WordPress for Android 1.1 Released

WordPress for Android version 1.1 is now available in Android Market! This release adds a lot of great new features and improvements to the User Interface. Here’s the scoop on what’s new:

User Interface Updates

The home view of your blogs has been updated with a new design including support for Blavatars for your WordPress.com blog:

The comments view UI has been tweaked, including rounded corners around the Gravatars:

The Posts and Pages tabs have also been tweaked for easier readability.


You can now take a picture and add it to your post directly from WordPress for Android. Just select ‘Add’ on the new/edit post views and then ‘Take a new photo’:

Full size image upload is also now available. Select ‘Upload and link to full image’ in your blog settings to link your image thumbnail to the full size image in your post.

Comment Moderation Improvements

A new comment view has been added that provides more information about the commentor and has moderation options at the bottom:

We’ve also added more options for comment notifications. You can now select if you’d like the device to play a sound, blink the notification light or vibrate upon receiving a new comment. These settings can be found by selecting Menu -> Notification Settings when on the main blog view.

Category Improvements

You can now select multiple categories at once when adding or editing a post. You can also select the ‘plus’ button and add a new category to your blog (big thanks to Wolfgang for contributing to this!):


WordPress for Android has been localized for the following languages in version 1.1 (in addition to English):

  • German
  • French
  • Finnish
  • Indonesian
  • Slovak

A big thanks to all of the translators from the community that have contributed at translate.wordpress.org.

Contact Us & Get Involved

If you have any questions or comments on this release you can find us in the forums. Want to get help develop the next release of WordPress for Android? Visit our developer blog to get involved.


If you need support for one of the WordPress apps, visit our support page.

  1. Makes me almost wish I had a Droid! Well, at least my Droid friends and family can enjoy this app! (I’m one of the few with the 3GS).

  2. It used to work great on my HTC Hero until this update, It force closes just after the splash screen comes up πŸ™

  3. hey, just re-installed it and I’m not getting the force close on start-up now πŸ™‚

    I’m getting an error when I update a post but I don’t think thats effecting it saving though πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the help! πŸ™‚

  4. Be careful with your title. It almost looks like you’re talking about Android v1.1, which is quite old, not “WordPress for Android” v1.1.


  5. In my HTC Hero this app consume 100% of CPU. I have big problems when I write something bigger than tree-four words.

  6. Strange, does it only slow down when you are entering text in the editor? I wonder if the Hero IME keyboard is interfering or something.

  7. ooh, nevermind I think we’ve found the issue with CPU usage. We’ll get a fix out in the next release.

  8. There seems to be an issue with the Legend and the Android Market for multiple apps. What country are you in?

  9. How the hell do i download the WordPress App?

    I have a Nokia5800 whit a barcode app, i read the square, but it dosen’t help me to connect to the download, and finding the download file on the cellphone by visiting here or searching for the app, seems impossible.

    How can it be, that it is so hard do download an application from this organisation.

    Or is it just me that is slow and dosen’t understand. How hard would it be do have a link right here on the webpage that downloads a file to the desktop.

    Anyway, im goona keep looking.

    Sorry to sound angry, just anoyed that it dosen’t work easier.

  10. Hello,
    I just installed on my Android WP 1.3.5. However, when I went to add our own Blog URL which we self-host, I didn’t see any option to add our blog as it shows in your demo real for an earlier version of WP.

    The only choices are to add a New Account to WordPress.com. Add an existing WordPress.com or Add an exiting WordPress.org blog.

    How does one add a WordPress blog that is self-hosted? Why would this feature be taken out of 1.3.5 or am I doing something wrong?

  11. You want the third option, add a WordPress.org blog. It’s a bit confusing, so we’ve changed the button names to be more clear in the next release.

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