Installed this today on the in-app recommendation from WordPress 1.3.x, which I have used periodically over the past year. Thought I’d share my initial impressions of the new version.
Upon launching version 2.0 I was greeted with the blog user set-up panel, as if my blogs weren’t already set up in the previous version. No Cancel or Done available – only Save. I quit the app and realized that the new version did not install itself ‘over’ the old version. Consequently, I could still access my sites with the old version. While this install behavior is strange, it wasn’t a big deal for me to set up three sites again…just had to find those login credentials…
After typing that first paragraph I tapped Save and returned to the posts pane, where I started. Seems more responsive.
One bug: after setting up a new blog, when you return to the main blogs selection page, that new blog doesn’t appear in the list. If you quit the app and relaunch, it shows up. This happens each time with three blogs.
The most important user interface change is that you now have a bottom menu letting you move arbitrarily among posts, comments, and pages. No more back and forth through the list trees.
When editing a post, you bottom nav changes to these four options:
Write. The expected post editing form which include title, tags, categories, and post status, along with the new option of geotagging your post. I did that with this post, but don’t think my theme renders it…have to work on that.
Photos. Add and manage photos for the post
Preview. My theme ‘cannot be retrieved’. I wonder what the requirements are for true in-app previewing.
Settings. Publish date, password protection, resizing of photos
I noticed minor display bug: when saving a revision to a live blog post, I saw an empty (no label) left-arrow/back button, slightly misplaced in the upper left until the save was completed. This only happened once, the first time I encountered the scenario described. , the first time I saved a revision to a live post. No biggie.
I’m done for tonight. Must say this version of the Wordpres iPhone app feels better and more responsive throughout.
Still wish I could reply to comments. And now, it’s easy to reply to comments!