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  • Dan 2:38 pm on May 24, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: beta   

    Posted 2.4 beta to make/mobile. This blog is going to migrated over there soon so please start following/participating there:


    • vgama 10:56 pm on August 12, 2013 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi there,
      please help go through, I cannot start to get involve ….
      problem to compile WordPress in eclipse, would you please help me….
      the problem message is:

      The container ‘Android Dependencies’ references non existing library ‘E:\Android32\wordspace\menudrawer\bin\menudrawer.jar’

      I’ve add these line to project.properties


      please help me how to add menudrawer library ….???

  • Dan 7:37 pm on April 9, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: beta   

    Thanks to everyone (over 150 of you!) that tried out the 2.3 beta! There was a lot of great feedback (a.k.a bugs) that came in that we fixed last week. There were actually quite a few changes so it makes sense to do a second beta to make sure it is a solid release.

    Here’s a few things that have changed since beta 1:

    • Updated translations
    • Posts/Pages list doesn’t reset when rotating or viewing post preview
    • ActionBar added to Edit Comment view
    • Fixed welcome screen layout in landscape

    So, try out beta 2!

    Download it here:


    As always, post feedback here or in a trac ticket.

  • Dan 9:19 am on January 15, 2013 Permalink |
    Tags: , beta   

    Let’s start testing 2.2.6! Here’s the changes in this release:

    • Holo light theme used for Android 3.0 or greater devices
    • Improved support for connecting over HTTPS
    • Crash fixes for #394 and #395
    • Code cleanup and optimization, app size is smaller.

    APK is here: http://bit.ly/10wPEus
    QR code:

  • Dan 11:05 am on November 13, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: 2.2.5, beta   

    A user reported an issue with stats on a multi-site install, so @aerych got that fixed up and committed to trunk. Since we were looking to do a quick release, I took a look at the crash reports and fixed a few of them to include in this release.

    Wanna test it? You can get the 2.2.5 build here: http://bit.ly/TH7iEc

  • Dan 2:47 pm on October 29, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: 2.2.4, beta   

    Here’s a build of 2.2.4 that we’re hoping to release this week. It includes some important fixes and tweaks:

    • Fix for loading more than 20 pages
    • Post title added to comment detail view
    • Thai localization added
    • Fixed local change overwrite from occurring when tapping ‘load more posts’
    • Images now link to themselves by default
    • If Original Size image is chosen in the settings, it will just link to itself instead of uploading two copies of the same image.

    Build is here, give it a test and let us know if you have any issues: http://bit.ly/Q2Ka5Q

  • Dan 4:00 am on August 27, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: , beta   

    2.2 Public Beta

    Can you smell the freshly cooked beta? We need your help testing the great new features that have been added in version 2.2!

    Try these new features out:

    • We’ve added support for featured images. Just add an image to a post and tap the image where you’ll see a ‘Set as featured image’ checkbox. You can tap another checkbox that will appear that will allow the image to also be included in the post content area. Note: If you are self-hosted make sure you are running WordPress 3.4.1 so that featured images work properly.
    • All-new stats. Try out the new stats view that shows you the same data that you can view from your blog’s dashboard in a mobile friendly format. If you are using Jetpack, pretty please test that you can connect up to the stats in the app OK.

    Otherwise, just try to break it 😀 Let us know here if you have any issues.

    Download the beta here: http://bit.ly/OlLM4n

    • zhouyibhic 8:58 am on August 31, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      There is Gallery feature available in the beta?

      • Dan 12:10 pm on August 31, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Unfortunately we didn’t get Gallery support into version 2.2. A better API for adding gallery support is coming in a future version of WordPress, so we will add it in after it is released.

        There is a workaround though, you can add all the images to the post and then upload it as a draft. Then edit the post and delete the image html and replace it with the


        tag and then publish the post. Not that easy but it works.

    • Joen A. 8:18 am on September 4, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Very cool update! One thing: if I share an image to the app from the gallery, I get a force close. Samsung Nexus S, Android 4.1.1.

    • alecmuff 12:47 am on September 9, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi! Loving the 2.2 beta (am running it now) but have a misfeature rather than a bug which I’d like to report please.

      I’ll add a summary of three wants up here though, for convenience:

      1) problem dismissing post-editing main pane while using bluetooth keyboard; having a “Done” button in the Format bar would fix it.

      2) problem using Back button whilst WordPress invoked using “Share Via…” functionality on other app, notably Chrome on Jellybean.

      3) Can we please have easy-to-use “save/restore draft to local storage” buttons to avert disaster?


      I’m using a fully updated Nexus 7 and about 1/3rd of the time I am using a Bluetooth hardware keyboard for posting – nice collapsible one.

      The first problem comes when editing the main body of a new post, the editor pane covers the whole display and provides formatting buttons, etc, but there is no way to dismiss it other than to hit the soft Back button, or Esc on the keyboard which does the same thing as Back.

      This pops up the “do you really want to stop editing this post” dialogue which I very carefully cancel.

      The same problem – there being no safe way to get out of the editor pane – affected the market version of the app on Nexus a few weeks ago, but I discovered when I got the beta that on the nexus, when using a *software* keyboard, you now get a soft button to dismiss the software keyboard and the wordpress app is picking up on *that* to switch back to the main editor.

      But this button is not visible with a hardware keyboard, obviously, which traps me in the editor pane. It’s a bit of a nuisance because I risk losing the whole posting when I try to sort it out. Having a “Done” button in the format bar would fix it.

      Second problem, afflicts both software keyboard and hardware:

      When I’ve tried to pop into WordPress to paste from a Browser window using the “Share With …” browser feature, the Back button is lethal.

      I share a video, say; then hit Categories, add categorisation, and accidentally hit Back rather than Done – and the whole post aborts/vanishes, and you drop back to the Browser. Not sure this one is fixable except via better human factors and bigger Done buttons, it depends which app is catching the Back event I suppose.

      Thirdly: I would love a way to save/restore posts to local storage in some trivial way during editing. That way when I _know_ I have to pop over to the browser to fetch a URL, I can guarantee that worst case scenario I just have to hit Save before leaving, and Restore/Confirm when I come back to get exactly where I was before some disaster befell.

      I hope these three reports/ideas make sense. I’ll post some pictures next just because they help illustrate.

      Thanks, Alec

    • Stefano Costa 12:28 pm on September 11, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Maybe too late but … with self-hosted WordPress and Jetpack I can’t access my stats. App always says password is incorrect. Stats of wordpress.com blogs work out of the box.

  • Dan 8:12 am on June 20, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: , beta   

    Here’s a beta build of 2.1.3. Changes:

    • Fixes some of the crashes I reported earlier
    • Fixes an issue where some self-hosted blogs were not able to connect up with the app.
    • Adds an ‘Add Account’ option to the bottom of the blog selector.

    Give it a go and report any issues here.



    • galloclau 9:33 am on June 25, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      When i try to connect to my self hosted blog, i get the error message “Sorry, no WordPress site was found at the URL you provided”…
      and thats it…

    • lasseclaes 6:10 pm on June 25, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi I’ve been trying this out (and the previous version) with no luck uploading videos – image upload works fine (though I would like the option to use as ‘post thumbnail’)

      Is there an easy starterguide somewhere? – like…
      1. use these video camera settings
      2. Add this to your .htaccess.

      All right – here is what I’ve done:
      1. HTC Desire – Android 2.2.2 (cleared som space – 24 MB free on phone storage), XML-RPC (and Atom) are enabled
      2. Added to .htaccess: (and I think my problem is somewhere here actually – I just don’t know what are the correct values)


      AddType audio/ogg oga ogg
      AddType audio/mp4 m4a
      AddType audio/3gpp 3gp


      AddType video/webm webm
      AddType video/3gpp 3gp
      AddType video/3gpp2 3g2
      AddType video/ogg ogv
      AddType video/mp4 mp4 mp4v m4v mpg4
      AddType video/mpeg mpeg mpg mpe m1v m2v
      AddType video/h264 h264

      When I add a new post with a video in the app (I use the same procedure for images which works fine) :
      a: title
      b: content + record video (have also tried with the quick video with no luck)
      c: select categories
      d: publish (my theme does not support post_format – so “standard”)
      … the info messages are something like:

      Uploading post
      Uploading media item #1
      Uploading post (flashes short)
      Media Error – Post Media Error: (The error message is empty: “Error”)

      And the video is saved on my phone, but not uploaded/saved to the web site/post/database.
      (I’ve tried with h.264 and MPEG4 as camera settings)

      Some others have also been struggling with this: http://android.forums.wordpress.org/topic/post-media-error-in-htc-phone – Time for a U2 quote: but I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…

      So – what I really would like to do is to upload a video quickly in a format that is not flash (so that it is viewable on Apple products) – can you help?

      • Dan 7:56 am on June 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Can you send me a test account for your blog (andorid@automattic.com)? I can look through the log to see what the error message returned from your blog is.

    • lasseclaes 12:16 pm on June 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi Dan
      Thanks for responding. I’ve send a test account to you and I really hope we can fix this. Forgot to write in the mail that I think that a quick start guide, like
      1. use these video camera settings
      2. Add this to your .htaccess. – or the relation between the two (I guess there are many set ups)
      would be helpful.

  • Dan 12:11 am on May 16, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: 2.1.1, beta   

    Hey testers! Here’s a build of version 2.1.1, a small bug fix release:

    • Fixes crash when editing an uploaded post while the post list was refreshing.
    • Fix for self-hosted stats not showing the WordPress.com login prompt.
    • Custom XML-RPC URLs are now allowed in the Add Account process.
    • Better cleaning of XML-RPC response XML.

    The APK can be downloaded here. Let us know here if you notice anything weird.

  • Dan 11:49 pm on April 28, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: , beta   

    We have beta 2 of version 2.1 ready for testing! It includes a few changes from the first beta:

    • New app icon
    • Fixed comment view layout to better support translated strings
    • Fixed crash when rotating device in certain situations
    • Fixed WordPress.com Reader detail view from not showing the post correctly on first run
    • Webviews no longer use caching to save memory

    Give it a go! If there’s no issues reported, we will submit the app to the market mid-week.

    Download the beta here or scan the QR code:


    • Lars 12:50 am on April 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Hi Dan,

      I have installed Beta 2 but I can only see when I open the Editor the Icons for the more Tag and for quote
      The other works also but I.can’t see it.

      Write me on my email Lars[at]lars-mueller.mobi and I send you an Screenshot

      Greets Lars

      • Dan 12:59 am on April 29, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I found an issue in the German translation file and fixed it. Can you please reinstall from the same link above and try again?

    • Espen Klem 2:28 am on May 2, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Works very well, except for one thing. I get an error-message quite often, telling me that I got a “Failure in SSL-library”: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eklem/6986553214/in/set-72157617027548914/ I’ts when I click the stats-button. The net connection is fine.

  • Isaac Keyet 11:32 am on April 28, 2012 Permalink |
    Tags: , app icon, beta,   

    In preparation for 2.1 Beta 2 we updated the icons a little bit more. This update is in line with the new Android Design Guidelines. Hope you like the improvements – ground work by Dan.

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