Emacs extension to post to wordpress.com by e-mail.
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wpmail.el --- Post to wordpress by e-mail

Copyright (C) 2009 Thomas Kappler

This file is not part of GNU Emacs.

Licensed under the GPL version 3 or later.


An Emacs extension to make posting by e-mail to the wordpress.com blog hosting service http://www.wordpress.com easier. It might work with other wordpress installations, which I have not tried. For more information about posting to wordpress by e-mail see the support page http://support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/.

Documentation is a bit lacking, but here's the gist: start a new post, possibly from the region or the buffer, with wpmail-new-post or wpmail-new-post-here. Send it with wpmail-send-post when you are done. wpmail will prompt for title and category; it will propose some titles that you can see via M-n, and it auto-completes the categories in wpmail-categories. See the documentation of these functions for details.

You can write your posts in Markdown format http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ if you have markdown-mode http://jblevins.org/projects/markdown-mode/ installed. Set wpmail-markdown-command to your Markdown converter and posts will be converted to HTML when sending them.


Message from Gnus. It is included in Emacs, at least in version 23. Tested with Emacs 23 and Gnus v5.13.


Customize the variables at the top of the code section, and (require 'wpmail) in your init file.


  • 2009-07: First release.
  • 2009-11-03: Add post-configured-p and use it. Allow creating a new post in current buffer.
  • 2009-11-24: Add Markdown support.


When proposing the file name for a title, remove suffixes.

Offer before- and after-send hooks, to allow things like transforming the markup or saving all published posts in a certain directory.

If you set wpmail-markdown-command, wpmail blindly assumes you use Markdown for all your posts and will convert them all when sending them off.