Everything you love about writing and publishing, now in the Start Menu.
The New WordPress.com App for Windows Is Here
Now you can manage your sites, write and publish, and even customize your site and view stats from a dedicated app in your Windows Start Menu. Use it for your sites on WordPress.com, as well as for self-hosted WordPress sites. (For the latter, you’ll just need to have the Jetpack plugin installed to connect your site.)
And just like the rest of WordPress.com, the new Windows app is simple, seamless, and blazingly fast.
The new Windows app includes:
- The My Sites dashboard for managing multiple sites, whether WordPress.com or self-hosted WordPress with Jetpack.
- The new WordPress.com Editor, with in-app previewing and draft auto-saving.
- The Reader, which lets you follow and read any of your favorite sites, and the all-new Discover, which recommends outstanding content from across all of WordPress.
- Insights and Stats, which show you exactly how your site and posts are performing.
- In-app notifications, so you can see comments, likes, and new follows all in one place.
This, of course, is just the beginning. We’re excited to have you try it out, and thanks for all your continued feedback and support.
Learn more about the new WordPress.com in the video below. Since its launch you’ve already published upwards of 3 million posts using the new editor!
The new Windows app looks like the same version that launches in my Chrome browser, none of which look like the former Dashboard setup. Hooray?
Super easy to download to Windows 10 and only a single click away from the desktop. I have only ventured as far as liking and commenting in the reader so far but it seems perfectly easy and straightforward to use for keeping up with other bloggers. Still to try writing and publishing with it…
Excellent stuff – wrote my thoughts up here – http://jonbeckett.com/2015/12/09/all-hail-the-mighty-wordpress/
Excellent — I look forward to using it.
Once I get my current issue figured out I may give this a shot.
You must agree, its beautiful
I also prefer the old format for editing which can be accessed via WP-admin. The reason I like the older edit version is it’s functionality wrt adding an embedded link to a text side bar widget. It could be operator error here but if I have created an embedded link on a page, switched to text in the edit box, then copied the html code, then pasted that into the text widget, – it will only work in the old edit format. If I try the same thing in the new edit format the code is not recognized and does not create a functioning link.
Yesterday, I removed many Apps from my life and planning to use web versions of many products when this good news came. This may be good option but I want to run a campaign against over App world.
Hope, you will not discontinue the Web version.
I really like the new app, but I’m having two issues (small ones). One is that it doesn’t have spell-check integrated, which would really be quite useful.
Another, and I think that’s not technically the app’s problem, but rather the API’s, is that when I want to link to posts from my blog, the normal editor lets me search my previously written posts, while the new editor, and therefore the app as well, doesn’t. Are there plans to add that functionality to the new editor?
Windows? What’s that? 😈
Cool. I needed that.
Hi there Mark and all staff, thank you for developing such a great app. I love it. I use Mac version (but comments for mac release was already closed, so I post here). I found some lacks of essential functions on this app that Web version has. Not display the list of existing links on “insert/edit link” button yet. Can’t select “Uploaded to this page” on “Insert media” window. They are so essential for me to edit. Looking fwd to the next version with these functions. Thanks.
This is great!
I would love it if wordpress could add in the functionalities from the old dashboard, for instance the separate category editor and media viewer. It’s super annoying having to go to example.com/wp-admin to get to this dashboard.
I wanted to like this new app, but I can’t. This is just like the overly-simplified version of the online editor. The online editor I use for my WordPress posts is the older version with much more granularity, control, and choices. Here are some of my issues:
A) No list of tags? Sure, I found the short list of them — but I want the entire list, which the older online version supports. Sure, they show up if I begin to type them, but I don’t want that — I the list so I don’t miss some by accident.
B) No copy and paste support for captions? Are you kidding me? I have dozens of templates with embedded HTML code that I use to create my captions, and your telling me that I can’t use them in the desktop app? The older online editor does this, why won’t the desktop app?
C) The desktop app has already lost my password once. This is a huge pain, because I have the two-factor authentication turned on and have to go through the process again. Why is it a pain? Because the verification comes via text, and I don’t have a clear signal for that everywhere that I do my editing, which means I have to walk as far as a city block to get the stupid verification code. I know, I know… there is the Google app to assist, but if you’ve gone through three phones in as many months, getting that thing connected to your account is another royal pain.
I’m stopping here. If I want to use the overly-simplified editor, I’ll just do it online.
However, if you decide to give us a choice and allow us to use the older, more granular editor GUI in a desktop app, count me in. I’ll even Beta test it for you.
Love this app, but I think it still needs some improvement or addition features such as drag and drop when inserting images, alt description, and post tag
Its a great app..
Thanks WordPress. It’s about time. This looks like it will make it easier to post to my websites. The old way of keeping up with my websites was very confusing.
This is great ! Real Great 🙂
Awesome! I currently use Windows and was waiting for it anxiously. Now I got my thing and I’m all set to configure my sites from here.
I will have to try this on mac. works great on windows. good job!
Fantastic Idea. I love the idea of how everything merges together in one place!
Really happy that I spent some time doing a clean install of windows 10 last weekend. Can’t wait to start using the desktop version of WordPress!