How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Admin

Learn how to use the WordPress Mobile App’s Posts and Pages section.

How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Admin

How To Use The WordPress Mobile AppThis tutorial is part of a series on how to post content to your WordPress site using your mobile device and the WordPress Mobile App.

This series includes the following tutorials:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to access a number of administrative functions on your WordPress site using your mobile device and the WordPress App.

You should have already set up your WordPress App. If you haven’t set it up yet, see this tutorial.

Notes:

  • For this tutorial, we’ll use the WordPress For Android version of the WordPress mobile app. The process explained below is similar for iOS devices (e.g. iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad). For more information about WordPress For IOS, go here: WordPress For iOS
  • While the screenshots in this tutorial use an earlier version of the WordPress App and android mobile device, the process described below for installing and using the app is the same.

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The WordPress Mobile App – Admin

Tap on your WordPress app icon to log into your account.

WordPress App icon.
Click on the WordPress App icon to launch the App.

If you have added multiple WordPress sites to your WordPress App, tap on the drop-down menu at the top of the menu section, and select the site you want to administer.

WordPress App - Select site.
Select your site.

The administration functions for the site you have selected can be accessed by tapping on the following menus:

  • Stats – View stats about your site’s activity.
  • View Site – Displays your WordPress site in your mobile browser.
  • View Admin – Access the administration area of your WordPress site

Stats

To view statistical data about your WordPress site on your mobile device, tap on the Stats menu icon.

WordPress App - Stats.
Select Stats from the menu.

Note: In order to view your site’s statistics, you will need to have an account set up with WordPress.com.

If you have an account already set up with WordPress.com, then enter your account’s login details to access your stats.

WordPress App - Login details.
Log into your site from the WordPress App.

If you don’t have an account with WordPress.com, then go to WordPress.com and register for a free account.

WordPress.com
You’ll need a free account with WordPress.com

Next, you will need to install the Jetpack plugin to enable stats for your self-hosted site. This plugin was developed by the WordPress team to deliver many of the features available in the hosted version of WordPress (i.e. WordPress.com) to your self-hosted WordPress site.

After installing and activating the plugin, add your site to WordPress.com.

Add your site to WordPress.com
Add your site to WordPress.com.

Next, log into your WordPress site and click on Jetpack in your WP admin menu to access the plugin’s main page.

WordPress Menu - Jetpack
Select Jetpack from the menu.

Click on the Stats > Configure button.

Jetpack: Stats - Configure
Click on WordPress.com Stats: Configure.

Configure your plugin’s Stats settings and click on the Save configuration button.

Jetpack: Save configuration button
Save your configuration on Jetpack.

Once you have installed and configured the Jetpack plugin for your self-hosted site, select Stats from your app’s menu and enter your WordPress.com login details to view your site’s statistics.

WordPress App -Stats scren.
View your WordPress site’s statistics from your mobile device.

View Site

To view your site in your mobile browser, tap on the View Site menu.

WordPress App Menu - View Site.
Select View Site.

Your site will display on your browser.

WordPress App -Preview site.
View your WordPress site on your mobile device.

View Admin

To view your WordPress admin area, tap on the View Admin menu.

WordPress App - View Admin menu.
View your site’s Admin menu using your mobile device.

You will be taken inside your WordPress site’s dashboard area.

WordPress Dashboard screen - Mobile Device.
Access your WordPress Dashboard from your mobile device via the WordPress mobile App.

You can navigate through the menus and perform many of the WordPress administration functions from your mobile device, just as if you had logged in from a PC or laptop.

Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Mobile App ‘Admin’ section.

Next Step:

Now that you know how to use the ‘Admin’ section of the WordPress Mobile App, the next step is to learn how to start posting content to your site from your mobile device using the WordPress App.

To learn how to use the WordPress Mobile App’s Posts and Pages section, see this tutorial: How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Posts And Pages

See Also…

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Learn how to use the WordPress App on your mobile device.

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