Posts Tagged ‘Android’

WordPress for Android 1.3.6: Media Improvements and More

Monday, November 1st, 2010

WordPress for Android 1.3.6* has been released to Android Market which includes some significant improvements to adding media to your blog posts and pages.  Here’s what’s new:

Multiple Media Item Sharing

You can now select multiple items in the Android gallery app and share them to a new post in WordPress for Android.  Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to do it:

New Attached Media Display

The media that you’ve added to the post is now displayed in a horizontally scrolling gallery view, making it much easier to view the images that you’ve attached to a post or page.

YouTube Upload Fix

Sharing a video from the YouTube application has been fixed.  When you share a video to a post from the app it will now be correctly embedded in your blog post for viewing.

More Bug Fixes

There’s many more fixes in this release including:

  • Removed ‘read phone state’ permission when installing the app from Android Market.
  • Improved performance on the new post and new page views.
  • New account form now loads correctly.

We’re not stopping here!  Many more great improvements for the app are in the works. Thanks once again to the WordPress and Android community for your support of this app.

*Update November 5th, 2010 – we released version 1.3.7 with some more fixes! Details are in the Android Market ‘Recent Changes’ section for the app.

Version 1.3.2 Released

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Version 1.3.2 of WordPress for Android was released to Android Market this morning. This release contains many bug fixes, including:

  • The Stats tab should work better for users with self-hosted blogs that are running the stats plugin.
  • Stabilization fixes for users running HTC Sense on Android 1.5.
  • Removed extra break and paragraph HTML tags that were being added when editing an existing post.

On top of the bug fixes in this release, we also squeezed in a few features including an easier sign in process as well as a small UI update including better tab icons and a nice ‘WordPress Blue’ title bar. Thanks to Kahil Young for contributing to the UI update!

WordPress for Android 1.3: Feature Fest

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

We just released WordPress for Android 1.3 to the Android Market and it’s jam-packed with hot new features. Get ready for even more powerful blogging-on-the go with these nifty additions:

View Stats on the Go

You can now view your blog’s stats right from your phone! Go to the fourth tab in the App, and check it out: You can see your page views, post views, referrers, search terms, and clicks — all in real time! There’s also an easy-to-read line chart for your page views:

Moderate Multiple Comments at Once

Save time by moderating several comments at once with the new “bulk edit” feature. Simply click the checkbox next to the comments you want to moderate followed by the status button that you want to apply.

Stylize Your Text with the Visual Editor

You can now create your posts with stylized text using the new visual editor! We’ve added new formatting buttons, including strikethrough and underline.

More Great Changes

The 1.3 release also includes many small enhancements and bug fixes, including better video embedding and resizing, new tab icons, and a redesigned post writing screen.

WordPress for Android 1.3 is available now in Android Market! Download it now!

A Call to Android Developers

Did you know that WordPress for Android is an open source project, and anyone can contribute? We’re still recruiting devs to make this app the best it can be! If you’re interested, you can find us over at the developer blog.

Add Shared Text and Images to WordPress for Android

Monday, April 5th, 2010

This morning WordPress for Android 1.1.3 was released to Android Market. You can now add text and images from other Android apps via the Share menu to a new WordPress post. (more…)

WordPress for Android 1.1 Released

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

WordPress for Android version 1.1 is now available in Android Market! This release adds a lot of great new features and improvements to the User Interface. Here’s the scoop on what’s new:

User Interface Updates

The home view of your blogs has been updated with a new design including support for Blavatars for your blog:

The comments view UI has been tweaked, including rounded corners around the Gravatars:

The Posts and Pages tabs have also been tweaked for easier readability.


You can now take a picture and add it to your post directly from WordPress for Android. Just select ‘Add’ on the new/edit post views and then ‘Take a new photo’:

Full size image upload is also now available. Select ‘Upload and link to full image’ in your blog settings to link your image thumbnail to the full size image in your post.

Comment Moderation Improvements

A new comment view has been added that provides more information about the commentor and has moderation options at the bottom:

We’ve also added more options for comment notifications. You can now select if you’d like the device to play a sound, blink the notification light or vibrate upon receiving a new comment. These settings can be found by selecting Menu -> Notification Settings when on the main blog view.

Category Improvements

You can now select multiple categories at once when adding or editing a post. You can also select the ‘plus’ button and add a new category to your blog (big thanks to Wolfgang for contributing to this!):


WordPress for Android has been localized for the following languages in version 1.1 (in addition to English):

  • German
  • French
  • Finnish
  • Indonesian
  • Slovak

A big thanks to all of the translators from the community that have contributed at

Contact Us & Get Involved

If you have any questions or comments on this release you can find us in the forums. Want to get help develop the next release of WordPress for Android? Visit our developer blog to get involved.