1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads
- Useful for prolific bloggers
- Ease of use
- Upload media
- Some loading issues with stats and comments
- Layout should be enhanced
- Some web options aren't available
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.
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
* Notifications screen redesigned for better readability
* Post upload notification improvement with new thumbnail and progress bar
* Post list now auto refreshes
* Infinite post swipe in the Reader
* Swipe between photos in the photo viewer
* QuickPress widget fixed
* Pull to refresh widget will tell you if network is not available during airplane mode
* Various bug fixes
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This is a great app for people that post to a WordPress blog. If you post to multiple social networks and blogs you're able to post from one application to all of your social networks at once. Of course you have to add another plugin for social networking but that's it
It should be as complete as the web...
more options for self hosted user would be great. Can't check analytics and plugins
Works well and nice graphics and easy to use. Well done.
It always says that there is a problem in loading page, media etc... it works only sometimes... the time it works its awsum app... please fix these errors... Thank You
WordPress anyway is great.
The photo upload function sets all photos to a large size, with no option to resize. It makes blogging really troublesome as I have to use my pc to upload. Am considering changing to another blog now.