Support » Plugin: Postie » How can I mark a post as "Private"

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  • Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    You can set all incoming posts as private by changing the “Post status” setting to “private”

    Well that’s “somewhat” helpful, but really just want to post a few email Postie posts as private. I was hoping that there was a way to trigger the “Private” setting from the subject line?

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    Sorry, there is currently not a way to do it for an individual email. I will add it to the list of upcoming features.

    If you are or know a programmer you might be able to add this feature yourself via the postie_post filter. Take a look at http://postieplugin.com/postie-polylang/ for an example of how to modify a post after Postie has processed it.

    Might just use the delay post feature in the subject line when on an iPhone and then edit posting time and “Private” setting in WordPress once I’m back at a computer. Does this sound like it would work without actually publishing the post?

    I’ve recently installed the Postie plug-in after learning Posterous would be shutting down in April. Posterous was convenient way to code a WordPress article as delayed or mark as private before having it go live with a feed and our normal social networking updates. Writing from a cell phone can be challengin and having another author proof or contribute was helpful before posting. Thanks … I have hope for learning to use this plugin.

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    FYI the next release of Postie will allow you to set the status of a post in the email.

    Great news Wayne. Looking forward to being able to post as a private post that can be edited by someone logged in and published after being tweaked. I’m still finding it challenging to “remember” how to include all the text with a photo or adding additional paragraphs. I need a “cheat sheet.”

    Sometimes I think it would be simpler to just type in html code IF that was an option.

    Updated and set the default as “private” … it works great. If I want to post as “public,” can this be done from a command within the email or in the subject line? (probably should read before asking)

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    It is a command within the email.

    status: publish

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    >Sometimes I think it would be simpler to just type in html code

    You can do this. Just make sure you set “Preferred Text Type” to plain, and “Allow HTML In Mail Body” to yes.

    Well looks like I’m going to have to tinker with this a little more as:
    1) the default “private” works well but can’t get the
    status: publish or status: published
    command in the email to work. Seems to just ignore that line which I tried placing above and below the tags: xxxx line.
    2) AS for the html coding, I’ve set the Preferred Text Type to “plain” and have the Allow HTML in Mail Body” to “yes” set … but the all the HTML characters are being published.

    I’ll dig into it later as I really like this plug-in and am planning to send a donation your way.

    Plugin Author Wayne Allen

    (@wayneallen-1)

    >the default “private” works well but can’t get the command in the email to work.

    Well that is because that feature isn’t released yet unless you are using the development version (http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/postie.zip)

    >but the all the HTML characters are being published

    Try sending the email as a plain text email to see if that helps.

    That’s the trick. Force the email client (Thunderbird in my case) to send the email in “plain text.” Solves a bunch of issues. I’m not rushing to install the development version of Postie … just nice to know the flexibility to post private or public is coming.

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