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So guys, I'm not a DW expert or whatever, and I just started using it 4-5 days ago, but I've already experience
importing and crosspost, and I got confused in some parts, and my friend too, so I thought I could somehow help.


First of all, what are an import and a crosspost?

IMPORT = To copy all your livejournal entries and setting on your dreamwidth pages.
It's just a copy, nothing will be deleted from LJ.

CROSSPOST = To post simultaneously the same post in DW and LJ.




How to import and crosspost is easily explained here in DW FAQ: >>CLICK<<
But if something goes bad and you don't know why, you can also follow these steps:


A) HOW TO IMPORT YOUR PERSONAL LJ

01 - You need to register a DW account, with a username, password and active email, then validate your
email clicking the link DW will send to you.

02 -  Once you got your account validate, go on DW homepage: dreamwidth.org and click on the menu
"organize" --> "Import" you can find in the upper part of your page.



03 - In the window that appears, select the Livejournal option, then fill the boxes with your LJ account username and your LJ account password, then click "continue".



04 - Select what you want to import and import it. I suggest to import everything altogether so you won't have
to re-do stuff many times.



B) HOW TO IMPORT YOUR COMMUNITY


01 - You need to have a registered account and to create a community on DW (to do it select from the menu
"create" and then "create community". 

02 - At this point go on DW homepage: dreamwidth.org and click on the menu "organize" --> "Import" you can
find in the upper part of your page.

03 - In the window that appears, select the Livejournal option, then fill the boxes with your personal  LJ account
username
, your personal LJ account password, the name of your community and then click "continue".



04 - Select what you want to import and import it. I suggest to import everything altogether so you won't have
to re-do stuff many times.

05 - For future importation, you don't need to do the "filling the boxes thing" since your account keep recorded,
you just have to switch from your DW username to your DW community name in the "import" page.





NOTICE:

-Once you click "import", you CAN'T stop the import process.

-Once everything is imported, you can delete your imported entries, though, and also delete all of them.

- For your personal LJ you can edit imported entries, for communities you CAN'T edit entries.




C) HOW TO MAKE CROSS-POSTED ENTRIES

First of all, know that you can make crosspost ONLY in your personal LJ, NOT in communities.
Said this, before to be able to make cross-posted entries you need to add your "other site" in your sites list.


01 - Open the dreamwidth.org and click on the menu "organize" --> "Manage Account" you can find in the
upper part of your page.



02 - In the new window that opens, click the "other site" sheet.



03 - Select "livejournal" as type of account and insert the username of your livejournal account.

04 - If you want that ALL your future dreamwidth entries will be posted also on your livejournal, select
 "crosspost by default" and then save your changes, otherwise save the changes without select it.



05 - If you selected the "crosspost by default thing", when you'll be posting something you won't have to do
anything else, while if you didn't, when you will post something you want to crosspost, you simply have to
select your livejournal account and "crosspost this entry"
in the posting setting aka the ones near "mood",
"Music", "comments" etc.






Date: 2017-05-03 08:11 pm (UTC)
lalois: ryo shock (ryo shock)
From: [personal profile] lalois
thanks for the tutorial, that basically SAVED ME TOT!!!!!
THANKS. THANKS. THANKS.

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