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WordPress For iPhone Inherits A New Look

WordPress has released a new update to their universal iOS app which sports not only a slicker layout, but also seems to have resolved most of the bugs from the previous version.

Simply select the icons along the bottom of the post editor to edit post settings, view attachments and add media. You can also now upload multiple media objects at once!

‘Pull to refresh’ has been added to the list views of the app. To refresh the list, simply pull down until the arrow flips around and then release[.] (WordPress for iOS)

One of my favorite features is the ability to email commenters from within the app, which makes it easier to reply to readers privately without having to log into your blog via mobile Safari.

As a bonus WordPress has “magically” (to borrow a phrase from Steve Jobs) reduced the amount of time uploading videos to a blog, and has even made it easy to cancel videos uploading midway by tapping upon the clip.

Note: Bug resolved. See update below.

The only “critical” bug I discovered while using the app was the fact that WordPress seems to enjoy silencing my music (even upon third party apps like Pandora) whenever I launch WordPress for iOS. :-(

Music silencing aside, the latest update should resolve most of the issues for WordPress fans (especially those using “unlimited hosting” plans), and is available for free upon the app store.

Update: Apparently the bug (which was also replicated within other apps ironically) dissappeared after syncing my iPhone with iTunes.

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  1. Jorge Bernal ) says: 3/18/2011

    “WordPress seems to enjoy silencing my music…”

    Interesting, since we don’t use any audio. Will take a look at it

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    • Darnell Clayton ) says: 3/18/2011

      It might have something to do with video (whenever I launch a video app the same thing happens).

      Aside from that I’m loving the app!

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  2. Adam McLane ) says: 3/18/2011

    On my iPad 2 the app crashes as soon as I try to add a picture. That’s going to be a problem….

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  3. Jorge Bernal ) says: 3/18/2011

    Sorry about that. We submitted the app before the iPad 2 was released. The problem has been already located, and a bugfix release will be out soon

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  4. boston celtics jersey says: 3/19/2011

    I also want a iPhone , but it’s too expensive.

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  5. Jerrick ) says: 3/24/2011

    Now wordpress not only available in iphone format and even a new format interface for ipad
    these are the latest news that 18 Million WordPress Websites Now Available in iPad Format. So i do think that there do lot of people using ipad to study blog or writes blog.
    http://mashable.com/2011/03/23/18-million-wordpress-websites-now-available-in-ipad-format/

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  6. James | Best Android Tablet PC says: 7/2/2011

    My iPhone 3GS constantly freezes. So annoying, but the android phones just don’t do it for me :(

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  7. Adriana says: 2/25/2012

    thanks for share!

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