* A WordPress.com user? New â€œSite Settingsâ€ and â€œMy Profileâ€ screens let you change major settings like your site title, tagline, and public display name (among others) â€” with more settings to come in upcoming versions.
* Bug fixes for better stability when adding categories to posts, viewing stats, and communicating with our Support team.
Popular content creation app WordPress is getting more vibrant with the help of an update that is bringing more functionality.
* Entering the app to view todayâ€™s stats? Thatâ€™s so 4.6. With the new Stats Widget you can track your numbers from the Home screen.
* Notifications are great. Filtered notifications? Even better. Hello, new notifications filter bar!
Mobile content creators that use WordPress should know that the developer is one of the most responsive. Proof? Well, right on the heels of its last update, we are getting a new build with even more features.
* New notification when a Post has been published, let you quickly share the link.
* Reintroduce link shortening when sharing from the post preview.
* Switching between main tabs and starting the app should be faster.
* New app icon.
* New Notification Settings let you change notifications for each blog.
* Like (or donâ€™t like) what you see? You can now publish or revert local changes from the Preview screen.
* New support for stacked notifications on Android Wear.
* Minor visual changes to the Reader Post List and Reader Post details screens.
* A new â€œLatest Post Summaryâ€ module on the Stats Insights page.
WordPress remains available for free on Google Play.
WordPress for Android is seemingly always being improved, and its current update underscores this premise.
It’s latest build, 4.1, is rolling out as now.
In 4.1, weâ€™re introducing a fresh overall redesign and other small but smart fixes, including brand-new tab-based navigation, new tabs to manage your site and profile, and tag auto-completion. We also continue to improve your experience: for some affected users, tapping the back button now successfully quits the app, and your stats are no longer bumped when you visit your site from the app.
WordPress has been updated again, this time to version 3.9.
Version 3.9 brings:
With WordPress for Android, v. 3.9, you can add media to your posts and pages more quickly and easily, change the appâ€™s language with the new language picker found under Settings, and enable two factor authentication (2FA). No need for nasty old app specific passwords anymore â€” theyâ€™re sooooo WP for Android v. 3.8!
Have five minutes? Plenty of time! Log in to your WordPress app and get rich stats for your latest post. Then, reply to a few comments (typo-free, thanks to the return of auto-correct). Next, head to your Reader to catch up on your favorite blogs â€” it now remembers where you left off and shows you which posts are new. Other bug fixes make the whole experience smoother, on phones and tablets.
Users of the app have yet another reason to be happy: the constant improvements, culminating (temporarily, we hope) in the latest update, which is rolling out now.
Version 3.2 brings (per the Google Play page):
* 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
WordPress remains free on the Play Store. For users that are interesting in being involved in the app’s beta process, the WordPress Google+ page is the point of contact.
WordPress has received an update adding new features to the user interface, including a new action bar that allows you to create a new post, refresh and share items to other apps. Additional features include a site viewing option from within the app, faster loading, improved image uploading and more.
Anyone who’s worked from WordPress on their mobile devices, both phones and tablets, know that its something of a hot mess at times. From the browser, there are occasional issues with WebKit browsers that populate the mobile landscape, and the app has had its issues at times, particularly in that it works differently from the web in how photos are posted. However, WordPress appears to be trying to improve at least the interface of their Android app, as they have a new update for their app.
In particular, this app adds a new interface for both adding posts and for editing text. In particular, rich text formatting options are more expansive – not just standard bold/italic/underline options, but strikethrough options for being an intelligent and witty writer of humor amateur snarkster, linking, quotations, and page breaks so posts can be expanded “after the fold”. As well, there are new image adding options, with the ability to align images from the app itself, not just from the web. Comment notifications are now available as well.
Many common features are not in the app – the ability to add post excerpts or other metadata categories, for example. Images still can’t be uploaded and added to the gallery without posting them in articles directly. There’s no word count display either, which is a problem for people who have to work on word limits. This still feels like an app for more casual bloggers, those who want to use it to post an occasional photo or short post to their personal blog. It’s not as robust as it needs to be for serious bloggers and reviewers like myself. The tablet-optimized interface is a huge help, though.Â This update is a nice step forward, but it still leaves me wanting for what I and many other bloggers who regularly work with WordPress need it for. The free update is available now from the Android Market. This update is not available for iOS yet, though many of the same features are available in that version of the app, such as rich text formatting options.