Last week, Posterous announced that it will be closing down on April 30th, turning off its online and mobile apps. Users are advised to back up their posts as soon as possible, as they will be unable to view or edit their posts from that point forward.

Moving your website to a new platform can feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, Squarespace provides an easy-to-use importing tool that you can use to move over your content from your existing Posterous account within minutes. Like Posterous, Squarespace is a platform centered around simplicity – so you'll feel right at home. 

All the features you’re familiar with using Posterous – such as posting via email, custom domains, and professional templates – are available on Squarespace, as well as a wealth of additional features (24/7 customer supporte-commerce capabilities, and our innovative page building tool called LayoutEngine, just to name a few.) Of course, all your data remains your own.

To move your existing Posterous Space over to Squarespace, sign up for a free 14-day trial by selecting a template of your choice. Select “Import/Export” under Settings in your Website Manager, and click on the Posterous icon to begin the import process. Please note that trial accounts have an import limit of the most recent 20 entries and a maximum file size of 20MB; however, all of your data will carry over seamlessly once you decide on Squarespace and have a paid account.

For more detailed information on moving your Posterous Space over to Squarespace, please check out the following guide. If you have any specific questions regarding the transition, send us a tweet @squarespace. We’d love to hear from you.