I thought I read that when you send in a post via email you can add the category tag with a short code. So I try this with something like


But all that does is print the literal with brackets.

I must be missing something obvious.

Anyone know, offhand?


I believe that is only a feature in wordpress.com blogs. You probably want to use a plugin like Postie to get the functionality you're looking for.

  • Thanks will check it out I am using Jetpack Post by Email so thought it should work. – user77299 Aug 4 '15 at 22:23

Ok I had the format wrong. It works as [category foo,foo2] adding to both cats or creating one if it didn't already exist. Ta.

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