How to use Preposterous 1.0

It occurred to me that the welcome email could use some better instructions on using Preposterous, but I’ve promised myself to stay out of the code for at least a week after the 1.0 release was posted.  So, until I can update the welcome email, here’s some basic instructions, in blog form!

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To create a new blog

Send an email containing your first post (“hello world” is sufficient) to preposterous1984@gmail.com .  You’ll get an email back letting you know the blog was created and you’ll get a link to the new blog as well.

To add a new post

Send another email to preposterous1984@gmail.com !  Preposterous currently supports text, HTML, photos/images and most audio and video formats, so send anything  you like to create a new post.  Once the new post has been… posted, you’ll get an email back from Preposterous letting you know it’s ready with a link that goes directly to the new post.

To edit a post

Send the updated post using the exact same title to preposterous1984@gmail.com . Preposterous will replace the old post with the new one, and send you an email when the updated post is ready.

To delete a post

Deleting a post is like updating a post, except instead of sending an email with updated information, you send one that is empty.  Currently, this doesn’t remove the old post entirely (it will still be listed in the index), but it will remove the contents of the post.  Removing the post from the index is on the todo list…

To see who else is using Preposterous

Visit http://preposterousme.com to see a list of everyone who’s posting to the beta site.

This should be enough to get you started.  If you think of something else you should be able to do, take a look at what’s being worked on here:

https://github.com/jjg/preposterous/issues?state=open

If something you need isn’t on that list, post a new Issue and we’ll see what we can do about it.  Also if something doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, you can use this Issues list to let us know about that too and we’ll work on fixing it up in the next release.

I hope you enjoy this version of Preposterous, let me know when you find bugs and I look forward to seeing what you do with it!

- Jason