I resolved my WordPress Android App issue, but I am not sure if it will work for you?

Longest title ever. For a while now I have been without the ability to update my WordPress blogs from the WordPress app on my Android tablet, Nexus 7 First Gen. Some weird bug or disconnect between the blog, Android OS and app somewhere. I really could never figure it out truthfully.

I have though, read about people having similar issues but no one really had a good fix for this issue. The terrible WordPress Support forum admins are such effing Nazi’s that I could never get any useful help from there. So a few friends and I have been SOL for months. Today I thought since I recently upgraded to Android KitKat and completely reset the Nexus I might give it another shot.

It worked and here is what I did!

I am not sure this first part may be optional but:

  1. I updated to KitKat
  2. Reset tablet to Factory, wiped everything
  3. I first ran the battery of test spelled out in this WordPress FAQ
    • http://android.wordpress.org/faq/
    • My blog came back with no problems or errors
  4. I logged into my blog admin through the computer and changed the template to the default 2013 one, did nothing.
  5. I changed my password and then I could log in through the app.
  6. To test I did a fake test post and it worked.
  7. I then changed from the default theme to another one, but not the one I use and did another post and it worked.
  8. Now I went back to my actual theme that I use and it worked. I could do new posts from the app, update them, and delete them with not problem

I don’t know if it was a combination of everything or what but I can now use the Android WordPress app on my Tablet. Step #3 is purely passive against the blog so it didn’t do anything. But I suspect maybe a combination of KitKat and the new password, but I really don’t know for sure.





So I am a big fan of WordPress, it’s what powers this site. Further more I, as well, like my Motorola Android cell phone. I like the productivity it allows me and general cohesiveness of the services I use in my life. To mix those two of my likes together I use the WordPress app on my Droid phone. It’s a pretty good app. Obviously I can’t take full control of every bit of WordPress CMS using the app that wouldn’t be possible, but it’s editorial functions are great. Adding and editing posts and pages are easy, uploading videos and photo are as well. There’s only one short coming and that’s the actual inputting of text. Now, I think neither the phone nor the app is to blame.

What I am thinking as a fix is to acquire a Bluetooth keyboard. They are normally a little more compact than a regular PC keyboard, battery powered and obviously wireless via the Bluetooth protocol.

Further more what i’m thinking is a folding clamshell keyboard. I think this would be prefect. Not only does the size shrink by half(thickness isn’t a concern) but folding in on itself protects the keys from getting popped off. Something rechargeable would be even better. Maybe via plugging in to a USB port.

Maybe a budget of 40 dollars is reasonable, if you come across this post and know of animal please a link in the comments.