Reviewing the WordPress App

Update: the app just received an upgrade with many improvements.

While sitting around waiting for a doctor appt. I decided to try out this WordPress app on my iPad. It’s quite simple to set up and connects with either a WordPress hosted or self-hosted site. this will be great for blogging on the run. Or while watching baseball. The one drawback I see is there is no way to insert an image. The editor has limited but adequate formatting tools and a way to insert a link without having to type link code. It also runs on the iPhone.

If you are a blogger using WordPress and have an iOS device, give it a try. It’s free, after all. What can you lose but a few minutes which, in my case, would have been largely wasted anyway?

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OK! So I learned a few things:

  • You can insert images by clicking on the Edit button on a saved post and then the image icon that appears at the bottom.
  • You can edit pages as well as posts. So you could use the app to update any WP site. Not just a blog site.
  • You can manage comments.
  • You can get stats if you have the Jetpack plugin (or have you blog hosted at WordPress.com).

So anyway, it’s even better than I thought!

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3 comments for “Reviewing the WordPress App

  1. 8/11/2012 at 8:14 am

    I use WP for writing for Film Threat, but I don’t like it for my personal blogs. I always found it clunky.

  2. Bob
    8/12/2012 at 8:13 pm

    You seem to be in the minority. Not that that’s bad. Just wondering what you find clunky about WP and what platform you prefer.

  3. 8/13/2012 at 6:44 am

    I do my blogs through Blogger. What I find “clunky” (I wish I had used a different word) about it is the layout. It’s part of the reason I don’t post as many reviews on Film Threat anymore. I just don’t like it. I do believe I am in the minority, as you state, but I’ve spent a great portion of my life being in various minorities (I don’t like “Married With Children”, I’m a white heterosexual, etc.), so that’s nothing new.

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