Make your WordPress site iPad ready

January 17, 2011 | No Comments Yet

WPLover has a straightforward guide on getting your WordPress-powered site optimized for the Apple iPad. It basically says you don’t have to do anything since like the iPhone it comes with the Safari mobile web browser, but there are a few tips and links if you’re concerned about an iPad-specific experience.

Biggest thing to remember: the iPad does not support Flash. If you can manage to do so, provide an alternative video source using the HTML5 <video> element.

Another helpful site is iPad Peek, which loads your website as it would on an iPad—both landscape and portrait modes. You can very quickly check any quirks without having to run out and get one.

No word yet on whether Automattic is releasing an official WordPress iPad app, but it would be interesting to see how much more you can do on a larger resolution mobile device now.

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Gallery of apps for WordPress.com launched

January 7, 2010 | 1 Comment

Between the recently discovered hack to access WordPress.com via the Twitter API and Hootsuite now supporting it, using 3rd-party applications with WP.com is hotter than ever. Which is why you should check out the just-launched Apps for WordPress.com page.

In there are familiar faces like the iPhone and Blackberry apps, as well as popular software for the desktop, but what’s notable is the presence of microblogging apps Spaz, Tweetie, Twitterrific, and Hootsuite. What were once limited for Twittering have now expanded into other networks such as Facebook, FriendFeed, and now WordPress.com.

If you think blogging is dead because these microblogging services have taken over, think again! Let WP.com join the fray and let you take publishing everywhere.

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Read & blog on WordPress.com from your iPhone via Twitter

December 31, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Here’s an odd but fascinating hack discovered by Team 55 at the WP Quebec meetup: using the Twitter API, you can read and publish posts on WordPress.com from your iPhone! Matt Mullenweg explains step by step in this article. Pretty much any third-party Twitter client is okay; the key is to change the API URL to twitter-api.wordpress.com and then you can log in using your WordPress.com account.

Instead of following users you will follow blogs. Refer to them by their domain names (e.g. matt.wordpress.com). Support for replies and retweets will be added soon.

When you post a status update using our Twitter API, the update will appear on your blog. (If you have more than one blog you can choose which one gets the updates. The option is in your profile.)

Read more about this here. Matt also announced that they plan to release a WordPress MU plugin for this, so stay tuned for that one.

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WordPress.com blogs now use mobile themes automatically

October 22, 2009 | No Comments Yet

WPTouch WordPress Mobile Edition

WordPress.com users can now serve mobile versions of their blogs thanks to modified version of WPtouch and WordPress Mobile Edition. People with more capable mobile browsers, such as iPhones and Android-based phones will use the first theme, while other mobile devices will use the second theme.

Mobile visitors greeted by WPtouch will get easy access to posts, pages, and archives. They’ll get fancy AJAX commenting and post loading. If you are using a custom header image, it will be scaled to size and displayed at the top of your blog. When viewing your blog on other phones, the focus will be on loading the blog quickly while displaying the important information about your content.

More details about the mobile themes here.

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Design laptop and iPhone skins for bloggers, win $400 and WordPress gear

February 5, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Show your love for blogging by designing Infectious’ I <3 Blogging design competition. WordPress has teamed up with this online gadget customization store and you can win hundreds of dollars plus WordPress goodies. And by team up they also mean people like Matt Mullenweg are among the judges.

1st place wins:
$400
A WordPress Hoodie, mug, and t-shirt

All winners recieve:
$100
5% of Net Sales
$400 of Infectious product
A WordPress t-shirt

Deadline
March 31, 2009

Read the specific guidelines here. Join now!

(Via WordPress.com Blog)

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Download WordPress for iPhone now!

July 23, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Not sure how many iPhone (or iPod Touch) users are there in the Philippines, but if you’re a WordPress user as well, you’ll be happy to know that the WordPress for iPhone app has been released in the iPhone App Store (note: link opens iTunes).

This is the official blogging app for WordPress and is released by Automattic. It was, however, developed by a company called Effigent. Here are the listed features for the WordPress mobile blogging application:

  • Support for WP.com blogs and self-installed blogs version 2.5.1 and higher
  • Embedded Safari for true previews of posts
  • Full tag and category support
  • Photo support for both camera pictures as well as library photos
  • Support for multiple blogs
  • Ability to password protect a post, save as a draft, or mark the post for later review
  • Auto-recovery. This will recover posts which have been interrupted by phone calls

You’ve seen the video tour, now it can be yours for free. Support issues can be submitted here.

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WordPress for iPhone app previewed

July 11, 2008 | 3 Comments

Just as I had reported earlier, Matt and the gang are developing a blogging application made specifically for the iPhone, whose newest version is going to launch in 21 countries this July 11. (And for those who are wondering, it will be coming to the Philippines officially in a few months.)

For a preview of the WordPress For iPhone, click here or view below:

The WordPress iPhone app will work for both WordPress.com (hosted) and WordPress.org (self-hosted) users. Not only will it be free for download, it’s open source too.

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WordPress blogging app coming to the iPhone

June 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

In the wee hours of the morning the newest version of the Apple iPhone was announced. It’s coming to the Philippines in September, but there’s something else I’m going to point out: there’s going to be a native blogging application for WordPress on the iPhone.

The blogging app for TypePad was demo-ed during the Apple WWWDC 2008 Keynote, and corresponding ones for WordPress and Blogger are coming in the next few weeks.

Will this put a whole new spin on the concept of mobile blogging, considering how well-made iPhone apps are? Let’s wait and find out!

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