Onwards! Post editing options, export, and an update on our next theming and commenting updates

Hello from the Posthaven team. Don't worry, we're still tending to the site. We've been adding little things that might be hard to notice so we thought we'd call out a bunch of them out. 

Switch posts between blogs — You can now click Post Settings on a post you're editing and switch the blog. This was an oft-requested feature we just didn't get to early on, but is pretty obvious that you'd want it when you think about it. 

Export — Your content is yours, so you can switch whenever you want. While logged in, just visit https://posthaven.com/exports and you can easily export any of your Posthaven blogs to Wordpress format. 

The stuff above is ready to rock, so try it out. We've also got a few things on deck that we'd like to share with you. Here's what's coming next...

Theming — We're working with friends of ours at Viget Labs to bring a world-class theme engine based on Shopify's Liquid gem. That's in progress and we expect to be able to have an early version of it before end of year, along with a few new looks. The best part of it is you'll be able to use full HTML, CSS, and even HAML/SASS. 

Commenting improvements — We'll be doing more on commenting, letting you selectively close posts for comment, as well as letting your commenters login using Facebook/Twitter. 

Thanks for your support and for sticking with Posthaven. We will do you proud. 

Add Contributors To Your Posthaven Blogs!

We're happy to announce Posthaven now supports multiple contributors per blog.

On your Posthaven dashboard in the settings for your site you will now find a "Contributors" tab where you can add and manage contributors. The owner of each email you add will be able create new posts on your site via email right away. They will also have the option to create a free contributor-only Posthaven account so that they can post via the web and edit their posts on your site.

Contributors who create an account and add a name to their profile will be listed on your blog and have their posts attributed to them. See this in action on our blog and on this post.

Let us know what you think at help@posthaven.com.

Email Subscriptions for Your Posthaven Blog!

We're happy to announce that we've launched a feature many of you have been asking for — Email subscriptions for new posts on your blogs.

Now your blog readers can easily enter their email address to start receiving new posts in their inbox. See the link in the sidebar on your blog's homepage or below each post on that post's page:

Even more, in each site's Settings section on dashboard you can manage subscribers and add email addresses of family and friends to make sure they stay up to date on your blog without having to check it manually:

Finally, it's even easier as a Posthaven user because you can follow other Posthaven blogs and start getting updates with one click.

While you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to this Posthaven too (just below, see "Like this post?") — it's the easiest way for you to get notified whenever we add new features, which we are working furiously to deliver to you asap.

As always, keep in touch at help@posthaven.com.

New Features: LinkedIn Autopost, and Better Timezone Support

Now you can autopost to LinkedIn profiles. Just go to your Settings > Autopost tab and click LinkedIn to hook up your account:

We've also updated the post editor so that you can easily change the display date of a post using your local time zone, which is automatically detected from your computer. The date also appears on the post URL in the sidebar, automatically set to the correct time for your blog reader based on their current time zone as well. 

New features are coming as soon as we can write them. Thanks for your continued support!

Roundup of Smaller New Features

Here's a quick post to highlight a few smaller features we've added that didn't merit full blog posts. 

Comment By Email

When you get a comment notification email now you can reply to that email to create a new comment and keep the conversation going. We needed to make sure this was in place as part of our current effort to get email subscribers and multiple contributor support ready.

Advanced Site Settings

When you got to "Settings" for you site you will now see an "Advanced" tab where we have added a few things users have been asking for. Here are a couple highlights:

  • Google Analytics integration. Get a free account with Google Analytics and add your tracking ID to get better data about who is visiting your Posthaven blog.
  • Per site profiles. If you have multiple sites and do not want them all using your main Posthaven profile identity you can use this to override the name and bio that get displayed on a per site basis.

It's back to work for us. As always get in touch at help@posthaven.com with comments, questions or to say hello.

Posthaven launches post by email, and is self-sustaining with your support!

It's here. Now all Posthaven users can send email to post@posthaven.com and attach photos, video, audio, documents and files of any kind. We process it and turn into the blog post you've come to know and love. 

By customizing the email address you send to, you can also control:

You can also combine the above flags by emailing twitter+nogallery@yoursite.posthaven.com, and that would post images with no gallery to yoursite.posthaven.com and also autopost it to twitter. 

For more info, please read the help page at: https://posthaven.com/help/post_by_email

Posthaven is self-sustaining!

We're also pleased to announce that Posthaven is now in the monthly paid period and has reached profitability! This means that no matter what, we'll be able to keep the servers online and keep working on making this the best possible place to post. We continue to focus on building new features, including all the things you've been asking for: multiple contributors, email subscriptions, and theme customization. 

Thanks for your support. Please spread the word! 

Read more coverage in Techcrunch by Kim-Mai Cutler

Posthaven now supports commenting and upvotes

We've been working hard getting new features to you as soon as we can. Here's the latest — we've added the ability for your visitors to leave comments. You'll get email notifications when they do comment, and you can turn these off by editing your email settings (either click the link in the email, or go to Dashboard > Your Account

Notifications
We'll be adding daily digests for comments as soon as we can. For now, you'll be able to either get your comment notifications immediately, or you can turn them off. 

Built-in anti-spam
Anyone can leave a comment by default, but we do run anti-spam software so that you don't get lots of annoying spam comments. The worst your real visitors will see when trying to comment will be a captcha, powered by Recaptcha, but we only do that if we think the comment looks like spam. 

What's next for commenting?
In addition to daily / weekly comment digests, over the coming days we'll be adding Facebook / Twitter login, the ability to close comments automatically if the posts are old, e.g. 90 days (which will be configurable), and comment-by-email (once post by email is ready).

Easily disable commenting
Don't want commenting? No worries. You can turn it off by going to your Site Settings and just set it to disabled:

Upvotes
We also introduced a new concept: Upvotes. This was the same as "favorites" from Posterous, and if you have imported faves, they'll automatically show up as upvotes now. We were inspired by Reddit, and upvotes are always nice gestures that show people that as readers, you care. No login is required to do an upvote, so it's a great way to give people some love for their posts. Try it on this one. =)

Thanks again for your support. We'll keep shipping these features as soon as we can.