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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.

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More, NextPage tags and named anchors

This page is subject to frequent change.

I had a page with References at the bottom. I don’t want References to get in between my call to action and Comments – and most people don’t want to read them anyway. So I thought I could use the nextpage feature to shift References to a “second” page of the same post.

Great, but then the named anchor jumps stopped working eg say I refer to a footnote[1].

Clearly split pages change the url… but how? This test hopes to find that out.
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Tested upload documents to WordPress.com on Xoom

Short answer: Only possible via email, which is easy to enable via the xoom.

Long answer, with lots of switching between app, dashboard and email, for those who might be curious:

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Tested WordPress for Android

WordPress it’s a complex tool, it’s like the back of a digital SLR… but that doesn’t work on a phone

–Matt Mullenweg, on announcing imminent simplified WordPress version, reported by Bobbie Johnson. I believe, though it might only be hope, that Matt was speaking of simplified write/edit interface, for managing content via phone or tablet. No dates though.

My request: Simpler, okay, but please don’t lose important structural functionality. I use headings and bullets more than in-line styling.

But back to the point in being here: testing WordPress for Android
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Tested “Quickpress” on Xoom tablet

Cannot recommend it:

It was a nightmare for me, but that might be because I’m too wordy and I don’t get my words right first go.

With QuickPress on Xoom tablet you can:

  • Compose a sentence – but don’t try to change after you leave a line.
  • Easily add comma-separated tags.
  • Pinch enlarge/shrink.
  • See a screen that looks like it should be easy to use. For example, following is the screen after I had typed a few lines:

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Problems with QuickPress on Xoom tablet:

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