Yesterday, WordPress for iOS version 4.0 was released. This is the 2nd update so far in 2014—as version 3.9 kicked off the new year in January. The app gives you easy, on-the-go access to your WordPress website—all from the convenience of your iOS mobile device. The only requirement is that your site must be running on version 3.5 or higher.
This open-source app not only allows you to efficiently monitor your WordPress websites and blogs—but it also allows you to create and edit posts, add media, and view stats. While version 3.9 provided a facelift—based off iOS 7—for the layout and design of WordPress for iOS, 4.0 offers many features to improve the overall functionality of your mobile experience. Some of the features include:
- Updates to the Reader that will optimize your visual experience—and enable you to, with just one tap, Like or Reblog a post.
- There were various improvements made to the software to prevent a crash—so you can edit posts without any problems.
- The stats view was recreated for greater speed and more stability—this is one of the more notable features in 4.0.
Because many of the features are still being refined, the old web browser is available. For the future of WordPress iOS, version 4.0.1 aims to workout small bugs to further refine the features of 4.0. Additionally, we can expect the next iteration to concentrate on media management within the app.
WordPress provides open-source accessibility to the world of online publishing, and WordPress for iOS is no exception. 4.0 exemplifies WordPress’s evolving mobility and the overall progressive nature of WordPress.
What do you think of the new updates?
Marie Dodson is an editorial assistant at Torque. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society. She enjoys wine, good books, and travel.