In order to process the email post, WordPress uses wp-mail.php. Loading this page in your browser will tell WordPress to check for new email posts. There are three ways to call the file:
- By visiting the URI to wp-mail.php in your browser,
- By using Cron to automatically load the file after a set period of time, or
- By including a hidden iframe in your Blog footer that links to wp-mail.php.
Not all WordPress users have the ability to edit their crontab and even more have no interest in editing their theme files. So I wrote a simple plugin that will add the iframe to the the blog footer.
When I say simple, I actually mean simple – there’s all of 3 lines of code in this plugin, so not much can go wrong with it.3
You can read more about it here.