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WordPress for Android gets design overhaul in new upgrade

Folks who are still doing the web-logging duties with WordPress will be happy to know that the official Android application has gotten a nice new upgrade in the Google Play Store. This isn’t some quick bug fixer or the addition of odd features — this is a complete overhaul, and one that looks quite awesome. The new app features Holo-style elements, and incorporates things like a menu drawer to access all your essential functions such as posts, pages, comments, stats and media. It’s accessible by tapping the area next to the WordPress logo on the upper-left hand side of the app, visible at all times.

Other new features to the app include the “View Site” option to see your blog from within the app, the ability to jump into the wp-admin area of your site, faster loading, an improved content editor for easy navigation around your text and images, and improved image uploading that will automatically safe a post as a draft instead of publishing it in the event that an image upload fails.

That’s all you’ll find in this upgrade, but WordPress was kind enough to give us an idea of what to expect in the future. The company’s biggest priority for the Android app is adding notifications, so things that need your immediate attention can be accessed without effort. Give the app a download in the Google Play Store.




  • AGWednesday

    It’s so much better now. I no longer have to jump through hoops to access my blog.