Version 2.1 Now Available

Device examples of version 2.1 of WordPress for Android

The dev team is excited to announce that version 2.1 of WordPress for Android is now available! This release adds some great new features, read on to find out more.

WordPress for Android LogoWhat’s New

Comment Editing:

You can now easily edit comments in the app. Just tap the new ‘Edit’ button when viewing a comment and you will be taken to a new screen where you can edit the comment information including the name, email, url, comment text, and status. Big thanks to contributor aerych for adding this feature!

Post Autosave:

To better protect the content you are creating, the app will now autosave posts you are editing every 60 seconds. We’ve also added a safeguard that will make sure that you want to overwrite local changes you’ve made to a post before refreshing the posts list.

New Scaled Image Setting:

Instead of only linking to the full size image, you can now set the width of the linked image to whatever you’d like. To activate the new setting, tap ‘Settings’ and then tap the ‘Upload and link to scaled image’ checkbox. Another big thanks to contributor dolittledk for adding this feature!

Additional Changes:

In addition to these great features, there’s also some other great new additions in the app:

  • Small updates to the UI
  • New app icon
  • Reliability improvements
  • Performance tweaks

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New Reader:

There’s an all-new reader in the app that makes it easier than ever to follow your favorite blogs on WordPress.com. We’ve added a bunch of great new features including simplified navigation between posts, the ability to comment on articles you like, and the ability to easily share posts to other apps on your Android device.

Contributors

A round of applause for the fine folks who have worked on this release: dolittledk, aerych, isaackeyet, mrroundhill, are you next?

Get it!

We hope that version 2.1 will make it easier than ever for you to blog while on the go. The app is available today for Android, Nook, and BlackBerry PlayBook devices:

How do you like version 2.1 of WordPress for Android? Let us know in the comments section below or tweet us @WPAndroid.

Comments

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  1. Looks great! But what about multiple image upload? I don’t see that in the feature list. Do you guys plan on including that option in the future? I have several clients that need to upload multiple pictures from their phones and there are other apps for Android that do this already. Please consider multiple image upload for future updates. Thanks!

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      • Hi,
        Is there a way to upload image(s) (directly from phone gallery to wordpress library) without creating a post ? Since you mention in your comments that multiple upload is already implemented, my question is probably stupid, but I can’t find how to upload easily images from hone gallery.
        I found the parameter to allow using original size, but when inserting a picture from gallery in a new post, I can only select up to 1000pixels width, while I’d like to upload full picture (and without creating temporary articles..).
        Is there anyway ?

        Eric

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      • No, you have to upload images via a new post currently. You can just set the post status to draft and then the images will just be added to the gallery without publishing a new post to your site. If you select ‘original size’ the app will upload the full size image to the gallery.

        There’s been talk of adding a service to the app that will auto-upload pictures to your gallery, sort of like how the photoshop app for android works. Would you be interested in that?

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  2. Great app! But I am having problems when entering non-english characters such as “ığşç”. Is this an app related problem or phone (android) related?

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  3. Thanks for fixing the excerpt bug! Excerpt no longer gets deleted when updating a post. Awesome fix, thanks!

    We would really value the ability to edit excerpts, as well as access other custom fields. Might this be on your roadmap for the future?

    Thanks again for the awesome update!

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  4. I downloaded this app to update my blogs better, note more than one blog. I am using it on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tablet. I had no problem setting up the first blog, it works like a charm — except I can’t get logged out. Let me know if I am missing something, but I only see a log out via the Dashboard. When I try to use the log out in the upper right corner of the dashboard it is refreshing the screen, not logging me out. I though maybe it is not ‘touching’ the right line of text, but when I try to increase the size I lose that portion of the screen all together, and ‘log out’ is not even on my screen (the ‘howdy’ part is gone). I can’t seem to find how to add the other blogs, especially if I can’t log out of another one. Love to have a fix for this — or tell me more about it!

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  5. Is there a way to make the photo posts I upload show up as Featured Posts for Bueno? I rarely post from a computer, I upload all of my photos via my Droid. I’d like to use the Featured Posts feature automatically.

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  6. i get this error when i try to upload from my mobile Samsung galaxy s2 android

    “org.xmlpull.v1.Xmlpullparserexception:expected:Start+tag{null}methodresponse(position:Start_tag(empty) @1:6 in java.io.inputstreamreader@40724610)”

    can you plz try to help me on this.

    thank you

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    • I got this error too, but I can’t log into trac to file a bug even though I can log in to wordpress.com, so I guess they’ll never hear about the bug.

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  7. First of all i love this app. Very useful however when you upload a photo as a post using this app on my Razr Maxx the html just shows up as text and the picture doesn’t get displayed. I have to login later on my computer to fix it. Any help in this matter would be appreciated.

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      • I tried that plugin and after i downloaded it i couldn’t even upload from the wordpress app. kEEP getting upload failed now. At least before it uploaded but it stripped out the

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    • Like the original poster, I love the app! But I am also encountering the same problem. I explored the suggested fix, which indiates that it is for PHP versions below 5.2.9. My host is on 5.2.17, so am I wrong in assuming that this would not be an issue corrected by this suggested fix? Additionally this is also happening when adding a more link as well.

      Great app, and I definitely look forward to using it more in the future, but not sure that I want to bork another long or photo post as bad as I did the one that showed me there was a problem.

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    • Has there been any further exploration of this? I have the same issue on my blog. Self-hosted. I learned this when editing a published post from my app. I’m using a Galaxy Nexus. The app editor strips out html brackets. It was a doozy to fix. Had to log in with my laptop and put them in by hand. A lot of work! I think the app only handles rich text. I had to fix the post in the html tab for the changes to stay.

      What could be causing this? I love the app (nice work!) As is it’s only good for writing a draft. I can only upload photos and edit posts from the lap top.

      Any fixes? Anyone else have this problem? Am I missing something?

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    • So it did! Didn’t realize this was a years old existing issue rooted in our host’s PHP & LIBXML installs. This is a nice workaround. Thanks for the follow-up, Dan.

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  8. When I try to connect to my Dreamhost hosted WP blog using the android app, I get the error “org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserException: Unexpected token (position: TEXT pe=”text/javascr…@1:110 in java.io.InputStreamReader@412d81f8)”.

    I, of course, have no idea what this means. Any help you can provide is appreciated.

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      • That worked. You should add that to the FAQ asap. I spent a long time trying to get this to work before I had the idea to check this blog and find this simple solution.

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      • Thanks, Dan. That worked a treat. Strange as I have the WP app on both my tablet and my phone, and have had it for a few months. Both were working a day or so ago.

        Tablet is still working fine (post-update to the latest version). My phone suddenly decided it wasn’t going to let me in with that “org.xmlpull”… error earlier, as if it didn’t know about my three blogs which it’s been working fine with for ages.

        I’ve done as you said, re-linked the phone installation to my blogs which is good. However, my tablet installation is still running fine with the “old” URLs which seems strange.

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      • Glad that fix works for you guys, it looks like a change made in .2 had the app stop trying to ‘guess’ the xmlrpc.php path. We’ll add it back in for .3

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  9. Hi,

    are you planning on removing the limitation of maximum letters per articles? That would help a lot when I’m editing my travel reports during the journey. At the same time, please add the nextpage-tag. Would be great.

    Greetings from (currently) Soain, Madrid.

    J.

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  10. I can’t seem to upload the videos that I tried to post on my blog via my Motorola Droid 4 through a WiFi network. I just keep getting the notice that it’s uploading one of the two videos I posted through Quick Video but it doesn’t ever to seem to finish loading and it doesn’t post when I read the blog online.

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    • I’ve been having the same problem. I left my phone attempting to upload a 10mb video overnight (10+ hours!) Only to wake up to find it still “uploading media item #4″. I can push the same video through to Facebook over WiFi in about 10 or so minutes without any compression or change in quality. What gives?

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  11. Hi there, this really is a very handy app – but will there be a way to add custom class names to a uploaded picture before sending a new article to my blog? Thanks for the reply, yours Marc

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      • Hi Dan,
        i meant something for using the lightbox plugin for example – so i upload pictures with this ap but i have to go into the code to add in the img class=”lightbox” – to use the javascript feature of opening those pictures.

        would be really nice if i could define this “class” directly before i upload everything, you know what i mean ?!

        thanks

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  12. FYI, the WordPress app is making repeated requests to gravatar.com. In a few minutes that I was using the app, my firewall reported 17 requests to this domain, all with the same URL and all returning 404s. You really should optimize that out. If I don’t have a Gravatar when I setup the account, I’m not likely to have one 30 seconds later.

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  13. Great job with the app guys. The only thing I want from it now is the ability to set an image as featured. Any idea when that’s coming?

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  14. Hi
    The app works really well! :) … but I am missing one crucial thing – featured photos for posts… is this in the pipeline?

    Thanks and regards
    Daniel

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  15. Love this android app , use it fulltime on mysite. However, I have updated my mobile from a HTC wildfire to a Samsung Galaxy S3 and suddenly the image uploader menu can’t be selected at all. None of the buttons do anything.

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  16. Greetings, Dan.

    I’m having an issue posting a video from my Droid Bionic (Android Version 2.3.4) using the current build of WordPress for Android (2.1.4) on my self-hosted WordPress site.

    I log on to my site and click on the NEW POST button. I then fill out the usual, (title, content, tags, post format=video) and then go back to the content area and click on the CAMERA icon. I choose a video from my gallery (I have even tried new video) and it immediately places a thumbnail of the video in the content area. I then select PUBLISH. My status bar reports that the video is uploading and, moments later, the status bar reports the following error, “POST MEDIA ERROR:” The error reported is blank after the colon.

    Please advise. Thanks in advance! Love the App, otherwise.

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      • Same issue.

        I just tested the same thing with an iPhone and it works fine.
        I installed the pjw mime as well.

        Any other ideas? Thanks in advance.

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      • I just logged on to the site through the Android’s browser and tried to upload 4 different videos. All 4 failed. This is a MIME issue with my phone’s mp4 encode; not the fault of the WordPress for Android App.

        Sorry about that!

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  17. I can’t seem to upload the videos that I tried to post on my blog via my Motorola Droid 4 through a WiFi network. I just keep getting the notice that it’s uploading one of the two videos I posted through Quick Video but it doesn’t ever to seem to finish loading and it doesn’t post when I read the blog online.

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  18. I am using latest wordpress app but images are still not uploaded in original size – just 1000px max width.
    Does that really work?

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  19. I have problems uploading pictures when using it with Galaxy S3 – the photos that I upload are with variable width and height and they are looking stretched. Any advice?

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  20. I can’t seem to upload the videos that I tried to post on my blog via my Motorola Droid 4 through a WiFi network. I just keep getting the notice that it’s uploading one of the two videos.

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  21. The stats on my Andriod 2.2.1 app quit working. Has worked perfect for months and all of a sudden just quit.

    Just says “Incorrect login or blog is not connected to WordPress.com”. Disconnected jetpack and reconnected, even created a new wordpress.com account with no luck.

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  22. I see you mentioned ‘talk of adding a service to the app that will auto-upload pictures to your gallery, sort of like how the photoshop app for android works. ‘ I would be very interested in this. Is it going to happen?

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  23. Is this app only for authors, or for readers also? If both, how do I use it to read blogs that are not written by me? I can’t find a way to type in the URLs of the blogs I’d like to follow. The app just presents me with a list of blogs from various categories, but how do I get to the ones I want to read?

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  24. Oh yay! I had none of the issues mentioned in your comments, but i can’t wait to use it! You could increase the max character number per article, though.

    Great job, keep it up!

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  25. Just launched our new WP site, excited to be able to update while mobile. However, our site has many pages and some dont appear in the list.
    Is there a page limit? If so, any tricks so I can get the important ones to the top of the list? Thx!

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  26. I have four sites that are powered by wordpress, but can only seem to add two accounts. Am I missing something? If there is a two account limit, how can I switch between them?

    Thanks!

    William

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  27. Hi Can you post someone step by step login process ? What exactly data and from I should enter ? The app doesnt let me login :-( I filled Blog URL, user, pwd and it says that That it can not connect to the WordPress.

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