How To back up posts to Evernote

When announced the e-mail subscription feature end of last year I immediately started thinking about using it in combination with Evernote to create automatic backups of my blog posts.

Here’s a little how to:

Add the e-mail subscriptions widget to your blog 2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote01 Log out of WordPress to make sure it doesn’t recognize your existing WordPress account.2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote02 Log in to Evernote and copy you Evernote e-mail address from the settings page 2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote03 Surf to your own blog and subscribe with your Evernote mail address.2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote04 As usual when signing up for something on the internet you’ll need to confirm that the e-mail address you provided is really yours by clicking on an activation link. In this case the mail is sent to Evernote. It will be automatically converted to a new note by their services.2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote05Choose daily or weekly schedule. Corrections made after publishing your post might not be included in the copy sent to Evernote when selecting  the “immediate” schedule. 2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote06 More details under “settings”:2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote08All posts will be automatically forwarded to Evernote and converted to notes.2010-01-04-WordPressAndEvernote07

I’m keeping them in a separate notebook as you can see. As far as I know there’s are no “inbox rules” that you can create to do that automatically for you, so you need to do some drag & drop now and then. & Evernote; Better Together?

Note: WordPress (both *.com & *.org) offer you the ability to export.backup your entire blog to an XML file

While you can use it to restore your entire blog, it’s not a human readable format. So it’s not a solution for quick access to some of your old content.


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5 comments on “How To back up posts to Evernote
  1. Lauren says:


    I’m Lauren from Springpad. Since I saw that you were posting about your experience using Evernote, I thought I’d let you know about Springpad ( which is similar to Evernote in that you can upload any notes or clip websites and access all your stuff online or on your phone. But, we take it a step further by putting all the info you store to work for you in our free apps. For example, you can save recipes from any website and then have them all neatly organized in your recipe box ( and then use our free meal planner app to create a dinner plan and a complete list of ingredients. You can also keep track of all your wine notes (, keep a list of restaurants you want to try ( or easily store all your travel plans like confirmation numbers, maps, places to go, etc ( You can also set alarms to send emails or text reminders. Other great apps include a budget tracker, a meeting notebook, a holiday gift planner, a date night planner, and other useful tools to help people get organized. Would love to get your feedback or do a demo for you!

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