Following the recent notifications refresh, we’re super excited to announce that you can now get comment Push Notifications on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Stay connected to your blog and moderate incoming comments wherever you happen to be at the time.
WordPress.com contributes to many Open Source WordPress apps, and we recently enabled notifications for the WordPress for iOS app. As soon as you get a new comment on posts you’ve published, a notification is sent to your phone. You will see the name of the commenter as well as a short excerpt of the comment, as much as we can fit. Swipe over the notification to view the comment.
We’ve also added a new “Swipe-to-moderate” feature in the comments list. This enables you to quickly Approve/Unapprove, Trash, Spam, and reply to new comments – it’s all just a swipe away. Of course you can still tap Edit to bulk moderate comments and tap the comment to view it in all its glory. In the detailed view you’ll see the post they commented on, their Name, Email, and URL, as well as an array of buttons for simple moderation.
Read Blogs on the Go
Did you also know that you can read your friends’ blogs with the app? When you open WordPress for iOS, tap “Read” to launch the mobile version of the Reader. You can read up on blogs you follow, see posts you’ve Liked, browse Freshly Pressed, and peruse popular Topics to find new sources of inspiration. When you find something interesting, you can Like or Reblog it to your own blog. You can even comment on posts you find right on your phone. And here’s the best part: it’s all synced back to your regular Reader.
Of course it’s also a great way to share quick photos when you’re out and about, write a post or two, update your About page, and check your daily Stats. It’s like having a mini-version of your blog in your pocket.
Get the Update
Already have WordPress for iOS installed on your phone? All you need to do to get Push Notifications is to update to the latest version and allow the app to send you notifications when asked.
New to WordPress for iOS? No problem, you can learn more about the app on its website, or click here to download WordPress for iOS directly! WordPress for iOS is available in most common languages and works on all newer iOS devices.
This is the first time we’ve enabled Push Notifications in the iOS app, and we’ll continue to add more notification options so you’ll be able to have a full WordPress.com experience from your device. We’ll also make sure you get the notifications you want, when you want them. You’ll be able to toggle what Push Notifications you want to receive and which ones you’d rather not get notified about.
So, hurry up and update your WordPress for iOS app to the latest version, and start using those notifications. Then come back here and let us know what you’d like to see enabled next!
- May 29, 2012 @ 3:30 pm
May 29th at 6:26 pm
Reblogged this on pravinchn.
May 29th at 7:07 pm
Reblogged this on danv30.
May 29th at 7:08 pm
What about us Windows Phone users?
May 29th at 7:18 pm
Hopefully we’ll see some improvements to the Blackberry app as well!
May 29th at 7:28 pm
I hope this will be available on Android and BlackBerry OS platforms as well, as my next phone is far, far more likely to be one of those rather than an iOS device.
May 29th at 7:52 pm
It’s great to read there will be a reader on the iPad version soon. That will make a big difference for me. Thanks
May 29th at 8:02 pm
I think you need to seriously work on your WP7 app is frankly it’s rubbish. You need to spread the love around stop concentrating solely on iOS when you push out new stuff. I don’t give two hoots if iOS is popular or not, WP7 and ‘droid need the love too!!
May 29th at 8:30 pm
Thank you! Thats what i needed!
May 29th at 8:32 pm
And what about Android? When does this hit the droid market?
May 29th at 8:59 pm
This is great news, thanks! I blog so much off my iPod, so this will be very useful.
May 29th at 9:00 pm
I am still using a regular phone – not a touch phone… I am so un-advanced!:)
May 29th at 9:27 pm
It’d be really great if you made this for ALL platforms… I’m stuck with a Samsung TouchWizard for another two years, so if I could operate my blog(s) via text messages that’d be AMAZING, ’cause the Dashboard doesn’t even load on my phone…
May 29th at 9:45 pm
What about android? I don’t have a iphone, is the app available for other phones?
May 29th at 11:29 pm
Hmm.. Ever since this article has been posted. It seems that my notifications on my P.C. don’t work anymore. Luckily, I was in my e-mail and it let me know about them there. However on the site the notification inbox hasn’t prompted me for any of them.
May 29th at 11:55 pm
Yay! im glad its hit the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch! Even though i only have WP on my Touch and iPad, I use it more on my Android and Windows Phone – not too worried about the Android, but when will you make these push notifications available for Windows? If they’re available already, I must be missing something!
May 30th at 1:41 am
Nice! But I’m using Android I hope this comes out in Android too!
May 30th at 2:09 am
How much is the iPhone?
May 30th at 2:14 am
Great news, and I can’t wait for the reader on the iPad, love it on the phone, but would be so much better on the pad!
May 30th at 2:25 am
Reblogged this on bewara13.
May 30th at 3:45 am
Hehe, it’s become easier to follow our WordPress blogs.
Great improvement, hope the Android platform also can be supported.
May 30th at 5:03 am
Reblogged this on lava kafle kathmandu nepal.
May 30th at 6:23 am
Reblogged this on dalitelaumbanua.
May 30th at 7:14 am
Reblogged this on Feel The Beat of Bhangra!!!.
May 30th at 8:28 am
I would like these to come for Windows Phone too. The current app for WP7 is really bad.
May 30th at 9:09 am
OMG so many Is!!! I don’t have an I anything
But WordPress is DEFINITELY up there with the technology.
May 30th at 9:25 am
Thanks… Good information.
May 30th at 12:18 pm
This is great. Any plans for Android OS?
May 30th at 1:03 pm
So how do I get the push notifications turned on if I already had updated before you posted your blog with the instructions? (That seems to happen a lot–things get updated from WordPress whether in an app or with the site and then it takes awhile for the word to get to us via blog.) Do I have to uninstall and then reinstall? (Which I wouldn’t do–to much trouble.) Would like to see timing improved and coordinated.
May 30th at 1:19 pm
Yup, how about Android
May 30th at 2:10 pm
Reblogged this on micksakaria.
May 30th at 6:22 pm
Thank you for the head’s up and for the steady improvements to not only the website, but to the apps… Which personally, I use more than the website! Having said that… I have just a few tiny little wish-list items for the iPhone/ipad app:
1. It’s nice that we can insert photos, but we can’t edit the photo (size to small, medium or large or add a border… Which is always a nice touch. So I have always have to go into the web later and fix the photos. This drives me bananas.) I do appreciate the edit options that have been added though… It gets better all the time!
2. It would be nice if ALL comments were pushed to the iPhone / iPad app… For example, when we comment on someone else’s blog and they reply. It would be wonderful if the comments were incorporated in one place somehow. As it is, we have to go to the other person’s blog, fish through the comments, find our comments and their reply… It’s a hassle so I never bother following up. Yeah, I’m that lazy. =/
3. Will the Stats feature on the iPhone EVER work? It works just dandy on the iPad… But for the year that I’ve had the wordpress app for my iPhone… It has NEVER worked. =/
That’s all I have for now. Love you, WP!!
May 30th at 6:25 pm
PS: there’s no edit feature on your comment section to fix my typos! *sobs*
May 31st at 4:24 pm
Reblogged this on uintayanks and commented:
Good to know with your iPhone! Even though I’ve had my problems with push notifications on my 4s.
Jun 1st at 12:54 pm
Thanks for this! Something I noticed though: the “Read” option doesn’t update automatically. It doesn’t display the blogs I just subscribed to and keeps on displaying posts from blogs I unsubscribed from weeks ago.
Jun 1st at 3:10 pm
Jun 2nd at 3:44 am
That feature is a great gift from WordPress. I am just about to get my iPhone 4 and this is perfect.
Jun 2nd at 9:03 pm
I’ve got that on my iPhone.
Jun 2nd at 9:29 pm
Reblogged this on Sweetbee Scrapbooks.
Jun 4th at 11:59 am
When does the andriod version happen?
Jun 5th at 8:37 pm
It amazes me when Android phones out sell Apple phones all around the world, but companies still think they have to do everything for Apple first, so all the people who have android, and there are far more than Apple, have to wait, YET again.