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Post via Dropbox

Post via Dropbox allows you to post or edit your blog with text files uploaded via Dropbox. It just works seamlessly without any effort.

How it works?

Post via Dropbox checks automatically the existance of new files in your Dropbox folder and then it proceeds to update your blog. Once posted, the text files is moved into subidirectory "posted", if you have not selected "delete" option. It supports also Markdown syntax!

Some examples of what you can do

You can post using only your favorite text editor without opening browser. You can post a bunch of posts at a time or it can make more easy the import process from another platform. You can post from your mobile device using a text editor app with Dropbox support. There're many ways of using it: text files are very flexible and they can adapt without much efforts.

Where do I put my text files?

Text files must be uploaded inside Dropbox/Apps/Post_via_Dropbox/ . Once posted, the text files is moved into subidirectory "posted", if you have not selected "delete" option. The text file may have whatever extensions you want (default .txt) and it should have UTF-8 encoding.

How should be the text files?

Why WordPress is able to read informations in proper manner, you must use some tags like [title] [/title] and [content] [/content]. If you have selected "Simplified posting", you can avoid using these tags: the title of the post will be the filename while the content of the post will be the content of the text file. It is very fast and clean. Moreover, you can formatted your post with Markdown syntax (selecting the "Markdown option").

How can I edit an existing post?

You need to specify the ID of the post, there're two ways: 1) using [id] tag or 2) prepend to filename the ID (example: 500-filename.txt). The quickest way to edit an existing post, already posted via Dropbox, is to move the file from the subfolder 'posted' to the principal folder.

This is the list of the tags that you can use (if you have not selected "Simplified posting"):

  • [title] post title [/title] (mandatory)
  • [content] the content of the post (you can use Markdown syntax) [/content] (mandatory)
  • [category] category, divided by comma [/category]
  • [tag] tags, divided by comma [/tag]
  • [status] post status (publish, draft, private, pending, future) [/status]
  • [excerpt] post excerpt [/excerpt]
  • [id] if you want to modify an existing post, you should put here the ID of the post [/id]
  • [date] the date of the post (it supports english date format, like 1/1/1970 00:00 or 1 jan 1970 and so on, or UNIX timestamp) [/date]
  • [sticky] stick or unstick the post (use word 'yes' / 'y' or 'no' / 'n') [/sticky]
  • [customfield] custom fields (you must use this format: field_name1=value & field_name2=value ) [/customfield]
  • [taxonomy] taxonomies (you must use this format: taxonomy_slug1=term1,term2,term3 & taxonomy_slug2=term1,term2,term3) [/taxonomy]
  • [slug] the name (slug) for you post [/slug]
  • [comment] comments status (use word 'open' or 'closed') [/comment]
  • [ping] ping status (use word 'open' or 'closed') [/ping]
  • [post_type] Post Type (e.g. 'post', 'page'..) [/post_type]

The only necessary tags are [title] and [content]

Requires: 3.0.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.6
Last Updated: 2014-9-9
Active Installs: 100+


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