Heads up for all WordPress users who blog on their iPads and iPhones. The dev team released WordPress for iOS 5.6 a few days ago and it contains several new features, upgrades and bug fixes.

From the WordPress for iOS App Store page:

  • New Notifications Control Center – Use the new Notifications Control Center to configure the notifications you receive in fine detail. For each blog, you can choose whether to receive push notifications, in-app notifications, and/or notifications via email.
  • Customizable Defaults – If you want your new posts to have a certain default category or post format, rejoice! You can specify a new default category on the Blog Settings screen.
  • Undo in Notifications – Have you ever felt a pang of regret from accidentally trashing a comment, or marking it as spam? Yeah, so have we. Now there’s an option to unspam and untrash comments from the Notifications tab.


Notification Settings and Per Site Configuration
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Push Notification Options and Granular Options
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Undo in Notifications
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iOS 9 users rejoice! Aside from these new features, WordPress for iOS 5.6 also includes a bug fix that addresses the issue of the WordPress app crashing on iOS 9 whenever photos are added into the editor.

Below is the complete list of bugs fixed in this latest release:

  • WebViewController: Always hitting wp-login?
  • ReplyTextView: Overflow is not scrollable
  • Reader: Browse Sites can show an empty list when there are results
  • Fix an obscure crash in the blog list
  • Crash: BlogServiceRemoteREST.remoteBlogSettingFromJSONDictionary
  • Gravatar rounding wrong on iPad
  • CommentsViewController: iPad Lacks Top Padding
  • CommentsViewController: Text gets clipped on iPad Devices
  • Notifications Interface Bug: Ratings misplaced
  • 406 Error Message Flippant
  • Site details constraints are breaking
  • Reply comment button is unreadable in Spanish
  • Categories: Unable to create a category and set it’s Parent

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

To upgrade your WordPress for iOS to version 5.6, on your iOS device (iPad/iPhone) head over to the App Store and install the update. If you’re on your desktop or laptop, you can click on this link to install & upgrade via iTunes.

Anyone else using or upgraded to WordPress for iOS 5.6? Which new feature/s do you like best? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Thanks!

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