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Wordpress releases an IOS 2.8 update

Not plugging security fixes anymore
Thu May 19 2011, 12:20

OPEN SOURCE web site content management system (CMS) Wordpress has released an IOS 2.8 update.

Not that Apple doesn't already have enough consumer apps for its Ithings but Wordpress' IOS 2.8 update is one of the best of the bunch, and it's open source to boot.

The Wordpress IOS 2.8 update has a quick photo button, a statististical metrics breakdown feature and the app has been translated in to ten languages including Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Japanese.

Wordpress calls its quick photo button "action-centric", by which it means fanbois will find it easier to use. Instead of selecting the blog first, punters choose a task in the app, which then puts out the blog entry afterwards.

The statistics feature gives users a breakdown of analytics in real time. It's not comprehensive, though the Wordpress IOS 2.8 update does offer weekly, daily and monthly charts. Fanbois can also swipe over the charts and get a breakdown of daily views by date and view top posts by referrers and search terms.

Wordpress said the statistics feature runs natively for all Wordpress blogs. However, if fanbois self--host their blogs, Wordpress recommends downloading Jetpack or a standalone statistics plug-in and said it will add more app functionality in the near future.

The Wordpress team spent the last couple of updates addressing security issues for its Apple IOS software. Security protection for an Apple operating system? Yes, even though Apple's IOS is more prone to bugs and exploits these days, this will still surprise fanbois who think using IOS is like living in Canada. µ


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