With MobileMe slated to shutdown on June 30th, 2012 taking iWeb with it, users will need to find a new home for their iWeb powered website. A company by the name of Rage Software has created an iWeb to WordPress converter that takes an exported iWeb website and converts it into a WordPress XML file that can be imported into the self hosted version of WordPress or WordPress.com. Seems easy enough although the conversion software will set you back $49.95.
By Jeffro on September 14, 2011
By Jeffro on March 16, 2011
Version 2.7 of the WordPress for iPhone app has been released to the App Store. In this version, there have been over 100 bug fixes which should help alleviate crashes and increase stability. The development blog states 2.7 is more of a performance and stability update rather than a feature upgrade.
The main focus of this release is to improve the app’s performance and reliability. The app has been moved to Core Data, which is a much improved way of managing information locally on the device. Also, the methods used to communicate over XML-RPC have been updated to better handle communication issues and increase reliability of the app. In total there have been 117 changes in this release.
Besides the bug fixes, the UI for the Post editor has been revamped to make it easier to write and edit posts. The question I have and I know many others are wondering the same thing is when will Post Format support be added?
By Jeffro on November 5, 2010
What a great milestone for the WordPress ecosystem. On November 3rd, Isaac Keyet used the WordPress.com announcement blog to let us know that the userbase for the various WordPress mobile apps had reached 1 million. In addition to that announcement, there is now a WordPress application for Nokia phones both newer, and older devices. If you’re a Nokia phone user, be sure to follower @WPNokia on Twitter to keep abreast of any new developments regarding the application.
This announcement means that WordPress is now available on BlackBerry, Android, the Apple iPhone, and now Nokia phones. Congrats to Matt and those involved with spearheading the individual open-source projects that make up the phone applications. Speaking of open-source, if you want to get involved with the Nokia application project, visit the WordPress For Nokia Development page on the Codex.
By Jeffro on August 10, 2010
While WordPress for the iPhone 2.6 is almost ready to be released Chris Boyd announced that the iOS team is putting together a beta team for the project. Team members will receive releases before they reach the public’s hands for testing in order to fix bugs proactively rather than having to release a bug fix version after the fact. The team is looking for 30 iPhone/iPod Touch users and 30 iPad users. There are a few prerequisites that need to be met before you consider being part of the beta team.
- You’ll need a WordPress.com account. We’ll be using a private WordPress.com blog to send you beta builds of the app.
- Only one device per person, so if you have both an iPhone/iPod Touch and an iPad, please only sign up with one or the other.
- We’ll need you to commit to participating as a beta user for an entire year, because Apple limits the number of devices you use for testing on a yearly basis.
- We can’t change your device if you get a new one, so you’ll be stuck testing on the device you sign up with.
- Most importantly, we really need you to use Trac to report any bugs or issues you happen to find.
Unfortunately, the article already has 204 comments so it’s likely that the teams have been filled. However, if you would like to keep track of development for the project, bookmark the iOS Trac website as well as the WordPress iOS Twitter account.
In related news, BlackBerry for WordPress is also putting the call out to get people involved in development.