As a constant traveler it’s so important for me to be able to use my phone to write & upload blog posts while on the go.
So I’m testing the WordPress mobile app to see if it does the job!
Right now I’m sitting at home, I’ve turned my phone to airplane mode (as the chances are I’ll be writing & prepping posts while in between destinations on a plane), and am writing this post in the app.
I’m just going to add a random photo & some formatting to see what it looks like & then I’ll save & act as I’ve just got internet access and can now publish!
What fun! 😁 (Nice, emojis off the phone, like it!)
Ok random photo….
Hmmm seems I cannot add image unless I’m online. Will leave the draft image I have added & see what happens when I go online.
I also can’t access the WordPress media library while offline which makes sense, but that means I can’t prep any gallery photos etc.
Ok so pros & cons so far (just adding a random bullet point list);
- Easy to edit & add content
- Can use phone emojis
- Can add photos from phone but flashes up a notification it can’t load as offline so cannot edit, add captions etc.
- Can’t access media library while offline.
Ok so saving as draft now & then will turn off airplane mode & see what editing options are then available to me!
Ok so back online now.
So there’s no function to add a gallery but I can align, add Alt Text, resize & add a caption.
So let’s see what happens when I publish! 😮
This is me back on my computer now editing directly within the wordpress app.
The formatting of the pics went a bit awry and I had to move the Buddha pic to a portrait position from here, could not do on the app.
However I couldn’t make it work here either until I had completely redone the bullet points. They hadn’t formatted correctly anyway and something within that formatting screwed up the images.
Lastly one of the images didn’t caption correctly, so I had to amend that.
The WordPress mobile app is great for basic posts without too much multi media or formatting required. Maybe a pic or two, but more than that I think it will start to do strange things.
Also images from the phone are uploaded max size, so you need to ensure you have an image compression plugin uploaded or all images will be served full size which is massive from a phone!
I’m going to continue looking for a better mobile app to update multi media posts on the go!