Version 3.6 is here: redesigned first time experience

Hey there! We’ve been busy since our last update and we’re excited to announce WordPress for iOS 3.6 is now available in the App Store. The main focus of this release was creating a great first time user experience, but we’ve included many other improvements as well. Read on for the details!

Redesigned setup

Previously, if you’d never before used the app, or if you were new to WordPress in general, the app might not have felt very welcoming when first getting started. With this update we change all that. Now, when you launch the app for the first time we showcase what’s possible.

If you don’t have a site yet, now it’s easier than ever to create a new site straight from the app, and if you already have a WordPress site, just enter your username, password, and site address and you’ll be ready to go. If you have Jetpack installed, you’ll be prompted for your credentials to get access to Stats and notifications.

New post shortcuts

Chances are, if you are going to the posts list you probably want to create a new post, and the same goes for pages. Now you’ll find a + symbol on the sidebar that’ll take you straight to the editor, ready to compose a new post or page in no time.

Thanks to maxday for his first contribution

Other improvements

Other things improved in 3.6:

  • Faster notifications: we noticed a few redundant things that were making notifications slower than they needed to be, so we optimized that.
  • Emoticons! Notifications now show Emoji for all the known WordPress emoticons.
  • More translations: the app is now fully translated to 12 languages, and we welcome Danish, Korean, and Russian to the list. Let us know if you want to help with translation.

What’s next?

Coming up soon, we are finishing up yet another release with an improved Reader, and a better system to store your passwords.

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A huge thanks to the contributors that worked on this release: aerych, mrroundhill, daniloercoli, isaackeyet, koke, sendhil, maxday, tonny xu, hugobaeta, and karmatosed

If you have any feedback about the app, please leave a comment below or follow us @WordPressiOS.