Tested WordPress Dashboard on Xoom (and post by email)
This test focussed on content management beyond publishing pages or posts. Namely, managing tags, categories, contributor permissions and user interaction from the Dashboard.
All can be done quite easily, after pinch expanding the view to access the buttons which are really too small on the tablet. Thanks to Edward Kim’s No Root Screenshot It, I have pictures to share.
I am additionally trying this post by email. Apparently short codes can be used to apply categories and tags, and manage a whole lot more. Shall I send this in as a draft? I did not think it possible. I will because I am not sure how the attached images will display, and I will want to add captions too.
How it looked before I sent it:
Post by email Success
…and failure 😦
- My hypertext html did not work. This may have something to do with the Xoom gmail editor.
- I tried to upload 6 images. Only the last appeared. None of the others arrived at all
- the alt tag is blank. 🙂
- It might not be a completely bad thing–one might learn to compose lighter pages.
Nevertheless, now that I have re-uploaded the images one by one with the app, I shall leave my imaginary beach and get back to the PC to properly convey the initial point of this post: that managing content via the Dashboard on a tablet works quite well.
And how irritating, all of the titles and captions I entered with the app have disappeared!
lots of tiny
Many times, I forgot to pinch expand first, so I missed the menu I was aiming for and wasted time waiting for the Xoom to begin and stop opening the page.
Pinch to expand
Quick and bulk edit of tags and categories
It is also easy to bulk edit to change the information architecture… of course over time, with more content it could get laborious, but it would be so even at a PC.
Manage contributor roles and permissions
There is, of course, more to CMS contribution management than this shows.
— Would you like to join Librarian Finds?
Manage user interaction
What do you think?
Is there something else I should check?