I use a custom field hack to make a given post’s permalink go to an external link (sort of like Daring Fireball’s linked list). In order to do this, I have to set a custom field value for each post with the external link. The problem is that I’m trying to post via email (using Jetpack) and I don’t see a shortcode to set a custom field value. If Jetpack doesn’t work, is there any other way to do this? Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the response and sorry for my slow reply — I just noticed it now. What information do you need? I basically setup my blog to allow for any given post’s permalink to link to an external link (similar to Daring Fireball’s linked list) when the post is intended to be a link to something cool I found rather than my own original work. You can take a look at what I mean by visiting my site guboogi.com (the post titles with the arrow at the end are links that go to external sites).
Basically, I set a custom field value in the post with the external link URL, and the permalink will then link to that instead of the “single” view of my post.
I would love to post using Jetpack’s “Post by Email” feature, but there’s no way for me to set a custom value in the email, so that would require me to login to my WordPress dashboard after each post and set the custom value myself. I was wondering if there was any way to add a shortcode tag to the Post by Email feature so that I could set custom field values directly from the email.