WordPress Tutorials – How to Import from LiveJournal
LiveJournal is a type of blogging content management system designed primarily for those who want to keep a personal journal online for sharing with others. It has a far more distinct purpose than the WordPress content management system, although both of them fall under the category of blogging software. Both content management systems are also completely free, although WordPress provides more versatility, numerous plugins and far greater functionality. In fact, WordPress is even used by major news companies and other businesses around the world as well as personal users.
If you are migrating from LiveJournal to WordPress, you can easily do so using the built-in functionality provided by WordPress. This will allow you to import all of your LiveJournal entries into WordPress as separate blog posts. Nothing will be lost along the way. No special knowledge or experience is required.
First, log in to your WordPress dashboard and point the mouse over the “Tools” button on the sidebar. Click “Import” to go to the WordPress import page. You will find a list of options here including one for LiveJournal. Click on the link and a popup will appear telling you about the plugin you need to import posts from LiveJournal. Click the “Install Plugin” button to continue. This will only take a few moments under normal circumstances. When the installation is complete, click on the link “Activate Plugin and Run Importer” to start the LiveJournal import wizard.
Enter your LiveJournal user name and password in the next page so that WordPress can access your account and import the data. If you have password-protected LiveJournal posts, these will be imported as well. However, if you still want to keep these posts password-protected once they have been imported into WordPress, enter a desired password in the “Protected Post Password” field. Click “Connect to LiveJournal and Import” to start the process. The amount of time that this will take depends entirely on the size of your LiveJournal blog. If you have numerous posts and comments, the process can run into a number of hours. If you close the page during the process, or it is interrupted for any other reason, it will resume next time you return to this page.