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WordPress

WordPress

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Useful for prolific bloggers
  • Ease of use
  • Upload media
Cons
  • Some loading issues with stats and comments
  • Layout should be enhanced
  • Some web options aren't available
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Mobile blogging"

Reviewed by / May 21, 2012

Wordpress is the official Android app of the well-known blogging service provider

Since smart mobile devices have given us the chance to read news and blogs on-the-go, bloggers have also find the need to update their blogs more frequently. This means, even when they aren't in front of a PC. Wordpress comes up to cover the need of creating and publishing post entries on-the-go.

First time you launch the app, it allows you to add blog hosted at WordPress.com, add self-hosted WordPress blog or even start a new blog at WordPress.com. Whichever options you choose, when you finish the process you'll get to Wordpress dashboard.

From there, you can add new post: input title, content, tags, status, edit, post format, publish and update. Likewise, you can add a new page, similar way. You can post a quick photo and video, check published or draft posts and edit them whenever you want. You can read comments and reply them (we have noticed some troubles with loading and replying comments). From settings, you can change username and password, add a HTTP username or passsword and set media image width.

What's more, there's a button called "Dashboard" which brings you to WordPress Dashboard (browser view). Finally you can check stats from the app. However, we've noticed some loading issues with this feature too.

WordPress on-the-go is a great idea, that will be probably more successful on tablets than smartphones. However, it needs to be enhanced regarding layout and accessibility. What's more, some options aren't available from the Android app. Some other bugs need to be fixed too to make it a really useful app. Anyway, it seems that developers are on the right track. We wish they keep it up.

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Developer's original description available here
WordPress for Android puts the power of publishing in your hands, making it easy to create and consume content. Write, edit, and publish posts to your site, check stats, and get inspired with great posts in the Reader. What’s more? It’s open source.

WordPress for Android supports WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress.org sites running WordPress 3.5 or higher.

Visit the forums to get help with the app: http://android.forums.wordpress.org

Recently changed in this version

3.1.2:
* bug fixes

3.1:
* Added detailed daily, week, and month views of statistics.
* Improved blog previews.
* Added comment likes to the Reader.
* Added ability to block blogs in Reader tags.
* Statistics and Reader post lists automatically refresh when you reopen the app.
* Temporarily disabled live chat.
* Bug fixes.

If you enjoy using the WordPress Android app, please take a moment to write a review — your input is invaluable to us.


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Comments and ratings for WordPress
  • (67)

    by Irfan Hamid on 18/09/2014

    Amazing

  • (67)

    by Mark Baskin on 18/09/2014

    Not as smooth as I expected.

  • (67)

    by Navindran Palasendaram on 18/09/2014

    Thanks

  • (67)

    by Franklin Navalta on 17/09/2014

    the app crashed on me and I had to install it again

  • (67)

    by Avy Caplan on 17/09/2014

    I seriously hate how every time I try to make a post with photos it fails. Then the draft is saved to my phone instead of my account. It's really annoying because I prefer to have my blog have word and images. So I only recommend this app for text posts and reading.

  • (67)

    by Setiyo Raharjo on 17/09/2014

    With this apk update blogging more easiest ?

  • (67)

    by Miranda Udelhoven on 17/09/2014

    So when I first downloaded it the app worked well. Then the last two times I posted it displays half of the photos large and the other half at the right size. This messes up the formatting and makes the post hard to follow.