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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

Hello to WordPress for Android!

We welcome our new app “WordPress for Android” into the world.

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Along with Windows, our app is also now available on the Android platform.

We would like to thank everyone who have been with us on the Windows app and like you all to share this exciting news to your friends and your website readers.

Our Android app currently has the most used features like

  • DISCOVER: Read a top posts selected by WordPress editors
  • READER: Get posts from blogs you follow.
  • BLOGS: Sign-in and Manage your blog from your phone, including posts, comments, themes.
  • NOTIFICATIONS: Get all your latest notifications.
  • STATS: Weekly and monthly stats for your blogs.
  • EDITING: Get various rich text editing options including image and video uploads.

We would be adding more features to Android in coming updates! And rest assured that we will be continuing work on both platforms and we expect to see lost of updates soon on our Windows app as well.

Download the apps now!

Android: goo.gl/cvZNQd
Windows: 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.

April Update: General Bug fixes

We have a new update in the store for Windows 10 UWP app. There is no change for the Windows Phone 8.1 app as of now.

In this update, we have fixed a bug where users were not able to post new comments. Thanks to one of our users for reporting this problem.

Following some feedback we have added a new processing screen just after you add a new blog within the app. Earlier users would see a blank page until processing was complete.

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Also in this update is a UX styling fix in notifications tab.

As always, if you have any issues, please do reach out to us in comments, email, Twitter, Facebook.

March Update: Improvements and bug fixes

A new update is now available from the store for both Windows 10 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

In this update we have updated the Windows 10 menu bar/pullout with new icons for easier navigation.

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Also in the update is a new layout for Reader section. The reader posts will now adapt and change layout depending on the screen size and device. Phones will continue to use the existing layout.

We plan to add multiple layout options in future update. Let us know if the new layout feature is good or bad, sound off in comments.

When using a touch screen device with a on screen keyboard or navigation bar, like a tablet or a phone, the bottom of the screen would get cut-off. We have updated the way we resize the application content in these scenarios. Give it a try!

Other bug fixes include a fix for the discover tab not showing posts and some fixes for explore tab.

As always, if you have any issues, please do reach out to us in comments, email, Twitter, Facebook.

Download for Windows 10 (Phone and PC
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrdntk5

Download for Windows Phone 8.1
http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=53000ba6-d101-4c95-abda-b67eb92c64a5


WHATS NEW
Windows 10 (PC & Phones) v2.2.1.0

  • New Icons in the pull out menu for easy navigation.
  • New layout for reader on larger screens.
  • Fixed a bug where discover posts were not visible.
  • Fixed a bug where on-screen navigation bars would overlap the screen.
  • Removed confusing visual feedback for read only lists in the stats page.

Windows Phone 8.1 v1.5.5.0

  • Fixed bugs where discover posts were not visible to users.
  • Fixed a bug for network issues with correct indicator.
  • Other improvements in visual feedback.