports all entries from your LiveJournal into your WordPress installation. If your LiveJournal site has a lot of entries, this could take a long time — so be patient.

How to Import Your Blog from LiveJournal to WordPress
Sonja Wade

To speed up the process a little, you can save all the exported XML LiveJournal files in one text document by copying and pasting each month’s XML file into one plain-text file (created in a text editor such as Notepad), thereby creating one long XML file with all the posts from your LiveJournal blog. You can then save the file as an XML file to prepare it for import into your WordPress blog.

Planing to switch from LiveJournal to WordPress
Alexander Bradford

WordPress comes together with a nifty import tool. That tool automatically imports your LiveJournal tags, comments, and entries into WordPress. Go in your Tools » Import page and click on LiveJournal. You will see a popup to install the LiveJournal importer plugin. During the LiveJournal importer plugin installation on your WordPress site, to click on activate the plugin and run importer link. LiveJournal Importer page will appear on your screen. All you need is to enter your LiveJournal username and password. That will allow you to access your content on LiveJournal. If you previously used the password to protect on your LiveJournal, then you have to enter the same password for the same posts on your WordPress. To finish all this procedure click on the ‘Connect to LiveJournal and Import’ button. WordPress will start to import your content. That may take some time. The importing process is divided into different steps. Some stages of the process may take longer if you have entries and comments. Do not worry about duplicate entries, the importer will ignore them. After all setup process is over you will get a message. It is time to start visiting post sections.

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