WordPress is one of the best blogging platform ( mostly for self hosted ones ) , weather you are on to a personal blog or to a high-fi business blog wordpress offer everything you need. With thousands and thousands of plugins, themes, applications to enhance your blog. WordPress community has been very actively making applications for mobile phones, to ease your blogging right from your mobile phones.Wordpress is now available on all mobile platform ( Android, Iphone, Symbian, Memo and BlackBerry ).
By the help of this applications you can easily create new posts, edit posts, add media, manage comments, and more. I would say you can do almost anything on your blog from your mobile that you do from your PC. Each application is released free of charge, and the code is open source. WordPress applications are released under the GNU General Public License. Both the apps and source code are free to download and use however you’d like. In return, if you are able, users you contributed code, design talents, or even just suggestions back to the project to improve it.
WordPress Apps for Symbian
I got a Nokia Symbian mobile phone ( yup i know its time to change 🙂 ), and i usually use the wordpress app for symbian to manage posts, comments and media. Its just easy on the move to manage all. Here is the sceenshot i took from my mobile while using it.
WordPress has got official apps for Nokia Symbian and Maemo based OS mobile phones. The latest free WordPress app for Nokia devices comes after the successful launch of such apps for iPhone,Android and BlackBerry devices. With this app installed on your phone, you can easily manage (add new posts or pages, edit existing content, manage content etc.) your WordPress blogs directly from your mobile phone. The app have also a inbuilt statistical analysis which allows you to see analytic data like visits, referrers and search terms which brings the visitors to your WordPress blog. This app is regularly updated and supported by wordpress developer community.
Download write now on your symbian based mobile phone from Nokia OVI store.
If you are interested in testing out latest beta, test Builds then you can try going here , it list almost all development of the wordpress application for symbian and also for all latest news on development, support just go to the WordPress Symbian dedicated community.
WordPress Apps for Android
Android being now one of the most used and popular mobile OS, has also got a wordpress based application. Its an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, and manage comments with built-in notifications.
Some cool features includes:
- Configure and manage multiple blogs ( including self hosted and wordpress.com blogs )
- Comment moderation with the ability to reply to comments
- Create and Edit Posts, Pages including categories, tags and photos
- Get notified of new comments in the Android notification bar
Check out this cool video on the wordpress android application
Download write now the wordpress applcation for android directly from the android marketplace.
For all latest news on development, support just go to the WordPress android dedicated community.
WordPress Apps for iOS
WordPress has got there application for the latest iPhone and iPad OS. The main features include support for multiple blogs, photo uploads and post previews, as well as full support for tags, categories and password protected posts.
- Configure and manage multiple blogs
- Moderate, edit, or reply to comments
- Creating and editing posts.Write, add photos, check your spelling, and even create links without having to write a single line of code or HTML
Location Mapping – On the iPhone, sharing your location when you post to your WordPress blog is a cinch. Just tap the Geotag icon on the Write screen, and watch as WordPress locates you on the map. It’s a great way to share where you were when you posted to your blog.
Gorgeous Photos – Add as many photos as you like — WordPress will automatically insert them into your post
Its not the end of features, just download and view the rest yourself
You can also take part in the development process or suggest features, in there wordpress iOS community.
WordPress Apps for Blackberry
WordPress for BlackBerry app allows you to write posts, upload photos and videos, edit pages, and manage comments. Both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress sites are supported. Its have most of the features of a wordpress android or iOS application.
Download right now and start blogging on the go in no time.
To take part on the development and also for suggesting new features, you can just go to Blackberry wordpress dedicated community.
At last before winding up my long post, here is the most common FAQ , which will be usefull on the go:
1. Which version of WordPress does the Apps work with?
The App works with WordPress.com and self-installed WordPress 2.9.2 or higher.
2.My blog is located in a folder, and resolves to http://example.com/blog. How do I add the blog?
Type in the full URL when adding the blog, in this case, example.com/blog
3.I get an “XML-RPC Service are disabled on your blog”. How I can enable them on my blog?
1. Go to your blog and log in (/wp-admin).
2. In the sidebar, open Settings and then select Writing.
3. Under Remote Publishing, check the XML-RPC protocol checkbox.
3. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
4. I get an “We could not find the XML-RPC endpoint of your blog” error but I have XML-RPC enabled, what do I do?
First ensure that you’ve typed in the URL correctly. If it’s correct, and you are on self-hosted WordPress, verify that xmlrpc.php is functioning properly. Locate your RSD meta tag by viewing-source on your blog. It will look similar to this:
rsd+xml" title="RSD" href="http://example.com/xmlrpc.php?rsd" />
Next, follow the link,
http://example.com/xmlrpc.php?rsd, and make sure it resolved to an XML file. Locate the WordPress API item:
http://example.com/xmlrpc.php. And lastly, load that apiLink value into your browser. If everything is setup correctly, you should see this message: “XML-RPC server accepts POST requests only.”
5. I followed the XML-RPC verification steps above, but I get a different message or the RSD page loads very slowly. Now what?
Check with your hosting provider or system administrator to see if permissions or other issues are causing the error. If you receive a “Precondition Failed” that is most likely a mod_Security issue discussed in this WordPress Support Forum discussion. If the RSD page loads very slowly, read up on this.
6.I get a “Blog returned invalid data” error message. what do I do?
1. A common issue that can cause errors with the App is invalid characters. The easiest way to check is to go to the W3C Markup Validator and type in the URL of your WordPress site. If you get a response such as “… one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as UTF-8? that is most likely what is causing the app to have trouble with your site.
2. You can also try with the default theme and with no active plug-in.
(Trying it with the default theme and plugins disabled will help pin down where the problem is. If everything works then you go back and enable your theme and then try it again. If everything still works then you go back and activate each plugin one at a time until you find the one that is causing the breakage.)
More FAQ on the apps can be found on the individual application dedicated community pages.
So i think by this time you have already downloaded and installed the application on your mobile phone. Let us know how you fell using it.