[wp-hackers] Posterous (post-by-e-mail with photo attachments)
gaarai at gaarai.com
Mon Jan 12 12:55:11 GMT 2009
A number of months ago, I started to build a replacement for the
built-in blog-by-email functionality. It has the ability to turn a
complete HTML email into a post, complete with images. I got busy with
other projects and never got back around to putting the polish on it.
It doesn't do video and audio, but I do think adding audio support
wouldn't be too difficult.
Video however is a different story as 1) most email accounts that people
would use wouldn't allow for very large attachments and 2) turning that
video into a format that could easily be displayed on a variety of
platforms and browsers successfully would more or less require some type
of trans coder or Flash wrapper. Installing such a trans coder is
something that most people are not capable of doing even if their host
would give them the ability to install such software and use the amount
of resources required. A Flash wrapper could work, but would limit the
supported video formats and I have no idea on how to create such a Flash
If you're interested in seeing what I have, drop me a line and I can
send you a zip file. Maybe you can help give me suggestions to make it
Jeremy Visser wrote:
> Has anybody else seen Posterous? http://www.posterous.com/
> It's a really nice-looking blog-by-e-mail service, much the same as
> WordPress' blog-by-e-mail functionality, except several times as cool.
> What I like the look of the most is the fact that Posterous accepts
> photo, video, and audio attachments, and lets you really easily start up
> a photolog with just about zero effort.
> I think WordPress could learn a thing or two by that. Just read on the
> Posting by email does not support attachments and any
> attachments sent with the email will appear in their raw form in
> the blog post.
> -- http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_by_Email
> I reckon adding photo attachment support for blog-by-e-mail would be an
> absolute killer for photologgers using WordPress.
> Maybe even some syntax could be parsed for entering attachment metadata
> at the end of an e-mail, like:
> == IMG_001.JPG ==
> This is a picture of my dog. It will be used as the description of the
> file "IMG_001.JPG" attached to this e-mail.
> == IMG_002.JPG ==
> Et cetera! Et cetera!
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