just a quick trial of ‘post by email’

Well, this is just a quick post trialling the new “post by email” functionality of wordpress. I’m going to attempt to use some of the “advanced” features too:

  • including categories in the post (using shortcodes no less)
  • setting a delay in the post 
  • setting comments on or off

We’ll see how this goes then. I’ll throw in an attached video as well. This one’s kinda amazing, the commentator doesn’t even change tone as he watches this accident happen!!

Edit: the vid didn’t embed through email, so I’ve fixed it here, sending vids will be a work in progress then. Overall, I’m liking the feature though!

Ah, well, that’s enough fun and games, back to the assignments.


  • [delay +1 hour] didn’t work, I’ll keep fiddling with that. I copied it straight from the tutorial blog…hmmm.
  • Video posting didn’t embed either, don’t know if gmail stripped the tags and “cleaned” it for emailing, or whether I need more shortcodes or something.
  • the timestamp came out all wrong too, it stuck with email received time in US, not the time the blog’s set to (NZ time). Solution – manually edit later when I get back online.


About Cameron
I'm a final year Computer Science/Information Systems major. Already finished my BA in Politics/Philosophy. I do web and software freelance on the side, while I finish studying. Hoping to be self-employed by the end of my degree, otherwise off into the real-world I go....

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