As expected, WordPress has launched an updated iOS app with support for uploading videos from your iPhone of iPod touch, among other improvements.

WordPress 2.6 is available as a free download from the App Store, and supports WordPress 3.0 and WordPress 2.92 multisites. The most notable new feature is the new media library interface. Instead of simply uploading photos from your phone, you can now click the media tab to upload photos or videos.

I did notice that the photo upload feature was a bit quirky. I tried to take a snapshot of my screen, and WordPress converted the 960 x 640 pixel image into a squashed 640 x 480 pixel picture before uploading it, so it kind of looked awful on myblog.

One of the more exciting under the hood improvements is a new autosave feature. WordPress also says there have been a number of bug fixes.

Overall WordPress 2.6 is a nice step up from the previous WordPress app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, but it’s still missing a rich text editor. You still need to enter HTML code to add links, italicize words, or to enter pretty much anything other than plain text.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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