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Build in "email this post" functionality

  1. onlinecasinoselite.org
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    WP-Email is a plugin that allows you to add an "email this post" link to a post, but so far as I know, there's nothing in WordPress that matches Movable Type's ability to have an email form already included at the bottom of a post, so readers can simply fill in addresses and click send. This is the way comments work on WordPress already. Maybe the admin interface would work the same way as comments do now. Of course this would require theme/template additions.

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  2. Sabine Schröder
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    Good Idea, but don´t forget image verification!

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  3. Robert Accettura
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    This is done by a few plugins including Alex King's Share This:
    http://alexking.org/projects/wordpress

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  4. satchel
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    Share This is nice, but it's a little different from what's being suggested here. The request was for a form already on the single post page, ready to be filled out. Share This links you to a popup or separate page once you click on it. I'd imagine a post that has an "email this" form already on it would get a lot more use than one that requires a click.

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  5. Tom Lany
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    This is a good idea for some kinds of blogs - but some people might want to be able to turn it off. An option to do so should be provided if implemented.

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  6. John Blackbourn
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    Do people still use "Email This" forms in this day and age?

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  7. Mark
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    Typical theme-level functionality, can easily be accomplished by a plugin. No need to add this to the core.

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  8. Christiaan
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    Should be covered by plugin in my opinion.

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  9. drmike
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    -1 Make it even easier for wordpress to be abused by spammers.

    Posted: 13 years ago #
  10. There is in fact a 'Tell a Friend' plugin here: http://www.ipassion.it/2006/12/18/tell-a-friend-plug-in-for-wordpress-released/

    It works site-wide so doesn't allow for singular article e-mailing, just gives the receiver the main site address. It for the senders name and email, the friends name and email, and it sends out a message to them you as the administrator define. That way, you don't get abuse from spammers.

    I couldn't find any singular email-this post plugins, but I guess someone with a little wordpress and PHP know how could hack this to make it work that way.

    Posted: 11 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory

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