A new update of WordPress for Windows Phone is now available in the Windows Phone Store. We’re pleased to introduce version 1.9, which adds some very powerful features! Here’s what’s new:
Featured Images Support
We’re happy to report that you can now upload a Featured Image for your blog posts as long as your theme supports it. To set an image as featured, just tap on it after adding it to the post content area and click the ‘feature’ button — see the screenshot on the right.
Note that you’ll need WordPress 3.4.1 or greater and a theme that supports featured images in order to use this feature.
Full Screen Editing
Your phone has a relatively small screen and when writing a post, a large portion of it is taken up by the keyboard. While you’re not likely to write “The Divine Comedy” on your phone, wouldn’t it be great to have just a little more space? In 1.9 the content editor has its own page that fills the whole screen.
When the post is ready to go, just press the back button and you’ll be right back in the Post editor.
In addition to the new features, we’ve worked hard on making the app even more stable and fast. In total, almost 20 bugs and crashes have been fixed in this release. You can see the details on what was taken care of on the trac roadmap.
Ready to get the latest? Click the link below to update the best WordPress app for Windows Phone so far.
Download AppWordPress for Windows PhoneSupported: WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress (v. 2.9+)
Would you like to get in on the fun? Let us know at windowsphonedev.wordpress.org or head on over to make/mobile on WordPress.org and we’ll help you get started as a contributor. Do you have an idea for a new feature or have you encountered a bug that needs fixing? Tell us about it on the WordPress for Windows Phone Trac.
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