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Posterous vs. WordPress (3 posts)

  1. Kadr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey I just stumbled (no pun intended) over Posterous' FAQ and I must say that their list of features is impressive. The whole automation system is sure to get a lot of work out your hands if properly set-up.

    Now. I love WP3.0 and the blogs I create with them, but some of these features (if not all of them) would be a great addition to my WP installation. But probably I can, with the help of some great plugins... But instead of making a post or doing a search for each separate feature, I thought I might list them all here directly and ask fellow WP-users what they think is a worthy option in WP as an opposition to the Posterous features.

    So how would you make WP do any of the following?

    1) Email handling:
    I know you can email a story to wordpress.
    But how can you make it do any of the following?

    A. Make a gallery of some pictures you send.
    B. Automatically convert video to flash or h.264 and crop it to your blog width.
    C. Convert a document into a download link to that document.
    D. Convert a music file into a mp3 for download and add a flash player.
    E. Convert an URL into a flash player if it is a link to Youtube (or any other video site).

    2) Networking
    How can you integrate WordPress with Social sites so it posts automatically to Facebook and the like the stories you post. And how can you make reactions on those social sites appear as reactions on your own blog?

    Hopefully people have some good ideas on this!

  2. richiepearsf
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Kadr,

    I work at Posterous and appreciate the kind words about our feature set. We still have a lot of work to do, but Posterous is getting better every day - stay tuned to our blog for the latest updates.

    As for your questions, you can do this right now by having Posterous "autopost" to your WordPress site(s). YOu can find some info on this feature here: http://posterous.com/help/autopost

    More specifically, you can email Posterous, which you can set up to Autopost to your WordPress site. You can also set up an autopost to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.

    Let me know if you run into any troubles either here or via email at rich(at)posterous-inc.com

    Rich

  3. Kadr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hey Rich,

    Great that Posterous discovered Fora of other platforms to make advertisement for their own platform: very social!

    But, as you might have missed, the point of my post is how to avoid using Posterous and have as many features as possible from Posterous on WordPress.

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