WordPress, the blogging software used by millions of sites, has released an update for its iOS app adding several long-awaited features. Version 2.9 of the universal app hit the App Store late last week and now offers an improved content editor and photo publishing capabilities.
The full list of what’s new in this version is as follows:
A Feature-Rich Content Editor. Now you can easily format text, make bulleted lists, create links, and do all kinds of other fancy stuff. (It’s about time, right?)
Full Screen Editing. No more teeny-weeny content editor — now you can view more text at a time while you post on the go.
Reading Made Easy. Keeping track of your favorite blogs has never been easier. Browse all the latest posts on blogs you follow in one place, right from your iPhone.
- Quick Photo will now use the post format for images (if your theme supports it).
- You can now post pictures that you’ve already taken with Quick Photo.
- Your stats referrer links and comment links can now be opened right from this app.
WordPress powers over 4 million sites according to trend tracker BuiltWith and its iOS app has been a regular in the Top 200 Free Social Networking apps since its release in October 2009. As announced in its blog, WordPress plans to keep improving the app, promising another update soon with additional language support and a complete overhaul envisioned for version 3.0.
I’ve used the WordPress app on my iPad to manage my own personal blog and am glad to see this update. (When I only have my iPhone, I like Express for WordPress better, which offers a more streamlined interface for making quick posts – note that it requires a compatible theme and a self-hosted WordPress site.)