Thomas G.Giglione

Did you know you can add photos and text to your WordPress Blog with email directly from your mobile phone?

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Post by Email is a way of publishing posts on your blog by email. Any email client can be used to send the email, allowing you to publish quickly and easily from devices such as cell phones.

Generating a Post by Email Address

Before you can publish by email, you must generate a special email address. This address is unique to you and must be kept secret.

1) First go to Dashboard > My Blogs.

2) Locate the blog that you wish to post to and click Enable.

generate-email

You now have a special email address. If you want to add the address to your address book, you can download it as a vCard:

vcard

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Sending Emails

Once you have your Post by Email address, sending an email is simple:

email

The email subject is used as your post’s title. The body is the post’s contents. A few minutes after receiving your email, you should receive a notification email informing you of the published post’s details.

Please remember to send the email to your secret email address, not to the example given in the image above.

Mail Formatting

Your email can be plain text or formatted. As much formatting as possible will be retained, although the Post by Email system will strip unnecessary HTML tags so that your email is displayed correctly. Note that you will need to use an email client that supports rich text or HTML formatting in order to make use of this feature. Most website based clients (Hotmail, Gmail) do support this, as do most desktop clients (Outlook, Mail). You may need to switch your client into rich text or formatted mode.

Attachments

Image attachments will be included in your published post as follows:

  • Single images will be displayed inline (a single image is defined as an image without an image immediately following it).
  • Multiple images will be displayed as a gallery.
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