It’s been just over two years since we first launched our Posterous importer and I never could have predicted how the blogging space would evolve so quickly in that time. As you may have seen in the news today, the Posterous team is joining Twitter, which we know will be exciting for our friends at Twitter and well-earned for Posterous co-founder Sachin Agarwal.
We’ve had an over 250% spike in the number of imports the past few hours, so it seems timely to recap how the importer works:
- Sign up for a new WordPress.com blog.
- In your dashboard, go to Tools → Import and click on “Posterous.”
- Enter your Posterous login details, and we’ll email you when the import completes!
- Take the time while it’s running to have a sarsaparilla, then explore some of the great designs available for WordPress.com, and start following your favorite blogs from your WordPress.com account so that you can read them all in one place.
If you have any trouble, don’t hesitate to contact our 24/7 support staff for help.
- Mar 13, 2012 @ 5:40 pm
Mar 14th at 12:29 am
Looks like a great new addition to the many tools that make WordPress the best all-around web hosting site! Thanks for the heads up and all of the new, innovative additions you keep making for us here!
Mar 14th at 1:42 am
Does the current functionality only cover Posterous spaces that use the .posterous.com URL rather than those that use a non-posterous domain name?
Mar 14th at 1:48 am
Update to comment – just check in Posterous & you can still get to spaces that are using custom domains with the .posterous.com URL.
Note to self – RTFM before posting comments.
Mar 14th at 2:05 am
who is Posterous?
Mar 14th at 2:15 am
I had experience this before, so, when I started my new blog years ago, I trust here…
Hopefully it will continue to be available even after I RIP.
Mar 14th at 11:56 am
Congratulations! Very good!
Mar 14th at 4:26 pm
Wow! Thank God I’m already on WordPress.
Mar 14th at 6:59 pm
I think there’s no need to run from Posterous so far, Posterous is still working good and Twitter haven’t stated anything about shutting down, I keep a blog on wordpress, and a lighter blog on Posterous and I see no reason to shut down my posterous space to bring it into wordpress, at least not now.
Mar 14th at 7:37 pm
I have no idea what any of this means. Could you speak in plain English please?
Mar 14th at 8:07 pm
I don’t have a Posterous blog to import but I do know others who have and who will be using the importer. Thanks for both the importer and the announcement.
Mar 14th at 9:38 pm
It would be great if you could fix the Wp.org version of the importer as well. Its broken.
Mar 15th at 3:41 am
It’s a lil bit too late. I had deleted my posterous blog after copy-paste it to my blog. But anyway… this is a cool importer. May be you guys can help us about import-export from wordpress to blogspot also? There’s a problem with its size limitation
Mar 15th at 3:48 pm
It’s too bad for Posterous. Twitter hasn’t really done much for Tweetdeck since acquiring that service. They’ll essentially do what most other companies do in this situation is take what they like and let the service phase itself out. I’ve already transitioned my main sites off Posterous and have them backed up on WP.com. So thankful for the import feature, WordPress!
Mar 16th at 1:45 pm
Damn. I just recently discovered posterous spaces as replacement for MobileMe Gallery. Their image posting feature is great and the ability to manage members and followers seemed quite simple. Well, seems I will have to try to set that up in WordPress now.
Mar 16th at 3:02 pm
Well, I suppose it IS preposterous that I’d never heard of posterous, but it looks like this news makes the world post-posterous, so I guess it hardly matters any more
Mar 16th at 6:41 pm
Will this lead to a new word in the language:
…and – if so – should it be hyphenated?
Mar 17th at 4:36 pm
Good luck with broadening your market for bloggers. Thanks for the “heads up”.
Mar 18th at 3:53 am
Welcome and keep on bloggin’.
Mar 18th at 9:08 am
Is there a wordpress to Posterous importer?
Mar 19th at 12:19 am
This is great congratulations
Mar 22nd at 2:40 am
Mar 22nd at 3:54 am
ok nice to hear about it i mean nice to read..
Mar 22nd at 2:22 pm
I really think that if you want to get more posterous migration, you must provide a free DNS mapping as they do. $20 a year on WP.com is quite expensive.
Mar 22nd at 8:35 pm
Oh no, I don’t know about this yet. I think I need to get back to may dashboard and looking for this feature. Oh poor I am. Thank you about this information.
Mar 24th at 11:11 am
Mar 27th at 3:17 pm
I started an import from Posterous last friday. But i still hadn’t received any email and it says that it still processing. When it will be done?
How can I have any help from the WordPress team?