Editing your WordPress blog with WordPress for iOS has long been a frustrating experience, and not only because it has a screen that is a fraction of the standard size of a computer screen. The problem was that the app was missing some key features that make the desktop version so wonderful.

One of the huge additions to WordPress 2.6 is the ability to upload video, something that iPhone 4 users with their lovely new video recorders have been dying to get to. With 2.6, you can record, upload, attach, and play videos with the app. In addition to video, the WordPress team has updated the Media Library to function more like the web version, meaning that you can now see the media object’s file size, dimensions, and are able to insert media items above or below content.

The other huge issue with WordPress for iOS was a sloppy handling of drafts. With 2.6, WordPress now saves drafts locally, on your device, before shooting them out to the internet, potentially saving you much embarassment. Only when WordPress verifies that the post has actually made it, and then checks again just to make sure, will the app clear the local draft off your iPhone. If you still mess the process up somehow, the new version supports autosave, and has an easily navigable screen that will help you get your previous post back.

So for all you WordPress junkies out there, be sure to update or pick up your free copy of WordPress today. If you’ve tried WordPress for iOS before but couldn’t figure out how to set up your blog (no shame in that, it was complicated), the new update streamlines that process too, so hop on board.

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