Best Mobile Applications To Manage Your WordPress Blog

Developments in the web and mobile industries have changed our lifestyle significantly. Both these revolutionary technologies started to converge with the introduction of smart phones. Today smart phones are everywhere; creating new opportunities for those equipped with right tools for their mobile devices.

If you own a WordPress publication or if you are a web developer providing WordPress solutions to your clients; W3Avenue has compiled a list of best mobile applications that will help you and your clients to manage WordPress publications from anywhere anytime.

iPhone & iPod Touch

  • WordPress For iPhone
    WordPress for iPhone app lets you write posts, upload photos, edit pages, and manage comments on your blog from your iPhone or iPod Touch. It supports for both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (2.5.1 or higher).
  • iBlogger
    You can use iBlogger to manage most popular blog softwares including WordPress; it works great with iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch.iBlogger allows you easily manage your blog including ability to add pictures, categories and tags.
  • BlogPress
    Support most of the mainstream blog platforms including WordPress; Support full options of blog: Labels/tags, categories, publish date and online draft(private post). You can easily write, edit and delete your posts and drafts for multiple blogs.

BlackBerry

  • WordPress For BlackBerry
    WordPress for BlackBerry app works with most recent BlackBerry devices starting with the 8700, Curve, Pearl, Bold, and Storm. BlackBerry Device Software (OS) Version 4.2.1 is the minimum requirement. It works with WordPress.com and self-installed WordPress 2.5.1 or higher and WordPress MU 2.6 or higher. It allows you to write posts, edit pages, and manage comments on your blog.

Android

  • wpToGo
    Allows you to manage your WordPress blog from your Android device. Features: upload new post including title, content, tags and multiple categories with multiple WordPress accounts, upload a full size image and thumbnail, customizable thumbnail sizing, option to publish instantly or save as a draft.
  • PostBot
    PostBot  is an Android application that allows posting to WordPress publications, both WordPress.com and self-hosted.

Microsoft Windows Mobile

  • Writer for Windows Mobile
    This is mobile version of one the best desktop client for bloggers, Windows Live Writer. Currently in beta it supports Windows Mobile 6 and newer.
  • moBlog
    moBlog is a mobile blogging application for Windows Mobile 2003 and later. moBlog currently supports WordPress.com, Blogger and Live Spaces. moBlog is optimized to run on WM devices using minimum resources. It is an application that you can use in off-line mode, where you can do your writing and editing disconnected to the net. A connection is only required when you initially setup your blogging accounts and when you want to update your blog with the new content.

Nokia Phones (Symbian S60 Based)

  • Wordmobi
    Wordmobi is S60 client for WordPress written in Python for Nokia mobile phones. It allows you to manage your blog with common operations like posting, approve comment, post delete, and comments visualization.
  • Scribe
    Scribe allows you to create, edit, and publish entries on your WordPress-powered blog from anywhere, using just your mobile handset. Scribe is in early stage of development and not completely stable. it uses Python for S60, so you will need install Pythod for S60 before installing Scribe.
  • Wavelog
    Wavelog is a blogging client application developed for S60 mobile phones with following main features: Post text, image, audio or video to a blog directly from the mobile phone using any type of available network (mobile phone or Wi-Fi network); Save draft for later posting, add hyperlinks, tags and external tags to your posts; Select blog category when posting, edit previously published posts and configure multiple blog profiles for simple publishing to several blogs. Wavelog has been developed for and tested on Nokia N95 mobile phones. There are many other S60 R3 based mobile phones on which the same software applications may be installed and used.

Mobile Phones With J2ME Support

  • MoPress
    MoPress  is a blogging client application developed for mobile phones.It allows a mobile phone to post a content (text, image, audio, video) to a Blog, using any type of available network (mobile phone network or Wi-Fi network). MoPress has been tested with WordPress (v2.3.1 or higher) and uses XML-RPC protocol for communication with blog.

Other Options

  • WPhone – WordPress Admin Theme For Mobile
    WPhone allows you to use a custom admin interface while interacting with your WordPress install via your phone. It contains two versions of the mobile admin interface: an iPhone / iPod Touch specific interface with full JavaScript and animation support and a lightweight, simple version designed for all other phone types (no JavaScript or anything else required). The plugin’s XHTML compatibility even ensures that mobile browsers that do not support CSS will receive a plain and easy-to-use interface for managing their WordPress blogs.
  • WordPress.com Gadget
    Access your hosted WordPress.com blog admin from your mobile. It’s a very light and speedy version of the admin dashboard, and works well on smart phones like the iPhone, BlackBerry and Treo. On the mobile WordPress.com site you can post, manage comments, see stats, and basically do everything you normally would do.
  • Post to Your Blog Using Email
    WordPress can be configured to use e-mail to post to a blog. To post to WordPress by e-mail you must set up an e-mail account with POP3 access. Any mail received at this address will be posted. What this means is that you will need a POP3 email client for your mobile device.

We hope you found this post useful, please feel free to share your experience about any of the above applications or suggest any addition to the list in comments.

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7 Responses to “Best Mobile Applications To Manage Your WordPress Blog”
  1. Gushin says:

    For the iPhone I far prefer the app iBlogger to the WordPress app. It makes it much easier to control multiple blogs in one app.

  2. Rich Gubby says:

    Hi,

    Whilst my plugin doesn’t allow you to post from mobile (yet), hopefully it’s worth a mention!

    It’s called the Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress and allows you to completely customize your blog for mobile. Every element is styleable and you get more options for turning features on or off than you’ve ever had before.

    Version 1.3 has just been released and if you fancy giving it a go, the home page can be found here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wapple-architect/

    If you have any feedback it’d be great to hear from you!

  3. Rich Gubby says:

    Hi!

    I just wanted to drop another comment onto this post to let you know that I’ve developed a new mobile plugin for wordpress that allows you to manage your blog from your mobile.

    It’s called WordPress Mobile Admin and the home page URL is http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-admin/

    It retains the familiar look and feel of WordPress and works on every phone, not just an iPhone, Blackberry or Android.

    If you want to try it out, it’d be great to hear what you thought!

  4. We have different opinions to what is the best mobile application but for me I use iBlogger. What I like using this app is that it allows me tp easily manage my blog including the ability to add categories, tags as well as my pictures.

  5. Chris says:

    I’ve installed the Blackberry app on my Curve 8520 and have been using it for a while. Suprisingly good! Very easy to setup, super simple to use, and it loads nice and fast. A worthwhile app to have as it means I can spend less time on my laptop :)

  6. Nina Amelia says:

    Thank you, this was quite helpful

  7. Nutaryuk says:

    I want to use wordpress in my windows mobile.
    Do you know what is the better application for windows mobile ?
    thank you.

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