Push Notifications and a Rich Text Editor: Version 2.1 Is Available

Screenshot of Version 2.1 of WordPress for Windows Phone: Rich Text Editor and Comment Push NotificationsIt’s that time again. Version 2.1 of WordPress for Windows Phone is out and adds some exciting new features.

We’re happy to announce that you can now get comment push notifications on your Windows Phone (OS 7.5+) which enables you to moderate comments from wherever you happen to be at the time. With 2.1 you also get a rich text editor, making it much easier to write longer posts having to deal with any HTML code.

Read on to learn what’s new or update/download version 2.1 from the Windows Phone Store right now by clicking below.

Download AppWordPress for Windows PhoneSupported: WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress (v. 2.9+)

Rich Text Editor

Now you finally have the ability to use a rich text editor when creating or editing a post or page. The new editor has easy to access styling options beneath the keyboard and in the app menu, these include bulleted/numbered lists, bold, underline, and italic text. You’ll also find a handy link helper among the text editing tools.

Comment Push Notifications

If you have a WordPress.com blog (or a self-hosted blog with the Jetpack plugin) added to the app, you can now opt in to receive push notifications for new comments. This makes it easier than ever to keep up with your readers and moderate comments while on the go. You’ll get push notifications for new comments only and viewing a notification takes you right to the comment within the app. From there you can easily respond and moderate like usual.

Stability Improvements

In addition to the new features, we’ve worked hard on making the app even more stable. In total, almost 40 bugs and crashes have been fixed in this release.

Screenshots

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Contributors

The following contributors have worked on this release of WordPress for Windows Phone:  aerychisaackeyet, and daniloercoli.

Get Involved!

We now have a feature-driven release cycle, meaning that updates will come faster and focus on single features and enhancements. This is the perfect time to get involved in the WordPress for Windows Phone project. Check out make.wordpress.org/mobile and the WordPress for Windows Phone dev blog to see how you can get involved!

If you’d like to help us translate the app into your native language, check out the translation project.

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  1. That’s great news – the current app is nothing more than a reader for the WordPress blogs. Looking forward to having the power on my phone and on my new Surface RT!

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