This is the Blog Oklahoma Bonus for September 4, 2017
WordPress blogging on the go
If you use WordPress as your blogging platform, did you know about their mobile app? It’s a great tool for when you need to manage your blog or just post something while you’re on the go. The WordPress app is available for both iOS and Android, and you can find quite easily in their respective app stores.
Now the WordPress app is designed to connect to your WordPress.com blog, but with an additional plug-in call Jetpack you can connect your self hosted WordPress blog to a free WordPress.com account and still use this app.
You can manage your entire site from the app, including but not limited to editing blog posts & pages, managing comments, or uploading pictures to your media library. You can even adjust your Theme. It's quite a powerful tool.
On a post level it has very easy to use editor. You can do simple formatting like bold, italic, bullet points, and of course linking and adding pictures all from your phone. The editor even works with the voice dictation function on your phone.
So if you're on the go a lot and don't want to have to open up your laptop just to manage your WordPress blog, download the WordPress app on your phone. You'll find it easy to use and very useful.
I'll have links to all this including some additional tutorials in the show notes at blogoklahoma.net in the Bonus section.
Links from this episode
- WordPress for iOS or Android
- WordPress for Android: Getting Started with WordPress for Android - YouTube
- WordPress for iOS: Getting Started with WordPress for iOS- YouTube
- Jetpack (plug-in) by WordPress.com
- Installing the Jetpack plugin
- Connect Jetpack to WordPress.com in 60 seconds (updated 2017)- YouTube
- How To Use The WordPress Mobile App - WPCompendium.org
Hey we're into a new month so let's take a look at what's coming up in September 2017 according to the calendar hanging on my office wall:
- Monday, September 4: Labor Day
- Sunday, September 10: Grandparents Day
- Monday, September 11: Patriot Day
- Tuesday, September 12: National Day of Encouragement
- Tuesday, September 19: International Talk Like a Pirate Day
- Thursday, September 21: Rosh Hashanah
- Friday, September 22: First Day of Fall (Autumn Equinox)
- Wednesday, September 27: See You at the Pole Day
- Saturday, September 30: Yom Kippur
There's a New Moon on Wednesday, September 6; and a Full Moon on Wednesday, September 20.
This episode's bonus interesting articles
- Oklahoma City Dodgers' Wilmer Font Named PCL Pitcher of the Year - Oklahoma City Dodgers News
- JPL proposes exploring Venus with a clockwork rover - SpaceFlight Insider
- Relive Total Eclipse With Google’s Crowdsourced ‘Megamovie’ - Geek.com
- ‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees. - NYTimes
- The 3D-Printed Curta Calculator - Tested
This episode's bonus musical selection
- New To The Playlist:
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