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3 Reasons I moved from Posterous to WordPress

In the last couple of weeks I have been making the move from Posterous to a self-hosted WordPress install. I have to say it was a bit of a pain but I was able to import all my data from Posterous and then spend some time cleaning it up a bit.

I have had a few people asked why I made the move, so here are three reasons:

  1. Threaded Comments – I was starting to get more and more comments on my blog post and not being able to reply to those individually was a bit messy. On WordPress I have installed Disqus to better manage the interaction with those who visit my site, and so far so good.
  2. Media Integration – I usually place some sort of graphic/picture along with my post and Posterous does not give you much editing around how it is displayed.
  3. Look and Feel – I liked the simplicity of the standard Posterous theme but needed just a bit more control over some of the look and feel. I am not advanced enough to write my own theme but do know enough of HTML to want to monkey with things. So far I have been thrilled with Standard Theme from 8BIT.

Well there you have it… All reasons go back to my desire to be just a bit of a tech guy but still have a robust CMS. In short I was trying to make Posterous more than it is. I love the simplicity of the Posterous product and will probably continue to look for ways to use it.

Anyone else made the move? Or moved in the other direction?

– Reed

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Reed Smith