WordPress

WordPress

FREE

(4 stars)

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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

Thanks for using WordPress! We’ve added search terms and map views to the stats screen to give you more insight on how people are finding your blog. Images are loading faster in the Reader because we’ve reduced image file sizes to save bandwidth. New blog icons have been added to the “show and hide” screen. We also fixed some pesky bugs related to publishing posts and image uploads. Give it a try!


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  • (67)

    by Stanley Mbatha on 26/03/2015

    It is a very best blogging app. I like it!

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    by Linda Scroggins on 26/03/2015

    Easy user friendly.

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    by Kirk M. Ruch on 26/03/2015

    I'm running version 3.8.1, and I really like the interface. Improved utility, too. The previous problem of retrieving stats on only one blog seems to be fixed. Occasionally I have to re-enter login information on the 2 other blogs - this seems to be a problem at the WP servers, not with the app itself. Good app, and getting better.

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    by Kenny Tirtayasa on 26/03/2015

    Now i can post for my blog

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    by Darkvue gau on 26/03/2015

    This is such a dumb problem. I get most m y content from tumblr. When I save the images using my android phone and then upload them using this wordpress app the image in the post is broken and unviewable....Anyone else have this issue?

  • (67)

    by Talia K Loos on 26/03/2015

    I feel really, really grumpy after watching the actual functionality of this app, iOS and Android, go to zero over the past several updates. As of tonight I can't even post a short update. This feels like a real betrayal after having migrated from another CMS when this app was one of my most desired features. Hoping it gets fixed.

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    by Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan on 26/03/2015

    The app works great for all content freshly pressed, my stats etc. But it doesn't load my posts, media etc for any of my blogs. It has been going on for a while, don't you track bugs?

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