Did you know you can get notifications about new comments, new followers, likes on your posts, and more with the WordPress for iOS app? It’s a super convenient way to keep up with your blog even when you’re away from your desk. With version 3.4 of WordPress for iOS (available now on the App Store), you get all this in addition to posting, checking stats, and reading your favorite blogs.
WordPress for iOS connects directly to your WordPress.com blog and shows you the same notifications you get in your WordPress.com toolbar, but with a twist: You also get push notifications for everything happening on your blog. It’s the quickest way to approve or reply to a comment, since you’ll know about it as soon as it’s posted. With the built-in threads, you can easily see any comments your readers are responding to and keep up with conversations in the community. Checking in on your post is just a tap away!
When you get a new follower, or someone likes or reblogs one of your posts, you’re notified as well. The app even sends you notifications for those special days when you’re receiving a lot of traffic. And should it ever get too noisy, you can mute an entire blog or disable certain types of notifications — likes, for example — in the Settings panel.
Other ways to get notified
Don’t have an iOS device or just prefer your computer? There are other ways to keep up with your blog.
With a browser extension/add-on, you will be notified whenever someone likes your posts, follows your blog, posts a comment, and more. You can use Press This to blog about interesting things you find online, as well as follow blogs you like, no matter what website you’re browsing.
Did you know that WordPress.com works just as well on your smartphone/tablet as on your computer? Try it now! Go to WordPress.com on your device (don’t forget to add it to the home screen) and browse away. You’ll find all the things you like and use, including a notifications view. Just like with an app or a browser extension/add-on you’ll see all your notifications in one place, including stats highlights and replies to your comments.
If you’re interested in our mobile apps and would like to help test and contribute to them, head on over to Make WordPress Mobile where all the magic happens. Be sure to follow @WordPressiOS on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news about the WordPress for iOS app.
What do you like most about WordPress.com notifications and how do you prefer to read them? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
Feb 11th at 10:32 pm
Awesome! I’ll be using this for sure.
Feb 11th at 10:39 pm
Use this on iPhone and iPad it really is so easy and you are always up to date on everything.
Feb 11th at 11:28 pm
So glad this app is ready for download! I haven’t had much success with accessing WordPress via Google on my phone. But then again, I’m still learning!!!
Feb 11th at 11:37 pm
My husband will be happy about this. Thanks.
Feb 11th at 11:49 pm
It’s one of my most used apps.
I wasn’t aware of the browser add-ons. That seems really neat.
Feb 12th at 12:21 am
Thank you WordPress. This is WAY COOL!
Feb 12th at 1:16 am
Started getting them this weekend. Really like it.
Feb 12th at 4:26 am
Reblogged this on @stevebanfield and commented:
This is exactly why I moved from Blogger to WordPress.com. More mobile innovation happening here, with a bigger support ecosystem.
Feb 12th at 4:35 am
I think this is wonderful! I use the WordPress app on my iPad all the time to check comments, likes, and to view videos on my blog! I can even keep up with new posts from my favorite bloggers using the reader feature on the app! Absolutely ideal! Thanks so much WordPress!
Feb 12th at 4:54 am
Can we get the browser add-on for Safari please?
Feb 12th at 8:13 am
I really enjoy the notifications in the iPhone as well as the iPad app. If just could have some more sharing options now, like Pinterest etc…
Feb 12th at 8:32 am
This app is really awesome and useful, I’ve had a WordPress app on my iPhone for quite a long time now.
Feb 12th at 8:53 am
Already using it on my iPad and it’s brilliant…
Feb 12th at 9:51 am
When will push notifications be introduced to the WordPress app for Android? I so cannot wait for these features!
Feb 12th at 10:04 am
Awesome! I hope the notifications feature will also be made available to the Android users soon That’d be really cool.
Feb 12th at 12:04 pm
And for Android!?
Feb 13th at 1:23 am
Reblogged this on justbecouture.blog and commented:
If your a consistent blogger, this is what you need!
Feb 13th at 3:03 am
I would love to be happy about this, but the WordPress app for iOS crashes all the time. The features are still great though, when they work!
Feb 13th at 9:21 am
I agree. An Android version is a must.
Feb 13th at 4:56 pm
Please allow us to write posts in the mobile apps the visual way! It’s really annoying having to use HTML when writing posts.
Feb 16th at 10:44 am
Is this for Android? Thanks!
Feb 16th at 4:32 pm
Reblogged this on TipsforZip and commented:
Oh this is the perfect tool for just about any frequent blogger! Great way to keep posted.
Feb 16th at 5:08 pm
Reblogged this on Blogging To The Top and commented:
Awesome now I can get notification straight into my iPhone!
Feb 18th at 3:21 pm
The iOS app is great, just received and approved a notification.
Feb 22nd at 7:03 pm
Reblogged this on logandoyle and commented:
Very useful for any iOS users. Keep track of your notifications on the go!