Create new posts on your WordPress blog by sending email to a specific email address.
Any new messages sent to the configured email address will be posted to the blog. This plugin replaces the functionality that used to live in WordPress core.
Once an email has been successfully posted to the blog, it can either be marked as read (IMAP servers only) or deleted from the mailbox.
Updates on the project can be found on the Make WordPress Core blog.
The "From" address is matched to WordPress users in the database to determine the post's author. If the author doesn't have an account or isn't allowed to publish posts, the post status will be set to "pending".
By default, any users in the Author, Editor or Administrator roles are able to publish posts. Use the Users menu item in the admin dashboard to view and manage which users have this capability. For more information on the WordPress permissions system, see Codex: Roles and Capabilities.
By default, emailed posts will be placed in the default category configured in the settings.
You can also set the categories, tags and custom taxonomy terms on your posts by including shortcodes in your email. These should be space-separated. Use slugs for tags (and non-hierarchical taxonomies) and either slugs or IDs for categories (/ hierarchical taxonomies). Terms that do not yet exist will be created. Examples:
Categories: Use either slugs or IDs.
[category posted-by-email another-category]
Tags: Use slugs.
Custom Taxonomies: Use slugs for non-hierarchical taxonomies, and IDs for hierarchical.
[custom-taxonomy-name thing1 thing2]
[another-custom-taxonomy 2 3 5]
Any files attached to an email will be uploaded to the Media Library and added to the post as a gallery. You can specify gallery options, or its location within the post, by including a gallery shortcode in your email. If no gallery shortcode exists, it will be added to the end of the post.
Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.7.1
Last Updated: 2013-9-25
3 of 16 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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