The ability to post to WordPress via email has been around for a long time. However, the surge in mobile technology has made posting by email more relevant than ever before, especially for people on the go.
Whether you run a news site or blog with daily updates, an eCommerce store, restaurant, or any kind of business really, composing and sending emails from a mobile device and posting these to WordPress by email is probably going to be much easier than doing it through your dashboard.
You may be surprised how easy it is to send posts by email to your site. Here are a few different options that will keep you publishing content on the go:
WordPress Plugin: Postie
Postie offers many advanced features for posting to your blog via email, including the ability to assign categories by name, included pictures and videos, and automatically strip off signatures. When you set Postie to prefer HTML messages, you’ll be able to get inline images for your posts. URLs to Youtube or Vimeo videos within the body of your email will automatically be converted to embedded videos.
Many post-by-email plugins have come and gone but Postie seems to have become the go-to plugin for creating posts in WordPress from emails.
That is, until…
*** NOTE ***
WordPress recently suspended Postie temporarily from its plugin repository due to an exploit.
According to the plugin developer,
“there is little impact if you don’t publicize your secret Postie email address and the email addresses of those users allowed to post.”
More importantly for users and anyone interested in downloading and using the plugin, however, the site also states…
“I expect this will get resolved in the next couple of weeks and Postie will be restored to the WordPress plugin repository.”
In the meantime and while the above issue with Postie gets resolved, here are 3 alternatives you can use to post to WordPress via email:
WordPress Plugin: Use Jetpack And The WordPress Mobile App
This article was written by Martin Aranovitch and originally published on WPMU DEV Blog.