This is wealie blogging on the move, well not precisely. Actually I’m in the bath! “How is she writing a blog post I hear you ask?” Don’t worry, I’m not risking electrocution by laptop, I’m trying out the wordpress iPhone app.
It’s very simple to add your wordpress account and takes no more than 2 mins to set up. Once your loaded and ready to go you can read, write and moderate comments as well as writing and editing posts and pages. You can also add new categories and embed photos and videos to your posts and videos.
The editor is very simple and therefore very basic, so unless you code HTML in your sleep, you won’t be using it for complex posts, but it is a great tool for the busy blogger who is often away from their desk. I’d quite like a quick linking facility though – perhaps this will come in a later version. I gave up on the preview facility, I mean who’s got the time or patience to wait over 1 min for nothing to happen – certainly not me!
From reading the reviews on the iTunes app store, it’s clear that wordpress still has a way to go until all the bugs are fixed and it’s users completely happy, but so far my experience has been pretty seamless. In principle the functions provided are a great start and it is a free to download app. However, with a little investment and structure this app could be so much more powerful and I’m sure plenty of users would not mind paying a reasonable fee for a robust and bug free version.
Personally I am going to use it for short sharp posts in the moment and have created a new category “On the Move” for these posts – yes I created the category on the app!
Keep safe friends, this is wealie signing off from the bath x