Has it only been one week since my last real posting?
If you use the iOS Mobile App for WordPress to write your blog posts, read and reply to the comments you receive, or keep up with the blogs you follow regularly the newest update is a real pain in the arse.
While waiting for road service to arrive and replace batteries in Joe’s truck up in Portland, Oregon last week I was going to catch up on my blog reading. An automatic message appeared telling me of a new update to the WordPress App. I had the choice of updating the app or ignoring the message. Should have ignored it.
The update locked me totally out! Touching the WordPress icon took me to an opening blank screen which never changed. Waiting a minute or two for the app to become active I was then popped out to the “Home” page.
Several days I attempted to use the App with the same results. Locked out.
I have searched through the WordPress Forum for help and tips to make this App work. There is nothing there except a myriad of similar complaints.
I searched through Google for answers to this problem. Nothing could be found to fix this problem.
This morning I deleted the App from my phone and read the warning that all data would be lost by deleting the old App. I reinstalled the App and had to register my site information. This App is working at this time.
However, all the blogs I follow have been lost. That is the “data that will be lost” by deleting the older version of the WordPress App.
When selecting the “Blogs I Follow” link on the WordPress App I received an Error Message and informed my information had been compromised. ~heavy sigh~
Five hours later all is well. I can read the blogs I follow. Next is to see if I can leave a comment on them.
So far this new, and frustrating, App seems to be no different than the older version.
FYI….the rabid remarks on the iTunes App for WordPress will tell you there is trouble ahead if you are thinking to get the update. Well….not today. The remarks have been removed and this App has received two stars (**) out of five.
Recently I have been notified there is an update to the previous update. Supposedly fixes the crash problems from the other ones. I’m not in a hurry to get the update.