Have you ever wanted to fire off a post from your phone, Blackberry, Outlook at work…? Following on from Comment Reply Via Email we’re introducing our latest feature to make it even easier to publish to your blog: Post by Email.
Maybe you’re on holiday and want to show your journey. Maybe you’ve captured something with your cell phone that you just have to share. Maybe you’re at work and should be doing something else. With Post by Email you can keep everyone up-to-date without even opening a browser.
Post by Email is super simple to use. From the new My Blogs menu you can generate special email addresses:
You can create as many email addresses as you need, one for each blog you have access to.
Now for the fun part – send an email!
You can send email from any email client, whether in a browser, on your desktop, or from your cell phone, and as much formatting will be retained as possible.
Attachments are not left out, and your images will be included and automatically converted into thumbnails. If you include multiple images they’ll be converted into an attractive gallery. Now you can take photos anywhere and have them appear on your blog in moments.
There really is no easier way to get media onto your blog.
If this hasn’t whetted your appetite, here’s a quick run-down of Post by Email features:
- Transcoding of any video files supported by the WordPress video player (mp4, mov, wmv, avi, mpg, and m4v).
- Automatic removal of standard signature blocks, with support for manual removal of other signatures.
- Add your email addresses directly into your address book using downloadable vCards. (You don’t even need to remember the address!)
- Automatic notification of a published email post.
- Conversion of YouTube URLs into embedded videos.
For advanced users wanting that little bit extra, full control of your post is possible through special shortcodes, with details provided on the Post by Email support page.
It’s time to start emailing again!
- May 12, 2009 @ 5:47 pm
- New Features
This is really great!
Hehe! Awesome, soon we’ll do everything by Email. ^^
This is awesome!
Wonderful to see WP take the lead by leaps and bounds!
This sounds great – I’ll have to give it a try – definitely.
What’s the security on this to stop spam bots from randomising addresses and posting on behalf of people?
Is there any way to limit it so that WordPress will only accept posts automatically from addresses that we pre-register via our consoles (and perhaps uploads sent from new/unknown addresses could be held similar to how the Spam interface works?).
Great idea, very useful.
This was the final piece missing. WordPress is now perfect.
now THAT’S awesome!!!!!
that’s wat i’ve been waiting for. thnx for adding the feature.
it’s a relief!
Is there a way for us to choose a specific address for the e-mail or doyou have to use the address automatically generated?
You need to use one of the generated ones. They are designed to be semi-pronounceable, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to remember.
#1: cool feature — should be very useful to the masses
#2: the link to the Post by Email support page does not work (http://support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/)
#3: can the default publish status be “draft”, or are all Post by Email submissions published immedately? (this may be answered on the support page, but as you can see from #2 that’s broken)
really really really AMAZING!!!!
All emails are published immediately unless you include one of the special shortcodes on the now-working support page.
Fan.Tas.Tic! If only I could be at WordCamp SF to buy you guys a brew to say thanks for all the things you do for us, I would! Really!
woohooo!! i really like it..
@John Godley — the support page works now, thanks!
One thing not made clear on it — to use the Category or Tag shortcodes: must these Cs or Ts already exist? Or can I add a new tag to my blog by including it in the shortcode (like I can when writing the Post online)?
It is so cool!!But howdo you add tags or catagories?
Categories must currently exist, but tags will be created if they do not already exist.
Grantm56, full details can be found in the support page.
wow that’s cool.
Holy Cow, MattMan! This is a way cool tool! Thanks, WordPress!
Simple amazing :D
WordPress.com is better service of blog :D
Wow! Better late than never! It’s raining new features on WP! :D
I am gonna use it like anything; I often get nice email forwards and wanted to publish it. The short codes will really come in handy.
Been doing this for years with Postie (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/postie/), but it’s nice to see a native alternative. Postie isn’t the easiest thing to setup. Thanks for the new features.
This reminds me of my Posterous.com weblog days :-)
Good job, thanks for all things done, and all things to come. cheers
Cool now all I need is a cellphone and I can post from my room other than my lousy computer! Good job WordPress team!
Wow wow cool stuff guys.
Cool – I love the upgrades to WP!
Took me three tries to get it to work. The support page isn’t very clear – for example, if you capitalize the shortcode, it won’t be read properly (at least that was my experience). It also isn’t clear that the shortcodes should be placed AFTER the text.
In any event, this is a cool feature. I can see using it a lot when I’m on the road.
like it so much…
My stats looks looks different today. WordPress keeps on surprising me. Thanks.
Super excited about this. Now I can post from the road…without an iPhone. Blackberry lovers rejoice!
Another great feature from wordpress! Can’t wait to try it! :D
Will you consider letting ‘Comment Reply Via Email’ also remove signature blocks automatically? My thoughts here: http://atinyblip.com/2009/05/12/punkd-by-wordpress/
Sorry, don’t mean to hijack this comment thread, but comments for that post has been closed.
I’ll be sure to use
that with my photobloggie!
I had wanted this feature from so long period; the only thing I found missing in WordPress as compared with Blogger and had send emails for that ;) YOU GUYS ROCK \m/
yay! been waiting for this.
awesome what a great feature. suck on that posterious or whatever the hell its called.
this is what i’m waiting for! :)
I don’t know how to say and what to say about this new feature.. just great!!
Nice article. Now, I just need to save money for purchasing Blackberry. hehehe
wow…. such a great feature…… i love it…. Thanks a lot
Thanx for info, this amazing
This is a great feature! Too bad I don’t have a good enough cellphone to use it regularly.
What a cool function – I’m going to try it out!
thanks.. makin keren aja wp :mrgreen:
U r the best one….
You folks are great – you keep on proving to all of us that choosing WP has been a smart call.
great, i shuold say.
this is another WPcoolness!
Yeehaa~ Thx so much WordPress~
WooT! Like it very much..
Very cool, I’m off to try it out now!
This is rocking feature, I am looking for this from times.
Cool feature, I try once the result is good but it does not support Thai language charactor.
see this link for detail.
It’s about time. Way to go, WP!
Thanks a Lot!
how to add – more tag?
I probably don’t need it – but, I can’t wait to try it. And folks who are on the road should really benefit.
this is just too good. I have been waiting for feature like this forever. I know blogspot does provide you feature like this. thank you wordpress team. tons of thanks.
Awesome addition. Thanks. You guys are professional in every sense of the word. The amount of dedication and effort that you put forth on WordPress improvements, has not only shown me your commitment to making WordPress number one over the competition, but has also won my confidence in a short period of time. I will not only recommend WordPress to everyone I know, but I will also be keeping my blogs here, knowing full well I wont have to transfer them to another blog site anytime soon, because of WordPress becoming outdated. There is no chance of that happening here. You Guys Rock The Blog World. I will also upgrade when I find employment again. But as far as the free features go, You Rock Again. You don’t keep people who can’t afford to upgrade because of the economic crisis, from having all the tools they need to put out a professional looking blog and for that I commend and recommend you.
Great feature – can come in handy at many times. Great job :)
Great! WP is the best!
i don’t have “my blogs” in my dashboard.how can i add it?
I’ve been waiting for this for ages!
thank you so much
wordpress is simply awesome (:
Great stuff! Now how about allowing e-mail updates for private blogs, since FeedBlitz (recommended by WordPress here: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/10/11/how-can-i-offer-email-updates/) now charge for all their services.
finally!!!!! i’m in india right now, so it’s perfect timing!