Publish to shortcut

Use Apple Shortcuts to publish text to your without any frills.

This shortcut uses the Micropub API to publish text passed into it to the default (or specified) blog on your account. It’s best used as a function that is run from another shortcut.

Take note that there is no preview of the published text with this shortcut so that it can be as streamlined as possible. Check over your post before running the shortcut, or use a preview action in whichever workflow sends text to it.

I can’t be sure, but I probably got the foundation of this shortcut from Greg Morris.

Run This Shortcut

You can run this shortcut from its URL (such as from within a note, calendar event, or to-do item):


Latest Release Notes

Version 1.2 — Updated 2024-03-19

  • Fixed a mistake related to setting a persistent blog destination (now it uses your subdomain, not the numeric site ID) (Thanks @manton!)
  • Download version 1.2
Version History

Version 1.1 — Updated 2024-03-13

  • Added a setup step to specify your microblog’s ID number so that posts always get sent to the right blog. (Handy if you accidentally leave set to one of your other blogs.) If left blank, it will default to the last blog you used on your account.
  • Added a fallback if no input is passed to the shortcut. It will show your clipboard contents and allow you to edit them and continue or cancel.
  • Download version 1.1

Version 1.0 — Published 2023-11-06

Thanks for checking out this shortcut! It’s part of the HeyDingus Shortcuts Library. If you’re sharing my shortcuts or modifying them (or see a bug or have a feature request), I’d love to hear from you — please give me a shout! And maybe consider a donation if you find this shortcut fun or useful. Thank you. ✌️