LJ-Sec updated to v0.55

LJ-Sec is a bulk journal entry management tool. It allows you to bulk change post security, delete posts, find and replace items, and repost journal entries to other LJ-compatible servers. LJ-Sec has been updated to version 0.55 today.

This fixes two issues with international settings (Cyrillic tags and titles would get wiped on edit; systems using European dates could not synchronize properly); enhances the error logging system and throws up a couple of more user friendly error messages; and makes it more difficult to accidentally repost entries in your own journal. Some other minor updates were performed to the GUI, plus there are some behind-the-scenes improvements. Thanks to vargtimmen for some coding support.

Future items on the todo list include enhanced configuration management and community support.

LJ-Sec now requires the .NET framework version 2.0. IE 5.0 is also required. All posts also must be in Unicode in order for LJ-Sec to sync right (you can convert older posts here). The Mono compatible version now requires 1.2.

Backing up your journal using a tool like LJArchive is strongly recommended before using LJ-Sec.

Find the download for LJ-Sec at

The Lemming save us from bad documentation and people who talk at the theatre

I've been set a programming exercise of creating a fully-featured class to communicate with LJ servers, using both the flat and XML-RPC APIs. Problem is that the LJ documentation appears to be woefully out of date. Would anyone happen to have an up-to-date copy of the flat and XML-RPC API docs, or failing that, a list of everything that's different in implementation from the docs, including missing functions? Any information on possible differences/traps between LJ's in-use code base and their open source code base would be useful, too.

Mobile posting

Hi everyone,

I'm adding a post here about something that I recently created. You see while clients exist for my plam Treo 700P none of them really worked right, especially the java based ones. It also seems that the wap clients listed on the clients page resulted in a 404 or where not able to be located. As a result I came up with something really neat I wrote a PHP and XHTML based gateway to allow me to post from my Treo. The best part of it is I've released the source code under the GPL v3 for anyone to use. I've built this client to work with my treo and a blackberry 8830. It should work on all Treos and most blackberrys, as well as any modern smart phone or pda that can interpret XHTML. I've listed the requirements for it to run below. I hope this helps some you looking to build something similar, it gives you an idea of how it can be done.


PHP4 or PHP5

Click here for the source code

Posting from a website

Hi, I'm wanting to make a web app that will provide a "Post this to Livejournal" style functionality. Either a link to the site or embedding media. I'd like it to be as simple as possible, i.e. a link that will take you straight to the "Update Journal" page with the embedded stuff/link already filled in and the user only having to add comments if they want and hit the post button. Anyone here know how I'd go about doing that?

Failing that, is there anything publicly available that will provide this functionality?

convenient managing of favourite lists

Is there a client for convenient managing of the list of favourite posts? For example, if I have about 1000 entries in my list of favourite posts and I wanna clear my list of favourite posts or make them all private for viewing, it's very unconvenient to do it using usual method beacuse I have to do it with each entry separately.

The same question for posts of a journal. Is there a convenient client for managing to make all (!) the posts of my journal into private posts?

Insert table "defaults code" -- I want to change it.

I use Semagic, and in HTML mode, when I click on Format > Insert table, this is what gets added to my workspace:

<table width="2" border="2" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="3"><tr><td></td></tr>

Two things:

1) Is there a way to either make this "canned code" exclude the width attribute altogether (or at the very least, make the default different from "2")?

2) Is there a way to make the "table" tag not be on a new line?

Thanks for any help from anyone.

Jabber LJ_Bot client feature request - gmail interface!

So I don't quite know if this should be posted here or if this should be posted in lj_dev, so sorry if it's wrong.

I don't quite know how the lj_bot is implemented and how neccessary it is to run on it's own server, however, it would seem to me that if we could provide a setting in our lj profiles for a gchat id, then if the lj_bot were to connect to gchat, it could verify that setting, and authenticate a gmail user as the equivalent lj_user and implement all the same functionality it already has. I'd love to be able to make posts from my gmail account on the run.

[Mid Writing Edit] It looks like you can add Frank to your gmail buddylist, you just: [16:06:41] LJ Bot (Frank) (bot): Can't post from non-LiveJournal Jabber addresses yet. [/Mid Writing Edit]

Is there any update on the schedule for this feature?

a cryptic post

I was reading the LJ front page today, and it mentioned that "not all clients support custom security", when referring to the use of custom friends groups to be able to filter one's readers into groups.

What does that mean? It could be interpreted in a number of different ways!
nearly on target;

Tag editing?

I'm trying to find a client that would help with editing/re-adding very old tags in a community -- they're glitched, and aren't showing up on the actual tag pages. I was directed here from livejournal support, but I have no idea if this is where I should be. (:

Thanks for your time!
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