Version 1.2 Now Available

Eureka! The WordPress for Windows Phone dev team is excited to announce that version 1.2 is now available for download in the Windows Phone Marketplace. This version is full of great new features and fixes that will make it easier than ever to blog from your Windows Phone device. Check out what’s new!

Landscape Editing

Got your thumbs warmed up? Good! The post editor can now be rotated to landscape mode, giving you access to a larger keyboard for typing out your post content. We’ve also made it easier to navigate the post editor view.

The landscape editor

Screenshot of the updated panorama view

The new panorama view

UI Improvements

The panorama view UI has been improved to give you more space to view your blog’s content. You can now view a lot more posts, pages and comments in the scroll view at once. We’ve also added a better loading indicator so you won’t have to wait for a network task to complete before you move on to another area of the panorama.

New Language Translations

Thanks to the brilliant WordPress Polyglots, the app has been translated to French, German, Italian and Spanish. Fantástico! If you’d like to translate the app to your own language, you can get started at translate.wordpress.org.

Under the Hood Fixes

1.2 also includes many bug fixes, including:

  • Better support for post pingbacks in the comment view.
  • Fixed comment submission date from being changed when moderating.
  • Preview now works for drafts, scheduled and private posts/pages.
  • Prompt added if the back button is accidentally tapped while creating a post.

A complete list of all of the fixes can be found on our trac site.

Don’t forget that WordPress for Windows Phone is an open source project. If you’re interested in getting involved, please get in touch with us on the Developer Blog.

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