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Email submit to blog please help complete novice (4 posts)

  1. pds1976
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've set up word press so that I can create a forum for my little town. I've created an email address and password in on my webmail server, and have configured word press to know that address and password. It doesn't seem to be picking up the mails that I've sent to the new address to test. I believe I may need to use a cron script (whatever that is...) - can you help, I am a complete novice and know NOTHING about code. Please help.
    Many thanks

  2. batb
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi pds1976,

    since you seem to have your email address and wordpress config under control etc, the quick trick here might be to simply type in:

    http://www.yourdomainname.com/yourwordpressdirectory/wp-mail.php

    (or if you've installed wordpress in your root dir, instead of in a directory like above, try:

    http://www.yourdomainname.com/wp-mail.php

    If you have trouble finding wp-mail.php, you might best find it using your ftp program.

    Whenever you visit the address in your browser, the .php code automatically 'gets' the mail for your wordpress.

    Just add the address that works to your bookmarks or favourites to reuse this any time you want to process your emailed posts.

    If you have loads of posts being emailed to your blog, and you really want to set up a cron job etc, at least the above will get you up and running for now.

    See this wordpress help page for all the info you'll need.

    Cheers

  3. pds1976
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks very much for the help. Very kind.
    Paul

  4. batb
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You're welcome!

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