How To Use The WordPress Mobile App

Learn about posting content to WordPress using your mobile device and the WordPress Mobile App.

The WordPress Mobile AppThis tutorial series shows you how to post content to WordPress using your mobile device and the WordPress Mobile App.

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How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

As mobile device usage increases, more and more WordPress users will look for ways to continue working while “on the go.”

WordPress makes mobile applications (apps) to suit your operating system …

WordPress Mobile Apps

(WordPress Mobile Apps. Source: WordPress.org)

iOS and Android users can connect with their WordPress site administration areas via iPads, iPhones, tablets and other mobile devices. You can use these mobile devices to add, edit and delete content, manage posts, pages, and comments, and perform other administrative tasks.

In this tutorial, you will learn about using the WordPress mobile app and how to post content to WordPress using your mobile device.

The WordPress Mobile App

WordPress has developed a mobile app that lets you access your WordPress sites using a number of mobile devices to add, edit and delete content, manage your posts, pages and comments, and perform a number of other administrative tasks.

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play, depending on your operation system (iOS or Android) …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

WordPress For iOS

The WordPress App works with any device that is running iOS version 4 or greater …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

With the WordPress App installed, you can access your site from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad and add new posts, edit text, insert photos, check your spelling, insert links, and more. WordPress will automatically adjust to a more widescreen layout if you rotate the screen …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

You can moderate, edit, or reply to comments using your mobile device. The WordPress app features include bulk comment moderation via an intuitive interface and moderation menus that display when you swipe comments …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

You can also insert high resolution and web optimized photos into your post automatically, using the Quick Photo feature, as well as add videos …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

The WordPress App for iOS can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

For more details about using WordPress on iOS mobile devices, go here:

WordPress For iOS

WordPress For Android

The WordPress App for Android works with WordPress.com and self-hosted sites using WordPress versions 3.1 or higher. The App will work on all phones that are running Android version 2.2 (Froyo) or higher.

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

The WordPress App for Android can be downloaded for free from the Google Play App store …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

For more details about using WordPress on iOS mobile devices, go here:

How To Install And Use The WordPress Mobile App

Let’s show you how to install and use the WordPress App. For this tutorial, we will use the WordPress For Android version of the App. This process is similar for iOS users.

On your mobile device, locate and tap on the Google Play Store button to open up the application …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

In Google play, select Apps

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Search for “wordpress”. Select the WordPress application by Automattic, Inc …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Install the WordPress application on your device …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Once you have installed the WordPress App, make sure to enable the checkbox next to Allow automatic updating

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

After the WordPress App has installed, you will see a new icon on your phone. Tap on the WordPress icon to launch the app and log into your account …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Adding A New WordPress Site

The first time you launch the WordPress app on your mobile device, you will be shown a screen like the one below, giving you a few options to start blogging. Choose the “Add self-hosted WordPress blog” option …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Note: You will need to have a WordPress site already installed before you can add it to your WordPress App.

Enter your existing WordPress site’s account details:

  • Blog URL – Enter your domain here (e.g. http://www.yourdomain.com)
  • Username – Enter your username
  • Password – Enter your password

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Ignore both the Optional Settings and the Get a free blog at WordPress.com buttons, and tap on the Log In button when you have finished adding your site’s details into the Account Details section …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

The app will try to connect to your account …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

If your details have been entered correctly, your account will be set up and you will be logged in and connected to your WordPress site via your mobile device …

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

How To Post To WordPress Using Mobile Devices

Once you are logged into your mobile WordPress account, a number of options are displayed on your mobile app menu:

  • Posts – Add, edit and delete your WordPress posts.
  • Pages – Add, edit and delete your WordPress pages.
  • Comments – Moderate and manage your WordPress comments.
  • Stats – View stats about your site’s activity.
  • Quick Photo – Take photos with your mobile device and add these to a new post.
  • Quick Video – Shoot videos with your mobile device and add these to a new post.
  • View Site – Displays your WordPress site in your mobile browser.
  • View Admin – Access the administration area of your WordPress site
  • Settings – Edit your WordPress app settings. Also add and delete sites.

These options are explored further in the tutorials listed below.

The WordPress Mobile App

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

Martin Aranovitch is the founder of WPCompendium.org and the author of The Small Business Digital Manager. WPCompendium.org provides hundreds of FREE detailed step-by-step tutorials that will teach you how to use WordPress to grow your business online at minimal cost with no coding skills required!

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