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The one-click DreamWidth-LiveJournal hybrid javascript for posting seems to work well with the new cross-posting feature. I've tested tables, images, and video, all seem to work fine. I do a one-click post to DW and it shows up on LJ. Very cool!

Edit: [personal profile] ms_danson did some testing and made some useful observations:


The most important is that if you delete a cross-posted DW entry, the entry will ALSO be deleted on LiveJournal unless you make sure both the "Crosspost this entry" and the target account have been unchecked.
dracodraconis: (Default)
It appears the jerry-rigged solution works and doesn't require being logged into LJ. The final version of the code is below:


Create a bookmark in your browser and in the URL field cut-and-paste the above script. One of the biggest changes that is needed is to replace the http://www.livejournal.com/js/bookmarklet.js javascript code residing either locally or on a DW server rather than on the LJ server, but I'm leaving that for others who may be so inclined.

If anyone makes any improvements to this script, please let me know and I'll update this post with appropriate cudos.

[personal profile] jennifer, feel free to post a link to this post on [community profile] memewidth because I don't have posting access to that list.

dracodraconis: (Default)
This still requires the bookmarklet function on LJ, but appears to no longer require being logged into LJ or posting to it first. Once again, I'll give it a few days of testing to see what bugs appear. If this version appears stable I'll crosspost so people can at least start using it.


The change here is that the document source is set to be the script on the LJ server while the code is handed the dreamwidth URL.
dracodraconis: (Default)
I just arrived at Dreamwidth yesterday and have, so far, been rather impressed. One of the features I missed, however, was the bookmarklet javascript for auto-posting. I've gerry-rigged the LJ javascript function to perform the same function for dreamwidth:


Create a bookmark in your browser and in the URL field cut-and-paste the above script. One of the biggest changes that is needed is to replace the http://www.livejournal.com/js/bookmarklet.js javascript code residing either locally or on a DW server rather than on the LJ server. I'll continue to play with this to see what I come up with.

If anyone makes any improvements to this script, please let me know and I'll update this post with appropriate cudos.

Found a bug with the method; it only works if you have run the script to post to LJ at least once in this session. Not a big problem at the moment because I'm posting to both so I just post to LJ first, then to DW, but this is certainly not a long-term solution.

Edit 2: Now testing some locally-running javascript to attempt to perform the same function but so far no-go.


Jan. 7th, 2009 09:11 pm
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Finally, after various software gymnastics, I was able to back up my LJ account and the now-defunct fact2fiction community. I opted for using ljArchive on my windows laptop rather than try to get something to work on the Mac. The software uses Microsoft .NET so it is unportable to non-microsoft systems. Also, the version on SourceForge doesn't appear to work, but someone on the ljArchive community fixed the problem and is hosting the working version of the software. All-in-all, the software appears to work pretty well, and has a synch function to allow me to update the archive periodically.
dracodraconis: (Default)
I'm not sure if anyone else has tried Firefox 3.0, but it appears its version of Java doesn't like the javascript used by LJ's RichText option. Specifically, if you attempt to use RichText to add a hyperlink, the original window does not close, and the "link" that is, in fact, added is a javascript error.

I've submitted a service request so we'll see what happens. Other Rich Text features, such as tabulation and inserting images appear to work fine so it may the be peculiarities of one particular javascript function that can be fixed with a bit of code reuse and editing.

Until then it is back to hyperlinking by hand.

Edit: Here are some of LJ-support's responses to similar queries


All with the same response:

"Thank you for your report. Several other users have also been reporting an inability to create links in the Rich Text Editor while using Firefox 3. The developers have been made aware of these reports and are currently investigating the issue. You may wish to watch the lj_releases community [http://community.livejournal.com/lj_releases/profile], as any information regarding fixes for this issue will be announced there.

"In the mean time, you will need to add links manually through the HTML editor. Information on how to do this can be found in the FAQ above, should you need it. Additionally, you may wish to use another browser to post your entries until the issue is resolved. I apologize for the inconvenience."


Feb. 8th, 2007 06:53 am
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I've opened up commenting on this journal to "registered users" from its previous setting of "friends only".
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So I was not going insane. I couldn't figure out why my "post" button read "Update Captain's Log". Apparently they have decide that I want to participate in "talk like a pirate day".
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For your amusement, some widely-read articles in how to gain Fame and Status (if that's what you want) on LJ.

Part I: Care and Feeding of your LJ
Part II: Comments are your Friend
Part III: How to avoid it blowing up in your face

The above were posted in the [livejournal.com profile] feedback article at http://community.livejournal.com/feedback/8690.html which all you of you must have at least glanced at once since the thread was announced.
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http://community.livejournal.com/chickswithsword/ - Chicks with Swords is a community for those who like swords, particularly (but certainly not limited to) women.
dracodraconis: (Default)

<lj-template name="video">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=example</lj-template>

where example is the video you want to be directed to. If done correctly, a video screen should appear with an arrow indicating that you "press play to watch". I haven't tested this so there may be details I have missed.

[Edit: Fixed coding so that the instructions can be seen properly]

January 2010

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