Why is there no emailing of posts?

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  • #125693

    thatbrock
    Member

    As a frequent poster on other blog servies, I am used to being able to fire off ane mail and have it immediately posted to my blog. This is a useful feature, since web access is not always convenient and it is easy to just type some text and hit send – even from a text-based mail client. I can’t find any way for a blog owner/member to email a posting. Why isn’t it an option as with other sites like Blogger?

    #125909

    salamandrine
    Member

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=mail+posts

    and if you want to suggest it to staff, use the feedback button on your dashboard

    #125910

    mark
    Staff

    We will introduce it at some point.

    You could always ask Blogger why they don’t have Support that answers the same day (or in their case the same month). Works both ways :)

    #125960

    timethief
    Member
    #126242

    thatbrock
    Member

    Thanks for your replies. The workaround suggested by timethief is good for keeping people updated about the blog but not for usability of posting. I’ll be looking forward to this feature being enabled. And the quality of WordPress (+ its support) is why we want to move away from Blogger.

    #126243

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can post from your mobile phone, though.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/17/can-i-blog-by-email-moblog/

    #126244

    timethief
    Member
    #126256

    tpkoons
    Member

    I got the built in mail service to run hourly. If I emailed to my private address I never saw the post until I went to http://www.website.com/wp-mail.php and that would launch the script to get the mail. Well that was no good. I tried to plug in that address into a cron job but it puked with an error. I then found a site talking about how to launch a php script using cron. Bingo! If your server is compiled for it wget is the key. It allows the php script to run the way it is supposed to. Sure enough it works from the command line on the server so I plugged it into a cron job and all is good!
    wget http://www.website.com/wp-mail.php

    #126257

    That doesn’t apply to wordpress.com hosted blogs, tpkoons.

    #126258

    tpkoons
    Member

    You are welcome….go host it yourself

    #126259

    timethief
    Member

    @tpkoons
    Wordpress.com and wordpress.org are two different entities running on two different kinds of software and different policies and contingencies apply to them. You are posting about a free standing wordpress.org blog in the wordpress.com forum for blogs hosted on this wordpress-MU (multi-user) blogging platform. We do not have plugins here and we cannot access or edit the php in our underlying templates. See: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3700

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