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

* Refresh button has been replaced by a pull to refresh gesture.
* Stats have been optimized to load and scroll faster than ever before.
* Posts and Pages now support infinite scroll.
* Media upgrades let you see content faster and scroll more smoothly.
* Better post editor, uses less of your device's memory when adding media to a post.
* Minor tweaks and 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 Lance Shroyer on 15/04/2014

    Finally starting to feel polished

  • (67)

    by Galax Xia on 15/04/2014

    I know is too much to ask to buy everything with google play but it would be great if you could buy themes and your own domain with google wallet

  • (67)

    by Niranga Meegaskada on 15/04/2014

    Top app

  • (67)

    by Owen Darcy on 15/04/2014

    Handy app to have. Works perfectly, no issues.

  • (67)

    by Mark Glesinger on 14/04/2014

    Tip: Remove your "Tip: Pull down to refresh." It obscures content everywhere it is displayed.

  • (67)

    by Juvili Hernandez on 14/04/2014

    Not intuitive enough, I made couple of "mistakes" that got me headaches. First one, I started a post, and I wanted to save it, so I pressed the arrow in the up corner to acces next options, but that icon is a "paper airplane" that publish the post without

  • (67)

    by Mayur Wadhwani on 14/04/2014

    There Is no updates on freshly pressed and what's worse now is that now the blogs I follow, their posts is displayed as a hyperlinks rather than a post itself, I have to wait for the app's browser to open n then read it. Such a pain!!!