Welcome to Postach.io!
Posted on March 14th, 2014
Postach.io is the blogging platform that's powered by your Evernote documents.
Creating a Post
Postach.io creates blog posts and pages from your notes. To create a post, write a note and tag it as "published" in this notebook. Then click the "Sync" button. Bam! Your note is published on your site, just like that!
Creating a Page
Creating a page works the same, except you add an additional tag "page". This tells Postach.io to create your note as page instead of a post.
Editing a Post
Updating a note is just as easy. Try making a change to this note, and click the "Sync" button. Visit your site, and you'll see its been updated.
Deleting a Post
To remove a note from your site, simply remove the "published" tag and re-sync. You could also delete the note itself. Its that easy!
How do I change the profile photo on my site?
To upload a custom profile photo, click "Choose File" in your site settings and select the image you want to use. Thats it! For those who use Gravatar, we support that by default too.
Creating Additional Sites?
To create a site, click the "Create New Site" button above. You'll be taken to Evernote to authenticate your account. You'll then be able to select an Evernote notebook, a unique subdomain along with other details such as author, twitter username and Google analytics code.
How can I format the style of my posts and pages?
There are several ways to format your notes. The easiest is to use the Evernote browser version. Although Evernote has a desktop and mobile version, their browser app has more formatting options for fonts, resizing and aligning images and inserting other elements. The second option is to use Markdown. This is basically a way of using regular text elements to format your notes. You can learn more about Markdown here. The last, and more advanced approach is to use HTML directly. Postach.io supports basic HTML elements and styles.
How can I add comments to my blog posts?
Postach.io uses Disqus for comments. Its a widely used and excellent tool for adding threaded comments to your site quickly. You'll need to create an account, which is free, to start using it.
I still have questions!
Example Postach.io Blogs
Postach.io can be used to create many variations of blogs and documentation sites! Here's some ideas to get you started.
- A tumble blog of your life and adventures.
- The internet needs more funny cat photos. Go!
- As an educator you can use it for teaching.
- Start a food blog of your favourite places to eat, with a short review.
- Documentation for your product or app.
- Create a link blog of interesting articles.
- Share your notebook with friends to make a collaborative wiki.
We're really excited about Postach.io and are happy you've decided to join us for the ride! If you have any suggestions, questions or feedback, we're all ears! We want to make this thing awesome! We can't do it without you.