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Postie

Postie allows you to create posts via email, including many advanced features not found in WordPress's default Post by Email feature.

Usage

Specifying Beginning and Ending of Post

  • If you put in :start - the message processing won't start until it sees that string.
  • If you put in :end - the message processing will stop once it sees that string.

Post Status

  • Posts can have their status set to draft, publish, pending or private. This will override the Default Post Status set in the settings screen.
    • status: private
    • status: draft

Post Date

  • Posts can have a specific publication date such as Apr 14, 2013. Relative dates like "tomorrow", "monday", "first day of next month" are also supported.
    • date: date
    • date: date time
  • Posts can be delayed by adding a line with delayXdXhXm where X is a number.
    • delay:1d - 1 day
    • delay:1h - 1 hour
    • delay:1m - 1 minute
    • delay:1d2h4m - 1 day 2 hours 4m

Comment Control

  • By putting comments:X in your message you can control if comments are allowed
    • comments:0 - means closed
    • comments:1 - means open
    • comments:2 - means registered only
  • Replying to an e-mail gets posted as a comment.
    • For example, you e-mailed a post with the subject line "foo". If you then send an e-mail with the subject line "Re: foo", it will get posted as a comment to the "foo" post. This works by the subject line, so if you have two posts with titles "foo", then the comment will get placed in the more recent post.

Post Excerpt

  • Custom excerpt
    • You can include a custom excerpt of an e-mail by putting it between :excerptstart and :excerptend
    • You can include images in the excerpt by using the shortcode #eimg1#, #eimg2# etc.

Post type/format

You can specify the post type or format by including it as the first part of the subject followed by 2 forward slashes (//). E.g. aside//real subject

Categories

  • If you put a category name in the subject with a : it will be used as the category for the post
  • If you put a category id number in the subject with a : it will be used as the category for the post
  • If you put the first part of a category name it will be posted in the first category that the system finds that matches - so if you put

    Gen: New News

    The system will post that in General. Note you must turn on the "Match short category" setting for this to work (on by default).

  • All of the above also applies if you put the category in brackets []

  • Using [] or you can post to multiple categories at once

    Subject: [1] [Mo] [Br] My Subject

    On my blog it would post to General (Id 1), Moblog, and Brewing all at one time

  • Using - or you can post to multiple categories at once

    Subject: -1- -Mo- -Br- My Subject

    On my blog it would post to General (Id 1),

Requires: 3.3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.3
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Active Installs: 20,000+

Ratings

4.6 out of 5 stars

Support

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