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.

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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

 

 

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 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.

New Version: WP for Windows is now live!

New improved Windows 10 version is now live! We now call our app “WP for Windows”

WHAT’S NEW (Windows 10 v2.2.0.0)
• NEW: Discover section on home page.
• Photo and Video posts should work correctly.
• Changes to visual feedback and network offline detection.
• General fixes and improvements.
• Changes to app icon and name for Windows 10 Store policy compliance.

 

WHAT’S NEW  (Windows Phone 8.1 v1.5.5.0)
• Changes to app icon and name for Windows 10 Store policy compliance.

We would share more details on our icon redesign and app name in coming posts.

New update v1.4.1.1 is now live

We after happy to announce that as promised with faster updates, a newer version is now live.

This version brings a set of fixes and some new features. Some of the new features are :

• Follow blogs featured on Freshly Pressed.
• Hyperlink option in text mode for post editor.
• Improved scrolling in post editor.
• Settings link in app menu along with new animation.
• Author and blog name in freshly pressed reader view.
• New users see sign-in screen for first logon. This can be skipped.

We have also fixed some bugs:

• Fix for duplicate posts.
• Fix for clearing cached accounts when all are removed.
• Fix for incorrect scrolling on text mode.
• Fix for review pop up for first logon.

How do you like this update? Please let us know.

More updates soon…

via WordPress for Phone http://goo.gl/j6Fzhf

Self hosted blogs on WordPress for Phone

We support self hosted blogs on WordPress for Phone app.

If a site is a WordPress blog (self-hosted or using a domain) it should work. Try the steps below after choosing “Add new blog”:
  1. Enter your username/email for the blog you have access.
  2. Enter your password
  3. Click Sign In button
  4. On successful sign in, select the blog from the list OR
  5. Enter the sites URL in this case http://example.com/ or example.com
  6. Click Authorize.
If Authorized, you should see the blog added in the app.
Sign-in with your WordPress account Connect your blog to the app
If the process fails at Sign in (Step 3), it means that the authentication on the blog is not connected with the authentication on WordPress. The app authenticates you using standard WordPress API which does not know about your blog.
You may need to have Jetpack 1.9 installed on your self-hosted blog and a WordPress.com account that links to your self-hosted blog.
Here is a link to get started http://jetpack.me/about/
FAQ for your reference.

FAQ

Who’s behind Jetpack?

Jetpack is hand crafted by the fine folks at Automattic, makers of WordPress.com.

Who should install Jetpack?
Anyone who’s hosting their own WordPress-powered site and wants to take advantage of the awesome features that Jetpack provides.

(Do you blog on WordPress.com? Then you don’t need Jetpack! All this great stuff is already bundled into your site.)

What do I need to install Jetpack?
Only two things:
1. A self-hosted WordPress site running version 3.8 or later
2. A WordPress.com account

Jetpack installs just like any other plugin. Some hosting providers even auto-install Jetpack with WordPress, saving you the trouble.

Once you install Jetpack, you’ll be prompted to connect it to WordPress.com—since Jetpack’s features harness the power of the WordPress.com cloud, you need a way to link up with those resources. If you don’t have a WordPress.com account already, you’ll can create one during the connection process. Setup is an easy, 30-second process.

For more detail on Jetpack’s system requirements, check out our Jetpack Support page.

Is Jetpack Free?
Jetpack is and always will be free. Installation is free and doesn’t require you to enter any payment information. (Some individual Jetpack features may require payment in the future, but they’ll be the minority, and we’ll let you know about them well in advance.)

I already use a plugin that is now part of Jetpack, like WordPress.com Stats. Should I keep using it?
As we upgrade each of our individual plugins to be a part of Jetpack, we’ll prompt you to switch over to the new, Jetpack-powered version. Don’t worry about upgrading, we’ll automatically take care of carefully switching over all of your settings and options so that it’s the smoothest experience possible. Once you’ve installed Jetpack, you can remove the older versions of those plugins.

Is this related to Mozilla’s Jetpack project?
Mozilla Jetpack is a wonderful but entirely unrelated open source project run by Mozilla Labs, which, if you know HTML/CSS/JavaScript, makes it easier than ever to improve Firefox. Don’t worry; we checked with them beforehand to make sure our use of the Jetpack name wouldn’t step on any toes.

Download the latest version of Jetpack.

 If you face issues in connecting your blog, let us know