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Testing the new WordPress iPhone App

So, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the new iPhone WordPress app [iTunes link]. Not because I forsee creating a lot of new content with my thumbs, but because it’ll make it easier to add images straight from my phone and easier to edit old posts. Lastly, the team behind WordPress tends to put out good stuff, so I want to see what it’s like.

Setup is simple and intuitive, just enter domain, username and password. Choose how many old posts to archive on the phone, and then get writing.

Now, I’m going to try to add pictures from my phone. Hmmm, not possible to just add an image inline, seems I can only create a gallery. I’d like some way to add individual images easily. I wonder if they could do this by allowing you to hide the keyboard?

I like how the screen automatically scrolls to the bottom when you revisit a draft.

Overall, this is going to be a useful app and will stay in an honored position of page 1 on my iPhone.

UPDATE: looks like the photos were not added correctly as a gallery, but inline. Not good. Let’s see if manually adding the gallery tag will fix it.

Update 2: that fixed it. Now to delete all the code injected. The last 2 images show the frontside and editor-side of this mess.

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be uploading it to my phone asap. Sounds a bit buggy or could use some usability enhancements. Hope it gets ironed out quickly for a new version.

  2. I’ve given up hoping for a convenient app on my Nokia N95 that allows me to add images. Sure there’s a plugin for a special mobile backend version of WP and then there’s ShoZu & Co, but a special app that just provides true mobile blogging would be extremely cool. If this will only be possible via an iPhone, then…uh….

  3. very cool! I really did not know about the wordpress application for iphones.

  4. I have yet to use it but I’m sure it will be awesome when I’m traveling and what to write down some thoughts for my blog.

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