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18 March 2011, 09:52

WordPress for iOS 2.7 brings UI improvements

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WordPress Logo Following three months of work, the WordPress development team has released version 2.7 of its WordPress for iOS app. Using the mobile application, users can easily post to, and edit, their WordPress blogs from an iOS mobile device, such as an iPhone or iPad.

The developers say that the "main focus of this release is to improve the app’s performance and reliability", adding that the app itself has been moved to Core Data, which improves the way of managing information locally on a user's
Zoom WordPress for iOS 2.7 brings UI improvements to the Post Editor.
device. User interface (UI) improvements include updates to the Post Editor that makes it easier to write and edit posts and pages, as well as support for uploading multiple media objects at once – a 'pull to refresh' option has also been added to the list views allowing users to refresh the list by simply pulling it down until the arrow flips. The update also addresses more than 100 bugs, some of which were rated as "critical".

More details about the release can be found in a post on the WordPress for iOS blog by Dan Roundhill. WordPress for iOS 2.7 is available to download via the iTunes App Store for devices running iOS 3.1.3 or later, and supports both and self-hosted blogs, requiring WordPress 2.9.2 or higher. While users upgrading from a previous version should have their data migrated automatically, the developers note that if this doesn't work, users may need to delete and reinstall the app.

Like WordPress, WordPress for iOS 2.7 is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Users interested in contributing to the application are encouraged to do so via the WordPress for iOS project developer portal.

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