Writing & Editing

Post by Voice

Post by Voice is a way to publish audio posts to your blog from your phone. You call a phone number, enter a secret code, record a message, and we handle the rest.

The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

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Enable Post by Voice

In order to use Post by Voice you need to enable the feature on your blog and generate a secret code. The secret code is unique to you and your blog so it is important to keep it secret.

  1. Visit your WP Admin Dashboard by adding /wp-admin/ to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)
  2. Click on Dashboard My Blogs.
  3. Click the Enable button under Post by Voice on the Blog you want to enable this feature for.
Dashboard → My Blogs
Post by Voice - Enable

After you enable Post by Voice, you’ll see a phone number and a unique code. This code will allow anyone to send an audio post to your blog, so keep it safe!

You can regenerate your Post by Voice code at any time by hovering over the code, and clicking the Regenerate option. Or, disable Post by Voice completely by clicking Delete

Post by Voice - Regenerate or Delete Code

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Sending a Post by Voice

Call the phone number listed on the My Blogs screen, enter your secret code when prompted, and follow the instructions.

Once you are done, a new post titled “Audio Post” will be published to your blog. It will be assigned the default category and tagged with “Post by Voice”. The audio file itself will be stored in your Media Gallery and named audio-post-yyyy-mm-dd-unique-identifier.mp3 where the the italicized part of the file name will be replaced with the date of the post and a unique numeric identifier.

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Example Recording

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Regenerate Secret Key

If your secret key is compromised, others will be able to publish audio posts to your blog.

  1. Visit your WP Admin Dashboard by adding /wp-admin/ to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)
  2. Click on Dashboard My Blogs.
  3. Hover over the secret key you want to regenerate, and click the Regenerate link that appears.
Post by Voice - Regenerate or Delete Code

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Disable Post by Voice

If you would like to disable the Post by Voice feature, use the Delete link below the secret key. You can re-enable it at any time.

Post by Voice - Regenerate or Delete Code

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Additional Info

  • Post by Voice is powered by the Twilio API.
  • The maximum length of a recording is 1 hour.
  • If there is 10 seconds of silence, the recording will end.
  • You do not need any upgrades to use Post by Voice.
  • Normal calling rates will apply for the phone call.
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