UPDATE: If you haven’t updated to WordPress for iPhone/iPad version 2.6, then don’t! Tried opening it after I updated and it crashed. Tried several times to no avail. Tried the delete and reinstall trick but still doesn’t work. Now I can’t open the app as it keeps on crashing. I suggest that you hold up on updating until the WordPress dev team releases a fix for this. Oh yeah, next time make sure to read the reviews first before updating. I learned it the hard way.

Was browsing the App store on my iPhone and updating my apps when I saw that the WordPress for iPhone app had an update. When I opened my WordPress Dashboard to check on my blog, I found the announcement from the official WordPress blog that WordPress for iPhone/iPad version 2.6 has just been released.

WordPress for iPhone/iPad v2.6

Here are the improvements and new features on the latest version of the WordPress for iPhone/iPad app:

  • Video. Record, upload, attach, and play videos within the app. Yay for being able to catch your friends’ and co-workers’ most embarrassing shenanigans creative moments with iPhone video and publish them immediately for all the world to see on your WordPress site.
  • A total rewrite of the way local drafts are handled, to prevent the unintentional loss of your pending posts.
  • Autosave/post revisions. Bam! One of the “oh, thank goodness” features of the web app makes it into the iOS version.
  • Easier setup. Faster and easier process for adding your sites to the app.
  • Media Library. We’re gradually getting closer to the media management you’re used to in the web app.

I never use the WordPress for iPhone app to write articles but rather for moderating comments here on JaypeeOnline. Nevertheless, the latest version does have pretty good new features and improvements. I think users who regularly use the app to blog/publish stuff will love the addition of the Video and Media Library features.

One of the things/options I’d like to see added to next update of the WordPress for iPhone/iPad app is the ability to access the Spam folder. Why? Because when moderating comments, I sometimes mistakenly flag a comment as spam instead of approving it. And since I can’t access the spam folder, I have no way of retrieving the comment and I’m forced to log on to the main WordPress Dashboard just to do it. And when I’m on the road or I don’t have my laptop with me then I’m stuck and I’ll have to wait til I get home or get access to laptop.

You can download WordPress for iPhone/iPad version 2.6 from iTunes or via the App store on your iPhone or iPad.

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  • JP Habaradas, October 22, 2010 @ 1:55 PM

    @Abhik – Oh okay. The WordPress for Nokia/Symbian can be found here – http://dev.nokia.wordpress.org/

  • Abhik, October 22, 2010 @ 1:52 PM

    @Jaypee, I noticed that Android App right after commenting..

    But, didn’t find any news on Symbian Application.

  • JP Habaradas, October 18, 2010 @ 6:40 AM

    @Abhik – There’s already a WordPress app for Android devices and they’re developing one for Symbian devices.

  • Abhik, October 18, 2010 @ 6:38 AM

    I have seen this working in one of my friend’s iPhone 4. Looks great, but I am waiting for similar app for Symbian and Android platform.

  • JP Habaradas, October 4, 2010 @ 6:45 PM

    @Harsh – You’re even fortunate because you were able to access the app after the upgrade. In my case, after I upgraded everytime I tried to access/open the app, it crashed.

    Btw, they’ve released WordPress for iOS 2.6.1 which fixes the bugs. I’ve tried it and it works fine now.

  • Harsh Agrawal, October 4, 2010 @ 6:43 PM

    I updated my wordpress app to latest 2.6 version and first thing which I did was to try new video post thing..
    As soon as I ended up recording video and tried adding into my post (from iPhone), it crashed…
    I thought latest version solved lots of bugs..but I believe it’s still there…
    Anyways I welcome new feature and they are really useful…

  • JP Habaradas, October 4, 2010 @ 5:10 PM

    @Sourish – Yes, it has fewer options compared to the regular WordPress dashboard. This app is good for basic blog posts or blogging on the go. ;)

  • Sourish @ Jailbreak Iphone 4, October 4, 2010 @ 5:08 PM

    im using this on my ipod touch , but dont find it much useful … only got fewer options


  • JP Habaradas, October 2, 2010 @ 6:55 PM

    @icechen1 – Yeah, I use that plugin here on JaypeeOnline. :D

  • icechen1, October 2, 2010 @ 6:52 PM

    The iPhone WordPress theme plugin(WPtouch) makes your site looks like a mobile app when visited on mobile phones. Pretty cool!

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