Bloggers rejoice as WordPress for Android gets much needed update

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms for a reason: it’s one of the most powerful and versatile ways to deliver quality content to readers across the world, and it’s open source, to boot. Thousands upon thousands of sites use WordPress as their backend, including this one, so whenever a WordPress app update happens, lots of people get really excited, and understandably so.

The most recent update, which hit the Google Play Store yesterday, finally brings the much-anticipated holo-style interface to the mobile blogging app, along with some added functionality that will make blogging on the fly a lot easier. There’s now an Action Bar that gives you quick and easy access to posts, pages, comments, stats, quick photos, quick videos, view site, the dashboard, and settings.

The new View Site feature allows you to quickly view your blog,  and WordPress.com users can now view the web dashboard (wp-admin) more easily. A new Reader function also takes advantage of caching for faster loading in the future, which has been my biggest complaint about old versions of the app.

If you use WordPress, you definitely want this update. It finally, at long last, makes the app slightly more useful.

Download: Google Play

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.