“Alexa, open Voice Press”

Hello, Hello! We are now available on Amazon Echo devices via the Alexa assistant. We are called ‘VoicePress’

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Using Voice Press
Say “Alexa, open Voice Press”. To get your notifications, say “Alexa, Ask Voice Press for my notifications” or “How is my blog doing today” to get some stats.
We are very excited to bring you this functionality! This is a first release and expect more to come on Alexa.
If you are in the US, here is a direct link to Alexa skill on Amazon.com. This skill is currently available in English for US, UK and India regions.

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Please share your feedback with us here, on Twitter or Facebook or our App.

Download Studio for WP app for Android and Windows.

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Style Update: Our apps are more cleaner and easy to use

Following our last set of updates in June, we have another major set of updates to both our Windows 10 and Android apps.

More significantly, we now support latest features available to the new Windows 10 Fall creators update from Microsoft. This should make our apps more faster, reliable and give you a great user experience.

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All throughout the application, now get a new hover animation/highlight called “Reveal”.

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Blogs

All the tabs in the blogs module get a face-lift. The UX is more cleaner and easy to access.

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Menus

No more the annoying blue menus! We have updated the menus to match the new design.

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Sign-in

Ever stuck on sign-in page or forgot the login credentials or something else? Now you can easily skip he sign-in my using the new menu.

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Simplified Theme in Android

In the picture above is the old design on the left and our new light and dark themes on right,

The improved look of our Android app with a simplified, clean and crisp light and dark themes.

Media Library and Themes

In our updates last month we also introduced some premium features for our Android customers like Media library management and Theme management.

Please do subscribe to our monthly/quarterly/yearly subscriptions on Google Play and access premium content on our Android app. Basic blog management always remain free on all platforms.

In Summary

The update is now available to all our customers. Just a recap that we have a new app name “Studio for WP” on all platforms.

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and please provide your valuable feedback plus reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.  We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Download app for Android and Windows.

 

 

New Design: Latest updates to our Windows 10 app

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We have updated our design and user experience on Windows 10 devices. The updated design is live for all Windows 10 users who have Windows 10 Anniversary update (v1607) or later installed.

Users with the Windows 10 creators update, will also benefit from the new Fluent design recommended by Microsoft.

Lets go over all the new areas of the application.

Navigation

Navigation

 

All navigation is now performed via the hamburger menu in the top left corner. The menu is present on all screens and provides a quick way to change context.

Reading View

Reading View

The reading view has received a face lift with more emphasis on content and distraction free reading.

Sign-in

Sign-in

The sign-in process is now simple, easy and fast. New users will be welcomed with a new landing page with the Sign-in button front and center.

Blog

Blogs

The blog management page has a simplified top level navigation. Further updates will follow.

Editor

Editor

The new editor improvements include a new place to edit Featured image, tags and categories.

In Summary

The update is now available to all our customers. The new app name “Studio for WP” will be gradually rolling out on Windows 10.

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.  We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Download app for Android and Windows.

April Update: Filters, Sign-in improvements

We have a new update for our Android users!

Included in this update is a mix of new features and improvements. Any pesky errors during signup and two factor authentication are gone! We fixed those bugs and everyone should see a better sign-in experience.

We have two new features in this build, you can now filter blog posts and pages using the new ‘filter’ option.

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Click the filter icon at the top of the screen.

You will see a selection of blog post statuses like drafts, published, trash etc. Select one or more to filter your posts.

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Another new feature is the ability to tap and hold a blog post to enable the delete menu at the top of the page.

Hope you all like the updates this month! More updates with sorting capabilities coming soon…

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.  We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Download app for Android and Windows.

New Name, New App, Hello to Studio for WP

Hello again!

After a brief period of being away (story here) from the Google Play store, our Android App is back with a new name, new link and everything new!

Studio for WP is a fully featured native WordPress client for your all devices. Get all of WordPress and more. Start your FREE trial now.

Get it from Microsoft Get it on Google Play

New with the update is the open to beta testing via a opt-in link. The beta version will be updated more frequently and may have some rough edges here and there.

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Everybody using our Android app so far, please download the new app “Studio for WP” from the links above. The old app is no longer available for new users and for existing users it will stop functioning sometime in May 2017.

We would be rebranding our Windows app soon… The link for the Windows app will remain same.

As always keep sharing your love for our apps for WordPress users. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.
We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Please let your readers and other bloggers know about the apps.

Download app now
Android goo.gl/cvZNQd
Windows http://goo.gl/oey4vO

 

 

Notification: Our Android app not in Google Play store

Hello to all the Android users.

I have been personally developing the app for a few months in Android and since 2012 for Windows. 

I was notified by Google this month that our Android app has been removed from the Google Play store.

Automattic requested the removal as we use the name “WordPress” in the app title. This is not allowed. I am sorry about that if I had known earlier I would have not named my app this way.

I have offered to rename by app and remove the word “WordPress” from the app title. However, the concerned contact from Automattic has not responded to my proposed solution. Further, Google will not reinstate the app without a contact from Automattic.

I am trying to get the app reinstated in some manner. If this does not workout, I will try to create another app with a different branding.

Please bear with me for this time.

Thanks,

Shubhan Chemburkar

App developer 

 

App Update: Tags, Categories, Featured Image & more

This month we have a new update with lots of new features and improvements.

We now support editing of tags and categories via the post editor. Just click the arrow on the save draft button and see the new options

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We would be adding post format, and other options soon.

Next up is the support for featured image. The latest update allows you to set or clear the post featured image.

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.If that’s not all, we also added a preview just before you publish a post.

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Other improvements include a blog icon/logo in blogs list, app crash fixes in notifications and image upload.

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.
We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Please let your readers and other bloggers know about the apps.

Download app for Android and Windows.

App Updates: WordPress for Android and Windows

Its been a little more than two months since we published our Android app. Since then we have released more than 25 app updates, and continue to do so every now and then.

We would like to give a summary of new features that we have released on Android and Windows.

Security

We have added new security feature  for protection of your blog and posts that you publish. We now require your fingerprint every time you try to publish a post.

If your device does not have a fingerprint scanner, not to worry. We also support key code as a backup option.

This feature is headed for Windows users very soon.

Editor Updates

Ever lost a blog post edits? Now avoid accidental loss of edits. We have added a new message prompt when going back from editor.

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Reading View

Enhanced reading view with redesigned actions on discover posts. Now listen to posts, share them and view comments. Some of these features have been available to our Windows users for a while.

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See example below

In addition to the actions, we have a floating like button as well. Let us know if you would like this button or want it to be moved to the actions. Sound off in comments!

Image viewer

We don’t just stop here for the reading view! We have also added a new image viewer for all posts in reader view. Navigate through all the images in the post at once with this new feature.

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Sign-in experience

We have updated the sign-in experience to match the Windows platform. As always we support both WordPress.com and self hosted blogs (*with JetPack). For help on sign-in please visit our Help section

Dark themed editor

We have added a dark themed editor for our Windows users. On Android the dark theme editor still needs some polish, although we do offer a less optimized version for now.

Unified Settings

We have worked to keep our settings page nearly identical for Windows and Android. Mange your connected blogs, purchases, preferences and more form the settings page. You can even connect with us directly, select Suggestions and feedback option.

Feedback and Ratings

As always keep sharing your love for our WordPress apps. Please show some appreciation and provide feedback and reviews on the Google Play store and Windows store.
We are waiting to hear your feedback!

Please let your readers and other bloggers know about the apps.

Download app now
Android http://goo.gl/cvZNQd
Windows http://goo.gl/oey4vO

How to: Connecting to a self hosted blog Part 2

In this series of posts, we will help you connect your self hosted blog with our app.

In the previous post, we installed and activated Jetpack for your blog/website. In this post ,we will connect the blog/website to the app.

When you click sign-in or add blog from the blogs screen, you would see a screen similar to below.

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Enter your details and click Log-in.

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On Sign-in WordPress will authorise the credentials and show a list of blogs/websites. Any self hosted blogs connected with Jetpack will appear in this list as well.

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Select the blog you would like to add and click Approve.

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Again After authorisation, WordPress will redirect to the self hosted blog’s login page.

Please enter your self hosted blog’s username and password. Remember, this login is NOT of WordPress.com account.

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After a successful sign-in, please wait till the authorisation tokens are validated.

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Once validated, you would be able to see the connect blog/website on Blogs screen.

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How to: Connecting to a self hosted blog Part 1

In this series of posts, we will help you connect your self hosted blog with our app.

Step 1: Install Jetpack

Visit jetpack.com/install/?from=wp4phone

Enter your site address and click “Install jetpack Now” button.

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You will see the following page on entering your website address. Wait till the redirection occurs.

 

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The jetpack page will now open a installation page with-in your blog/website.

Click on the Install button in the bottom right corner.

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Once installed, you would see a entry in the plugins list. Click on activate to enable the plugin.

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Once activated, you should see a “Your Jetpack is almost ready” message.

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You now need to connect JetPack with a WordPress.com account.

Step 2: Connect to WordPress.com account

Getting a WordPress.com account is free. Click here to create a free account.

Sign-in

WordPress.com would ask for your account credentials. Login and authorise JetPack to use your account information.

 

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Once approved, you would see a page similar to below. At this time your Jetpack setup is complete and you can now connect your blog/website to the app.

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In the next post, we will now connect your blog/website in the app.