WordPress Plugin Development looking for a Developer

Who wants to fix an issue with one of my favorite WordPress Plugins?

Postie is a plugin that allows email postings to self-maintained WordPress blogs (not WordPress.com blogs). It has lots of cool features and I like it. However, one of its features doesn’t work.

You are supposed to be able to append “:end” to an email and the plugin will strip off all text after it prior to placing the message in a blog post. It doesn’t work, as evidenced on my latest Blackberry posting:

Regarding my post yesterday about the TIGER awards, it’s amazing how much excitement can be caused by the Feds. :end Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

I find the automatic Blackberry attachments to my emails to be not only rude but a violation of my terms of service, but that’s not a fight I’m going to win. Regardless of people getting my emails with “Blackberry: ‘Cause we Can” attached to them, I refuse to have them appear in my blog postings. To date I’ve gone back and edited them out, but I’d prefer the “:end” tag to actually work.

I suppose that this could be my opportunity to earn the Open Source Nerd Merit Badge, but frankly I don’t have the time. Anyone want to do this for me? I can even throw in a little incentive: Whomever takes care of this will receive a hot-off-the-press brand new album by The Extraordinary Contraptions (“Scratch the Aether”) as soon as it’s released this spring.

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2 Responses to WordPress Plugin Development looking for a Developer

  1. Brian says:

    I’m speaking out of turn, but I just thought I’d throw out this suggestion. Try putting :end on it’s own line. I have not had the opportunity to test my theory before making my suggestion, because I’m having difficulty getting Postie to load on my WPMU install…

    Please accept my apologies if this suggestion is redundant to your previous attempts.


  2. Bill Ruhsam says:

    Hah! You fixed it, Brian. You’re awesome. I’m not sure why I never tried that particular combination before. I’ll contact you to send you the album!

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