Official WordPress app for Windows Phone bumped to version 1.7

It surely has been a while, WordPress. We last covered the blogging app for Windows Phone back in October last year when the official offering hit version 1.4. The WordPress team has since released a number of updates, and as of yesterday we're now at 1.7.

Enabling bloggers who own Windows Phones to connect, manage and create articles on WordPress installations, the app is a must-have for those who require convenient access to their websites. So what's new?

Aside from the all important support for Windows Phone 8, which has just been released, the latest release includes the following:

  • Added support for Local Drafts
  • Added support for Post Formats
  • Added image positioning option
  • Now available in Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil) and Portuguese (Portugal).
  • Translation updates
  • Bug fixes and reliability improvements

You can download WordPress from the Windows Phone Store for free.

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Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • WordPress sucks. Make a joomla app or drupal app instead
  • Are you saying the service sucks or the app? Cuz I'm liking the service. Dunno how I feel about the app since there's nothing to compare to
  • I am talking about service. Not app.
  • The fact that hardly anyone uses Joomla anymore doesn't really speak for it...
    Anyway, there's an app called UpdateMyFeeds that handles more than Wordpress alone (but no Joomla as of yet, but the developer want to add more in consecutive updates) :)
  • hahaha no one uses joomla anymore??? You say. Do your research dummy. Top big companies and thousands users uses it. Goto to this link help you. Like I said WordPress is crap
  • I always experience the app to be glitchy with some annoying buggs. I hope they fixed it this time. Will try it again later.
  • Looking forward to trying it out, I just started blogging recently.
  • Too bad the Wordpress WP app is a usability trainwreck.
    That app desperately needs a redesign, but this time without a retarded monkey in charge of the UX.
  • I hope this updates fixes a terrible issue making it unusable for me. Any post using the "more" line would only save words typed up to that point when publishing it.
  • Hi there, I just updated to the newest version, and while I like the new features (especially being able to save a local draft), I have a big problem: I can't find the option to set a maximum photo size anymore, so when I post photos they look like this: Since pretty much all I use this app for is posting pictures, it will be useless for me until I can fix this. If I can't fix this, does any know how I can revert back to the previous version?