WordPress, the most popular blogging platform on the Web, continues to update its official iOS app with new features to make on-the-go WordPress blog and website management quicker and easier.
In recent months, improvements delivered to WordPress for iOS included support for more site settings, notification filters, and iPad split-screen multitasking.
Now, the app has been updated with another round of improvements, which include a couple of significant new features for on-the-go WordPress bloggers and website owners.
On-the-go site creation
WordPress for iOS has long been enabling users to carry out a number of key blog and site management tasks. These include creating and editing posts and pages, moderating comments, viewing site statistics, uploading media, and more.
Now, you can add site creation to that list.
Indeed, you can now create a new WordPress.com site right within the app — no desktop required.
To create a new WordPress.com site in the app, just go to My Sites, tap the plus button, tap “Create WordPress.com site,” enter a title and a subdomain name, and tap “Create Site.” And just like that, your new WordPress.com site is created right from the app.
The latest update to WordPress for iOS also lets you access themes right at your fingertips.
In the details screen of your blog, there’s a new Themes option that you can select to access the Themes Browser in the app. You can search and filter themes, tap the ellipsis button for a theme to preview and customize it, and then activate it. Again: No desktop required.
Download and use WordPress on the go
As expected, the latest update to WordPress for iOS includes bug fixes and other under-the-hood improvements.
WordPress for iOS is available on the App Store for free. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 9.0 or later, and with WordPress.com blogs and self-hosted WordPress.org sites running version 3.6 or higher.