Rants on the WordPress App

January 1, 2010

by — Posted in Personal Writing

, originally uploaded by Creeva.

I love my iPhone so don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the best platform for blogging. Microblogging, sure it’s great. Photoblogging, works ok in some scenarios. Busting out a few paragraphs formatted in a certain style – not really.

I was excites when the first WordPress App was released, a happier when the second one was – until I played with them. On my main blog I like to use an image as the front page lead of the story. When there isn’t a lead image, that means I am writing on the iPhone. Unless of course I log into Flickr via the browser and blog an image (like I am doing with this post). There are still some limitations but until I can get all the same editing features in the app that I can via the web interface it is always going to feel cramped.

Sadly I don’t think it has to be. I’ve seen editors on the iPhone that could handle everything the web interface of WordPress offers – so why do I need to know HTML to add a link to a post or an image that us somewhere other than the end? Yes I know how to do this, but I am to lazy to busy that out on the iPhone, nor should have to.

So WordPress app writers – when is the app going to catch up?

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