Support » Plugin: Postie » Classic Editor vs Gutenberg blocks?

  • Resolved aezzell2020


    I’m relatively new to Postie, so it’s quite possible that I’m missing something.

    When I bring in emails as HTML and go into the editor, the content is in the Classic editor. If I try to convert to blocks, the content ends up as a Custom HTML block, which kind of defeats the purpose of having the Gutenberg editor available.

    I can bring in emails as plain text and use convert to blocks to generate paragraphs, but that introduces other problems with line breaks and the loss of any bolding, italics, etc.

    I found this support post from 9 months ago:

    Are there any updates to the possibility of importing HTML email content directly into Gutenberg blocks, or is that just unlikely to happen?

    Is there a recommended approach for cleaning up emails so that they match the theme formatting without a lot of additional effort?


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  • Plugin Author Wayne Allen


    The original purpose of Postie was to replace the WordPress post editor with your email editor so that you didn’t have to log in to create a post.

    Since your email client doesn’t know anything about how WordPress works Postie does its best to bring the 2 worlds together.

    Unfortunately that means Postie will most likely always create classic posts.

    That said both classic and Gutenberg posts are both just html under the hood. If you are having styling issues it most likely comes from a conflict between your email client and your theme.

    You would need to look more closely at the html that is coming through your email. I expect you’ll see inline styles that override your theme.

    Thread Starter aezzell2020


    Thanks for the prompt reply, Wayne.

    At least now I know that what’s happening is what’s intended, and not just the result of my doing something wrong.

    I’m setting up Postie for a congregation in hopes of allowing various groups to submit news and reports with minimal effort on the part of the person who will be maintaining the site. I’ll do some more experimenting, write up some work instructions, and try to let go of my need to have everything all matchy-matchy on a site that’s not even mine šŸ˜‰

    And hope that no one has Comic Sans as a default email typeface…

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