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Post Tags words limit? (9 posts)

  1. BatFab
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a question regarding tags in Postie. Is there limitation in the number of words or letters under the tags: commands?
    I saw only the first 20-30 letters are considered post tags. Other words are present in the bottom of the post body.
    Is this correct?

    Thank you

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/

  2. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Postie doesn't care, but you do have to put them on a single line.

    Do you have an example that doesn't work?

  3. lwall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello:

    I am having the same problem. I have the status of the post as the first line, the second one is tags. I have tried altering this order, placing tags at the end, using the slugs as opposed to the tag itself. I cannot make it work.

    I am trying to upload ten thousand blog posts using postie and testing the first thirty/forty shows I cannot trigger the whole batch.

    Please, help!

    Thanks

  4. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you provide some more details? A sample of what your emails look like. What do you mean by "I cannot make it work" - what did you expect and what actually happened?

  5. lwall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just sent you a pm with an example.

    By "cannot make it work" what I mean is I cannot make postie tag the article with all the tags I am intending.

    It only tags the article with the first few. First few is not more precise because sometimes postie accepts the first three tags, sometimes it takes four, or less.

    I suspected there could be a certain length of tags but have not been able to point to a specific length.

  6. lwall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Changing Preferred Text Type to HTML makes all the tags to be picked-up by Postie, but the rest of my message, which includes html <h1>,

      and other simple markups do not work.

      BTW: When all the tags are not picked up, which is the original problem I am having, Postie cuts after the first four or so, and makes the rest part of the body of the article.

  7. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK, I see what is happening. If you have spaces in your tags line your email client is creating multiple lines behind the scenes.

    For example if I send an email with:

    tags: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten,one, two, three

    By the time Postie gets it it looks like:

    tags: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, one,
    two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten,one, two, three

    Note that it is now 2 lines, not 1. This is for historical reasons and tends to break plain text into lines of 78 characters or less.

    However, if I send an email with (Note the lack of spaces):

    tags: one,two,three,four,five,six,seven,eight,nine,ten,one,two,three,four,five,six,seven,eight,nine,ten,one,two,three

    No line breaks are inserted by the mail client.

    HTML works because there is another layer of formatting on top of the raw text and the extra line breaks are ignored.

    >Changing Preferred Text Type to HTML makes all the tags to be picked-up >by Postie, but the rest of my message, which includes html <h1>,
    >and other simple markups do not work.

    Please send a sample message to postie-test@devzing.com there shouldn't be any issue with HTML messages.

  8. lwall
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your reply, Wayne.

    My tags have spaces so after getting rid of the spaces after the commas, I still have spaces. So, I used slugs to prevent spaces, still not working.

    Same thing, after a number of characters it gets cut off.

    In the meantime, I am using a set of default tags, but I'd still like to solve this because I need to manage the tags at the post level. That will be ideal.

    I sent you an example to postie-test@devzing.com.

  9. Wayne Allen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. I have some ideas for dealing with this in the future, but it is a pretty big change.
    In the meantime the HTML mode should pick up all the tags. Please let me know if you're still having trouble with formatting.

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