A major update for the WordPress for Android app was released two days ago and is now available for download from the Google Play Store. Version 2.5 of the software contains updates and new features that make posting and blog administration nicer and more simple for users.
NEW FEATURES & UPDATES:
- Access your WordPress Media Library directly on your Android device to manage your content and create beautiful galleries.
- All-new WordPress.com theme browser lets you browse and activate themes on your site.
- Stats has been upgraded to provide a faster, native experience.
- PIN lock feature added to help protect your site’s content.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
In the past, users who blog on their tablets and other mobile devices had to switch to their laptops or desktop computers if they needed to access files from their Media Library. Now with WordPress for Android 2.5, they have direct access to their medial files which makes it more convenient and saves time.
Also in this new version, users can now create tiled galleries with photos and other media files without the need for photo editing software. To do that, just long-press to select multiple files, tap the gallery button to create the new gallery and select the gallery style. Users could also edit the file Title, Description or Caption as well as arrange/organize the photos by simply dragging and dropping them around.
For those who have a WordPress.com blog, you can now use the new Theme Browser to search, preview and activate a new blog theme right from your mobile device. If you’re looking for a particular theme or feature, just go to the “Themes” menu on the navigation drawer and search for it using the ActionBar and results will be shown instantly. Btw, the Theme Browser requires Administrator rights so if you only have an Editor, Author, Contributor or Subscriber, then unfortunately you won’t be able to use or try this feature.
The dev team has also redesigned the Stats section and replaced the web-based version with a slicker and nicer looking native version. Thru the ActionBar, users can filter key stats by – Visitors and Views, Totals, Followers & Shares, Clicks, Referrers and Search Engine Terms. Users can view more stats by tapping on the “View full site” option in the menu.
WordPress for Android 2.5 is compatible for all devices running Android OS versions 2.1 and up.