Version 1.4 Now Available

A new update of WordPress for Android is now available in Android Market. We’re pleased to introduce version 1.4, which adds some very powerful features! Here’s what’s new:

Post Scheduling

You can now easily set the publish date and time in the app when creating a post or page. The date can be set to the future which will set the post status to ‘Scheduled’ and publish on your blog when the time arrives. You can also edit existing posts and tweak the published date and time if desired.

Post Password

At the bottom of the post editor we’ve added a Post Password field to help protect your content. Simply enter a password here and the post will require that the password be entered for viewing on the blog when published. You can also add or remove a password from published posts as well.

HTTP Authentication Support

Is your self-hosted blog protected with an HTTP Authentication username and password? We’ve added support for entering the Authentication credentials in the blog settings so that you can manage your blog through the app. To access the Authentication settings, add a self-hosted blog to the app and select ‘Optional Settings’ in the setup area.

Additional Changes

We’ve tidied up a few more things in the 1.4 update, including:

  • Added secure password storage to the local database.
  • ‘Unapproved’ comments now have a yellow tint.
  • Added ‘Today’ option in stats.
  • Fixed crash when alert dialog was trying to be shown after the app was closed.
  • Fixed crash related to large post ID values.

Remember, WordPress for Android is an Open Source project. Most of the features in this release were contributed by volunteer developers in the community. Big thanks to chdorner and jnijhof for their hard work! Get in touch with us on our Developer Blog if you’d like to contribute to the project.

WordPress for Android 1.4 is available in Android Market for free. Download it now!

Comments

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  1. I have 2 blogs:
    1 for the technology I use at work
    1 for my hobby

    We should be able to write to multiple blogs, now I can write to only one.

    Let me know if there’s a trick to do it.

    Thanks.

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  2. i would really like to try out the android app, but on my g1 phone when i click the download now link it says package not found. tried several times. i manually search the store for wordpress, and the app does not show up as well, only third party rss readers and the like. when will this package be back up?

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  3. Tried it on my phone yesterday. Great App – thanks guys!

    Suggestions:
    1.
    The app should have a setting where the user can choose which should be the default tab (among Comments, Posts, Pages and Stats) when the app starts.

    2.
    It would be great if WordPress can come up with a widget for Android to check the visit numbers only with minimum data download – like what they have for non-smartphones.

    Thanks

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  4. Thank you Dan, media upload force close force closes now every single time I try to add a photo through phone gallery as well as through the add media feature in the app. Regards from cologne, Dirk Tanzband

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  5. Did any of you get an error message when you try to download the WordPress app on the Android? I keep getting an error message. It says Http status code: 500 was returned. Internal Server Error. Does anybody know how I can fix that? Thanks for the help.

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