Posterous is a popular blogging platform which was acquired by Twitter in 2012. Posterous has announced closing of service by April 30, 2013. All existing Posterous users must be disappointed with the announcement. However, with so many blogging services – there are lot of options for Posterous users. WordPress is hugely popular blogging platform. Posterous users can easily transfer and move their Posterous blog to or self hosted blog.

Moving Posterous blog to service

1. To get started, go to and create a free account (or use your existing account. Goto manage blogs section by logging into Dashboard.


2. Now goto Tools > Import section and then click Posterous importer option. Select the backup file and then choose which author should be assigned to imported posts.

Moving Posterous blog to self hosted

If you are using self hosted install on your own server, then you can use free Posterous Importer plugin. It can import posts, comments, tags, and attachments from a blog to your blog.

Also, you can directly request for backup of your Posterous blog from url, which can be further imported into WordPress blog or website. Note – You need to request backup before April 30, 2013!

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