Blogging Tools – WordPress for iPhone app

WordPress app for iPhone

Here is another of those great blogging tools available for full time and or part time bloggers.Managing a WordPress blog is even easier now with a WordPress app! One of the things that can get tedious is replying to comments or needing to get a post in immediately but you are not by a computer.

Well, that’s where the WordPress app comes in real handy! You can be on the train, in a meeting, at the baseball field or at a wedding and still, manage to get an up-to-date post up as well as comment to a very active discussion!

The WordPress app for the iPhone is free. You will need to have WordPress 2.7 or higher and iPhone OS 3.0 or later.

Based on customer reviews, it is getting 4 ½ stars out of 5. There have been complaints of image uploads so if you need to do some image uploads you might have to wait for an upgrade.

You can add as many blogs as you want. You can write and edit posts – as well as pages. Uploading pictures is supposed to be as simple as selecting pictures from your album and uploading. I have yet to try it and will give a full update.

Watch the demo here: WordPress for iPhone demo

Before you can start using your WordPress for iPhone app make sure you go into: wp-admin/options-writing.php

And change the option for XML-RPC to make sure you enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols.

I actually composed this post using the WordPress for iPhone app and saved it as a draft to post with a thumbnail splash image. The link to the demo was picked up by the WordPress app and linked it to the text I wanted. It was simple. I used HTML to create the bold heading as well.

I can now post comments and blog posts from the ski lift if I want. Cool!

Edit: The above post, the Heading, and the link to the demo were all done on the WordPress for iPhone app and saved as a draft.  From the computer I added the thumbnail image and the splash page image.

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