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No more posterous import?

  1. I can't see the posterous import tool as shown in the importing from posterous page. Is there still a way to import posterous blogs?
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  2. Me neither...and I still have a bunch of students I am trying to help switch over. eek

  3. This thread has been flagged for Staff attention.

  4. I don't see the posterous importer under the tools option. The option was showing yesterday but it's not there today.

  5. We have had to temporarily disable the importer while we repair an issue with it. It will return shortly, sorry for the trouble!

  6. I assume commenting here and checking "Notify me of followup posts via e-mail" is all that's required to receive notification with the feature has been re-enabled?

    I had the same issue with my blog ( but the post I made seems to have disappeared.

    Thanks Despite this nagging issue I remain of big fan of WordPress and the community that supports it. Keep up the great work.

  7. I hope the importer is fixed soon, we may have to re-import our blog, since we've had problems with it the last couple of times we tried.

  8. creativecircleuk

    Just commenting so I can be informed of when the importer is fixed. :)

  9. Thought I was going crazy when it wasn't in the list. Whew!

  10. Sure hope this gets fixed soon, I switched back to WordPress just for the feature.

  11. yes yes please. i'm patiently waiting for this to come back!!! i hate posterous and want to get rid of my posterous blog.

  12. I'm glad the Happiness engineer's comment was so recent. Keep me posted.

  13. Waiting as well to see the importer coming back.

  14. Add another to the list eagerly awaiting to make the switch from posterous.

  15. I really need to move my old blog from Posterous to WordPress. Please let us all know when you've fixed the importer so we can all get the heck away from Posterous!

  16. Please become aware of the issues at the Posterous end of things in case you did not explore that prior to posting here. This thread will be updated by Staff when they can provide an update.

  17. ^I feared this might be the case. Posterous development has pretty much halted and the new ownership (Twitter) probably aren't in any hurry to facilitate users shipping their content elsewhere. Annoying, but PFTC considering Twitter's restrictive API limits and 3rd party app policies.

    In the meantime, I'd recommend posting the location of your new WP blog and RSS feed on Posterous so people who follow you there can switch over to WP and moving on.

  18. just found this--commenting so i can hear about updates, thanks.

  19. Thanks for updating this function.

    And could you guys please import FULL RES pictures from posterous? Because the wordpress plugin (at doesn't and it makes no sense.
    If you guys could also import video and audio, that would be great too.

    Most of my posts are audio and video so the posterous import plugin at doesn't help much. (it only links to posterous for video and audio)

    Thank you so much.

  20. @chezpaul - do you know something we don't? Because when I just went on the Posterous import feature is still not there. Looking for any info ...

  21. I was talking about the one used with a wordpress hosted site.
    There's a plugin called "posterous importer" which adds an import posterous menu in the import menu.

    Well it doesn't work very well. It imports only text and pics, not video or audio and at that only low res versions of your pics.

  22. @chezpaul
    Your site is not hosted on WordPress.COM and you are posting to the wrong support forum. This forum is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM. Your support questions must be posted to the correct support site for your software and that is here http://wordpress.ORG/support/
    For more on the differences:

  23. I am posting to the correct forum.

    If they make import posterous work on then I'll import my posterous to a site there then export it to my site.
    So I think I am in the right place.


  24. jasonbillington

    any update?

  25. When can we expect to use the importer again?

  26. I really need it ;)

  27. Thank you everyone for your patience while the Posterous importer underwent some essential maintenance. The importer is once again available. Please note that images larger than 1000px will be imported scaled to that size. This issue is still being worked on.

  28. Great... we've had problems importing our blog from Posterous before you took the importer down for maintenance, and we'd like to try it again now that the work has been done. Can you clear out what we imported previously, since when we tried to import on top of a previous import in the past, it didn't work. The blog is

  29. good news!

  30. urbanedgeblog, I have reset your importer. Please feel free to try again.

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