A new update of WordPress for Android is now available in Android Market. We’re pleased to introduce version 1.4, which adds some very powerful features! Here’s what’s new:
You can now easily set the publish date and time in the app when creating a post or page. The date can be set to the future which will set the post status to ‘Scheduled’ and publish on your blog when the time arrives. You can also edit existing posts and tweak the published date and time if desired.
At the bottom of the post editor we’ve added a Post Password field to help protect your content. Simply enter a password here and the post will require that the password be entered for viewing on the blog when published. You can also add or remove a password from published posts as well.
HTTP Authentication Support
Is your self-hosted blog protected with an HTTP Authentication username and password? We’ve added support for entering the Authentication credentials in the blog settings so that you can manage your blog through the app. To access the Authentication settings, add a self-hosted blog to the app and select ‘Optional Settings’ in the setup area.
We’ve tidied up a few more things in the 1.4 update, including:
- Added secure password storage to the local database.
- ‘Unapproved’ comments now have a yellow tint.
- Added ‘Today’ option in stats.
- Fixed crash when alert dialog was trying to be shown after the app was closed.
- Fixed crash related to large post ID values.
Remember, WordPress for Android is an Open Source project. Most of the features in this release were contributed by volunteer developers in the community. Big thanks to chdorner and jnijhof for their hard work! Get in touch with us on our Developer Blog if you’d like to contribute to the project.
WordPress for Android 1.4 is available in Android Market for free. Download it now!