Setting Up Your Site on a Mobile Device Just Got a Lot Easier

Need help with your new site? Quick Start on iOS and Android can help.

Starting a new website is always exciting: you’ve chosen a topic, found the right name, and started building it on WordPress.com.

Now you may be asking yourself, “What’s next?” Well, when you create a site on the WordPress for Android or WordPress for iOS mobile apps, the answer just became a lot easier with the introduction of Quick Start, a new tool that guides you through the setup process.

How Quick Start works

After you create a new site on your WordPress app, you’ll see a prompt asking if you want some assistance setting it up. Tap Yes! and you’ll find Quick Start: a short list of to-do items that will set you on the path to success.

Photo of two mobile devices showing the Quick Start screen

With Quick Start, you’ll be able to…

  • View your site from within the apps.
  • Select a new theme.
  • Customize your site.
  • Create a new blog post.
  • Set up your sharing preferences.
  • Follow new sites in the WordPress.com Reader.

These are all tasks that will help you start on the right foot. Exploring these options won’t take very long, but once you’ve gone through the list you’ll have a website ready to welcome its first visitors — and all the pieces in place for future growth and success.

Available now

Quick Start is part of the WordPress for Android app (version 10.8 or higher) and WordPress for iOS (version 11.1). If you’ve got an iPhone, iPad, or Android device and have been thinking of launching a new site, this is the time to take the plunge!


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  1. Ms. Fire

    This is great! I’d like to see some way to add projects via the mobile app.

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  2. Patty

    Please make sure you do blind persons who depend upon voice over technology the curtesy of remembering us when you create new updates.

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    • Nate Heagy

      We take the accessibility of our apps very seriously. Thanks for the reminder—we’re always happy to know our efforts are helping real users!

      If you ever want to share specific feedback on the accessibility of our apps, please see our page on contributing. 👍

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  3. Gong-Go Guy

    Does this tell you what themes work best for mobile devices? Does it allow you to choose a different theme for mobile? The theme I chose has been a big struggle to get it right on mobile devices.

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  4. jgibason

    Great idea

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  5. Savvy101 - Writers

    Wonderful advice, thank you!!

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  6. etochristo30

    I need help to grow my site seriously!!

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  7. biafranedu

    THAT’S GREAT!

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  8. D3

    Great feature and idea for more visits thanx

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  9. Theebelkayembe

    Do I still need a host site to host me after taking all those steps?

    Liked by 1 person

  10. LOVstay

    Thank you so much, WordPress makes it easier.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Power Of The Creative Impulse

    Okay!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Barun iweb

    great Post

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  13. Rese

    How do you access the Quick Start option is you already have a site created?

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    • Nate Heagy

      At the moment Quick Start is only available for new sites created in one of the mobile apps.

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  14. Frank Adu

    The android application of WordPress is user friendly, I love it

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  15. Alpha1 Grafx

    I love the WordPress Android app, it’s very easy to use and you can manage just about everything from your phone or tablet with ease. This enables me to update my site when I’m away from a computer, which is very often in my case.

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  16. scoutlinsky

    I have started using the App on my android phone. I must admit, it is quick and easy to check on the progress of new post.
    Welcome aboard.

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