Welcome Back!

Well, here we are again…I have resurrected the WGD “tggatsby” blog. For you Seasoned Vets of WGD, I promise there are changes here that you will enjoy, like threaded discussions (yikes!)…seriously, you can now actually engage in a conversation with fellow colleagues a la comments!

If you are new to WGD, take some time to go back and look at some of the earlier posts and comments by your humble professor and your colleagues. There’s some great stuff there!

To every one of you, again, welcome and enjoy!

There is also a relatively easy conversion from Live Journal to WordPress that may make life a bit easier for some of you. Here are the instructions:

  • Enter your LiveJournal username and password and you’re ready to go
  • We’ll automatically connect to the LiveJournal API and download all of your posts:
    • Posts marked as “Friends Only” are assigned a password within WordPress (so you need to share this password with friends so they can read it. If you prefer, you can leave this password empty and then set your entire WordPress blog to “Private”. That way only the people you invite to be members of your blog will be able to read anything you write.),
    • Posts marked as “Private (you only)” are marked as Private within WordPress, which means that only Editors and Admins on your new blog can read them,
    • lj-cut tags are converted to the WordPress equivalent, the <! — more — > tag,
    • lj-user tags are converted to normal links back to your friend’s LiveJournal account,
    • Tags are imported properly,
    • If you closed the comments on a post in LiveJournal, then they’ll be closed in WordPress as well,
  • Next up, all of your comments are also imported,
    • Threading is preserved, so replies to other comments show up successfully (themes on WordPress.com don’t support this yet, but they will soon),
    • The “subject” of each comment is included as the first line of the comment itself, because WordPress doesn’t have a comment title/subject value,
    • LiveJournal users get links back to their LiveJournals,
    • Your own comments are connected to your WordPress account, and are linked back to your new WordPress blog,
    • Anonymous users are labeled as “Anonymous”,
    • “Screened” comments on LiveJournal are imported as “Unapproved” within WordPress, so you can decide what to do with them
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  • corazon78  On March 15, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Looking forwarding to the blog site and this WGD class session. Since I’m normally behind the curve, I’ll probably learn a lot from all the class members. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep up with the rest of you. See ya!

  • franciscoacosta  On March 11, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Here we go again, the good old WGD blog. This was fun last time we did the blog and I look forward to hear from my classmates. I also look forward to links and art that you all post. Can’t wait to see what you guys bring to the table this session.

  • halo2008  On March 10, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Sweet, I use to look randomly when i wasn’t in the class to see what new topics were being put up, but nothing. Glad that its back!

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