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Thanks to everyone who signed up and imported from Posterous before their shutdown! It has been a hectic week making sure all the extra imports were running smoothly but now Garry and I are very excited to get back to focusing on Posthaven features. We've re-opened signups and added some information about our roadmap on our pledge page.

With our work on features in mind we are not going have time to support import from the Posterous backup .zip files in the near term. If got caught off guard by the Posterous shutdown and were unable to move your data beforehand but still want to preserve it, then I encourage you to signup for a free Wordpress account and use the Wordpress export XML file included in your Posterous backup to import to Wordpress as soon as possible.

There are a few very good reasons to do this even if you do not intend to use Wordpress over the long term:

  • The Wordpress export XML file references higher quality images files than those included in the Posterous archive .zip and Wordpress will download and re-host these files for you, but...
  • Posterous import to Wordpress using that file will only be fully functional until May 31st after which Posterous will stop hosting all the media files referenced by the Wordpress XML exports.
  • Given the nature and potentially huge size of these Posteorus zip archives my guess is that not many sites will support importing directly from them. Having your content re-hosted by Wordpress will mean that later you will be able to export from Wordpress in a format that is widely accepted. (Posthaven will likely offer Wordpress import at some point too, but again, for the time being we are heads down working on adding new functionality.)

One step closer to Posterous parity: Autopost to Twitter and Facebook

Brett and I continue to be busy working on all the features you know and loved from Posterous. Here's the latest -- now you can add Facebook and Twitter autopost to your sites. It's on a per-site basis right now, but once you've linked your account it's one click to add them to your other sites (if you have others). 

We'll be adding Facebook Pages, Google+, App.net, and LinkedIn shortly. Commenting and post by email are both also very high on the list, so expect those in the near future. As you know, we're implementing what took us years to do previously, but we're trying to do it in just a matter of months! We appreciate your patience. 

There's only 5 days left for Posterous users to switch. If you made the switch, please let your friends know on Facebook, Twitter, and your old Posterous blog. You can give them the link to the definitive migration guide here: http://blog.posthaven.com/the-posterous-migration-guide

Thanks for your support -- we can use all the help we can get to get the word out. 

New Features: Pages, Links and Menus

Now you can edit, add, and delete pages, links and menus. 

  • Pages are just like posts -- they contain text, and any type of media. 
  • Links point to another website -- any URL

There's one navigation menu at the top of every site, and you can also create additional menus that will appear at the bottom of the left hand sidebar of your Posthaven. You can get to Pages & Links in the Site Settings area of any site. 

There are only 14 days left to import your posts from Posterous. Don't get left out in the cold.

We're looking forward to bringing you a lot more, as soon as we can. It took a larger team years to make all the things you liked about Posterous, and we're trying to do it in a few months. Thanks for your support, from both Brett and I.

-Garry

New Features: Post Video, Audio, and Documents

With the help of our good friends at the amazing transcoding provider Zencoder we are happy to say we now fully support audio and video uploads in our post editor. Further, now you can also upload any of the document types Scribd supports and we will embed them in your post.

Create a new post (or edit an existing one) and use this button:

to add images, videos, audio files, or documents to any of your posts. 

New Features: Now you can set posts to private, add and remove tags, and edit your post dates

Hi guys -- Brett and I are super busy bringing everything you liked about Posterous back to Posthaven. Here's one of the more basic features that you've been requesting. 

Just hit the post editor (edit a post or click New Post) and now you'll be able to change your tags, set posts to private, and edit the date associated with your post. 

We're working every day to bring back the things you want. Upcoming features this week include video and audio transcoding, editing pages and links, and autopost to Facebook, Twitter, App.net and LinkedIn. 

As always, email us anytime at help@posthaven.com if you have questions. Thanks for your support.