LiveJournal and WorPress are both very important blog services for today’s ever changing social world. However, there are times where you may need to import one to the other. For instance, most bloggers use both platforms- especially the hardcore bloggers. This short article will give you a short step-by-step walkthrough on how you can import your blog from LiveJournal to your WordPress platform. Remember though, you have to have the WordPress platform installed on your PC before exporting. Here are the steps Blair Stover has provided for you:
- Go ahead and log in on you LiveJournal account and go to the export page. You can do this or just type in www.livejournal.com/export.bml into your PC’s browser bar.
LiveJournal will let you export your XML files once a month. This is okay if you have one blog but if you have numerous blogs this may be an issue especially if you have several posts a month. You have to start by exporting entries once a month and then importing them over into WordPress, again, once a month.
You can speed the process up by saving everything as an XML document. LiveJournal files are easily done with copying and pasting this way.
2. Once you are at the WordPress Dashboard, go to the Tools Menu and then choose Import.
From this point, the Import page opens up.
3. Tap on the LiveJournal link and then Activate Plugin & Install Importer tab.
From this point you will see a page load that has instructions on how to import your files.
4. Find the Browse button and double click your XML files that hold the LiveJournal file.
A window will have that lists the files.
5. Click Upload and Import.
Your script will finish and then the page will reload with a confirmation that it finished. Then WordPress will import the script and brings over all your posts.