How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Posts And Pages

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


The WordPress Mobile App
This tutorial shows you how to use the ‘Posts and Pages’ section of the WordPress Mobile App.

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How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Posts And Pages

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add, edit and delete posts and pages in your WordPress site using the WordPress Mobile App.

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

You should have already set up your WordPress App. If not, go here.

The WordPress Mobile App – Posts And Pages

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

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Posts

To access and manage your posts, tap on the Posts menu …

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A list of your posts will display on your screen …

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You can access more posts by scrolling down to the bottom of your screen and tapping on Load More Posts

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To return to your main menu section, tap on the icon at the top of your screen …

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Posts – New Posts

To create a new post, tap on the “+” symbol at the top of your screen …

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The New Post screen allows you to:

  • Add a Post Title
  • Add content to your post
  • Add comma-separated Tags
  • Select or add a new Post Category
  • Select your Post Status
  • Select your Post Format
  • Specify a date and time to publish your post
  • Password-protect your post

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To add a title and content to your new post, tap on the Title and Content fields …

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Tap into the Content area to add text and media …

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Note the row of formatting options and buttons at the bottom of your screen. Use these to format your text and insert media into your content …

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Click on the camera icon to add media like photos and videos into your content …

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After adding an image to your post, you can adjust the image settings by tapping on the image. This brings up the Image Settings screen …

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The Image Settings screen allows you to edit the following settings on your image:

  • Image filename – Change your image filename.
  • Image caption – Add an image caption. This field is optional.
  • Horizontal alignment – Choose from the following options: None, Left, Center, and Right.
  • Width – Use the slider to adjust the image width.
  • Use as featured image – Check the box in this field to set your image as a featured image.

After adjusting your settings, click on OK to save your new settings, or Cancel to exit the Image Settings screen without saving your settings.

To learn more about adding media to your posts, see the tutorial below:

Using Media With Your WordPress App

Whether your post is published after saving or not, depends on the following:

1 – Your Publish Status

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2 – Your Publish Settings (i.e. whether you have specified your post to publish immediately, or schedule a past or future date and time) …

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To cancel editing your new post, click on your device’s back key …

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You will be asked to confirm whether to cancel editing your post or not …

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To save and publish your new post, tap the Save icon at the top of your screen …

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Your new post will be saved.

Posts – Edit Posts

To edit a post, select the post you want to edit from your Posts list, and tap on the Post Title

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The selected post will load and display in your screen …

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At the bottom of your screen, you will see a row of option buttons:

  • Delete – Delete your post
  • Preview – Preview your post
  • Share – Provides a range of options for sharing your post
  • Comment – Write a comment, or reply to an existing comment left on your post
  • Edit – Edit your post

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Delete Post

To delete a post, tap on the Trash Can icon at the bottom of your screen …

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You will be asked to confirm whether to delete the post or not. Tap Yes to delete your post, or No to cancel the delete action …

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Preview Post

Tap on the Preview icon to load your post into your mobile device’s browser …

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Share Post

Tap on the Share Post icon to bring up a range of options for sharing your post online …

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Write Comment

Tap on the Comment icon to add a comment to your post and then tap on the Send Comment button …

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Your comment (or reply to someone else’s comment) will be published on your WordPress site …

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Edit Content

To edit the content of your post, tap on the Edit icon …

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After editing your content, tap on the Save icon to update your post …

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Your content will be saved and updated on your WordPress site.

Other Post Options

In addition to editing your content, you can specify the following post options when creating or editing your posts:

Post Tags

Tap in the Tags field to add, edit or delete your post tags …

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Type your tags into this field separated by a comma …

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Post Category

Tap on the Select Categories button to add your post category …

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A list of categories will display on your screen. Tick the category you want to be associated with your post …

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Note: To add a new post Category, tap on the “+” icon at the top of your screen …

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The Add New Category screen displays on your screen.

Type in the following:

  • Post Category
  • Category Slug (optional – make sure that your slug is added in lower case letters and separate works with hyphens instead spaces)
  • Category Description (optional)
  • Category Parent (optional)

And tap on the OK button when done …

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The category you have selected will be added to your post …

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Post Format

If you want, you can select a Post Format from the drop-down menu. Posts are set to Standard by default …

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Publish Status

Select a Publish Status from the drop-down menu:

  • Publish – Update your WordPress site and set your post to Published status
  • Draft – Update your WordPress site and set your post to Draft status
  • Pending Review – Update your WordPress site and set your post to Pending Review status
  • Private – Update your WordPress site and set your post to Private status
  • Local Draft – Update your WordPress site and set your post to Local Draft status…

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Note: When set to Local Draft, your content will be stored as a draft post on your mobile device only. No content will be transferred to your WordPress site …

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Publish Settings

By default, posts publish immediately after saving/updating. To change your post dates, or schedule your posts for publishing in the future, tap on Edit

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The Publish Date screen pops up. Select the date you want to set as your post’s publish date …

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After selecting the publish date, tap Set to continue …

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The Publish Time screen pops up. Select the time you want to set for your post’s publish settings and tap on the Set button to finish editing this section …

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Your Post date will be changed …

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If you set posts to publish at a future date, your posts will be marked as Scheduled

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Password Protection

You can password protect your posts. This restricts who can view your post content to those who have access to the password.

To password-protect your post, tap into the Password (optional) field …

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Enter your password …

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Save your post to finish password-protecting it …

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To learn how to protect content on your WordPress posts and pages, see the tutorial below:

How To Protect Content In WordPress

Pages

To access and manage your pages, tap on the Pages menu …

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A list of all your pages displays on your screen …

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Pages work in a similar way to posts, with only some minor differences. Refer to the tutorials on using posts above for creating, adding and deleting pages using the WordPress App on your mobile device.

Additional Information

Your mobile device can provide additional functions when working with posts and pages.

For example, if you select a portion of text on your screen when editing posts and pages, a menu may display at the top of your screen proving you the following options:

1 – Select all content

2 – Cut selected text

3 – Copy content to your clipboard

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Select a portion of text on your screen and a new menu appears with the following options:

  • Share – Share your selected text through a range of online sharing services
  • Find – Find a word or text on your screen
  • Web Search – Search your selected text online

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Select Find allows you to search for a specific word or keyphrase in your content …

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A search field appears. Type in the word a portion of text and the Find function will highlight all instances where this particular text appears in your content …

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Use the scroll buttons to navigate through the highlighted text on your page …

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Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Mobile App for adding, editing, and deleting posts and pages on your WordPress site via a mobile device.

Next Step:

Now that you know how to use the ‘Posts and Pages’ section of the WordPress Mobile App, the next step is to learn how to use the ‘Comments’ section of the App.

To learn more about using the WordPress Mobile App’s Comments section, see the tutorial below:

How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Comments

See Also …

The WordPress Mobile App

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