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Kaz ([personal profile] kazbaby) wrote in [community profile] getting_started2009-04-13 05:58 pm

x-posting in DW and LJ

I finally found the instructions on how to properly set up Semagic for cross posting to multiple journal accounts. I knew I was missing something the other day when I posted on how to set up Semagic to post to DW. Semagic works for Windows; as well as with Mac and Linux (you have to install them using WINE), download information is here.


  1. In the login box put a "username" and password. (Your "username" can be anything you want to identify the account, ie: fic ij, fic lj, real life.)
  2. DO NOT LOG IN!
  3. Tick the "remember password" box and the "auto-login" box.
  4. Now click on File > Server Settings.
  5. Put your REAL username in the box here.
  6. Make sure the server is www.dreamwidth.org for DW, www.livejournal.com for LJ, www.insanejournal.com for IJ (if you're also on Insane Journal).
  7. Click OK, and then log in.
  8. Log out and do it again for the next journal.





When you go to post, click "Journal" > "Post to Multiple Journals". A little box will appear with a list of your journal accounts you've just set up, simply select the ones you want to post to and click "OK". I just did a test a few minutes ago and it works this time!

Courtesy of [personal profile] morgandawn:
also, if for some reason your tags are not carrying over to DW....

I found a Semagic workaround. very simple
http://semagic.livejournal.com/14582.html

"...tags are enabled for Insanejournal.com and any other site after opening an entry with tags in the history window."
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[personal profile] cesy 2009-04-13 10:04 pm (UTC)(link)
It might be worth cutting the instructions as well, just to make this slightly shorter on reading pages, as it's been posted in other places already. But that's just my preference, so feel free to ignore and/or delete this comment.
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[personal profile] zorb 2009-04-14 04:46 am (UTC)(link)
Excellent, thank you!
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[personal profile] justbreathe80 2009-04-16 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
I am very carefully following these instructions but I still can't get both accounts to show up in the box when I click on posting to multiple accounts. Both my DW and LJ accounts have the same usernames - could this be the issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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[personal profile] lamardeuse 2009-04-16 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I had the same problem at first - it's that you actually have to give each account a different name in the initial window, and then change it in the File-Server Settings window to "justbreathe80". I called my separate ones "lj", "ij" and "dw" on the intro screen, then changed them to "lamardeuse" when I went into Server Settings (you may have to uninstall and reinstall the program - I did and it worked fine).
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[personal profile] justbreathe80 2009-04-17 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome! I was wondering if that was the issue - I will definitely give that a try. Thanks a million times over!
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[personal profile] lamardeuse 2009-04-16 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you for this! It works wonderfully. :)
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[personal profile] falena 2009-04-18 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
This is great and terribly clear. Thank you!
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[personal profile] amalthia 2009-04-19 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
I had a question, on Semagic normally you can use it to post to communities but I'm on a community on DW and it's not showing up in my Semagic when I select dw from the drop down. I was wondering if you had the same problem?
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[personal profile] amalthia 2009-04-19 07:54 am (UTC)(link)
I found the solution!

I logged out of Semagic, and logged back in using the DW profile. and it added my communities on that login.

Apparently that did the trick.
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[personal profile] 1_mad_squirrel 2009-04-20 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Bless you!
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[personal profile] adelheid 2009-04-25 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! This was a great help.
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[personal profile] ladyrelaynie 2009-04-27 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Whee! Thank you, I needed those instructions.
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[personal profile] glittertine 2009-05-02 05:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! :)
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[personal profile] marycrawford 2009-08-17 06:58 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you for this excellent tutorial!
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[personal profile] crimson_vipera 2010-09-01 09:27 am (UTC)(link)
Wow. THANK YOU for this.

When I decided to look into crossposting, I was stilling myself for reading dozens of pages of mostly inteligible tech-speech and instead found THIS. It's short, concise, and writen in plain old English. And with links too!

This - makes me very happy.

CV

[personal profile] tinytinypieces 2011-07-22 02:07 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you SO MUCH FOR THIS TUTORIAL!
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[personal profile] tam_lin 2011-07-29 11:42 am (UTC)(link)
first, thank you a lot for this tutorial.

second, i have a question and i feel terribly silly asking it. In my File menu i don't see Server Settings. Could you please help me locating it?

thanks!
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[personal profile] tam_lin 2011-08-01 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
thanks!
i've finally figured it out!!
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[personal profile] coffeestudies 2012-02-12 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you! ♥
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[personal profile] dolimir_k 2013-11-26 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
Upgraded to a new computer recently and totally forgot how to do this. Thank you for the instructions so I could set up Semagic again!