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How To Use The WordPress Mobile App

How To Post Content To Your WordPress Site From Your Mobile Device

This 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 about using the WordPress mobile app and how to post content to your WordPress site using your mobile device.

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The WordPress Mobile App

As mobile device usage increases, more WordPress users can continue working on their businesses and sites while being “on the go.”

WordPress has developed a mobile application that lets you access your WordPress site(s) using a number of mobile devices to add, edit and delete content, manage your posts, pages, and comments, and perform various other administrative tasks.

The WordPress App works on all mobile devices and operating systems.

Source: WordPress.org

The WordPress App works on all mobile devices and operating systems.

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.

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

Download the WordPress app from Google Play.

WordPress For iOS

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

The WordPress app works with iOS 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.

Post to WordPress via your mobile device.

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.

Moderate comments using your mobile device.

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

Post high-resolution images to your site using the WordPress app.

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

Download the WordPress app from the iTunes store.

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.

WordPress for Android.

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

Download the WordPress app from the Google Play app store.

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

WordPress Mobile App Support

If you run into any issues using the WordPress mobile app, visit the sites below:

How To Install And Use The WordPress Mobile App

Let’s show you how to install and use the WordPress App.

Notes:

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

Open the Play Store app.

In Google play, select Apps.

Select Apps.

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

Select the WordPress app from Automattic.

Install the WordPress application on your device.

Install the WordPress app.

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

Allow automatic updating.

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.

Select the WordPress app from your device.

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 if your site is running on a self-hosted WordPress installation.

Select the self-hosted option.

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:

Enter your site details.

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.

Log into your site via the app and your mobile device.

The app will try to connect to your account.

The app will log into your site using the details you have entered.

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.

You’re now logged into your site!

Note:

If you experience any issues connecting the mobile app to your self-hosted WordPress account, the app may be having trouble accessing your site’s xmlrpc.php file.

Do the following:

How To Post To WordPress Using Your Mobile Device

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

These options are explored further in the tutorials listed below:

Post content to your WordPress site from your mobile device using the WordPress app.

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