Simpler On-the-Go Publishing: Background Media Uploading for Android

Add an image to a post or page, or ten images, or a hundred — you no longer have to wait around in the editor while your media uploads.

Version 8.1 of the WordPress for Android app is now available, with some great enhancements to publishing: background media uploading.

Adding images to a post or page? Now, you can publish — and move on to other things — while your media uploads. No more waiting inside the editor while images gradually upload! Tap the Publish button and the app takes care of finishing the uploads and publishing, leaving you free to leave the post editor and get on with other things.

You can do the same thing while saving drafts. And yes, you can have multiple posts uploading media in the background at once.

We’ve also spruced up the interface, adding notifications so you always know the status of your posts and uploads. Visit your post list at any time for a progress report on all your uploads.

These features work best with the new Beta editor, codenamed “Aztec,” so be sure to enable it in your app for the full experience — check out the details and get instructions on enabling it.

If you haven’t already, download WordPress for Android from the Play Store, give it a try and let us know what you think!

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  1. Nata

    yay finally!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. melika93

    I just wanted to say that I’m really happy that you chose a Muslim woman for the accompanying picture to this. It upsets me sometimes how little coverage Muslim women get, and on the rare occasions that we are shown, it usually involves a racial stereotype, so I love that you chose to use us to represent a completely non-religious related topic. It enhances the fact that we really are just normal citizens who live the same everyday lives as everybody else. Thank you! 🙂

    Liked by 23 people

  3. sayeedahsparkles

    Wow that is so cool

    Liked by 5 people

  4. cindexblog

    Thank You.

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  6. Teslim Opemipo Omipidan

    Awwww,….. This is so so so cool! Thank you WordPress.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. Danijela

    Love it! It’s very helpful not having to wait for uploads before uploading! 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Mel Gutiér

    I love it! The damn thing is addictive! I’ve posted via the app before while shopping.

    Thanks WP for the loved distraction from every day life! 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  9. birdlady612

    Thanks for the great info. 🙋🐦

    Liked by 1 person

  10. lifeandmejds

    Im using it now..Ive been wanting to write on my page but getting on my laptop and upload pics takes years lol.and most of my pics are in my phone.. so with this app on my phone I can directly upload pics and write even while I’m on my way to work 😁..Really Great!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. shiplisso

    Nice upgrade! The last thing bothering me is that I can’t justify my text with the app. It’s even worse when I edit an old post since it destroys the look I gave it. Otherwise, really liked the last updates.


  12. mojourner

    Love that we can optimize image size AND quality! Only wish it was possible to set this globally for all our sites.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. official lifestyle

    I downloaded it, its nice and I’m enjoying the new version

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Triya Travel Tips

    Thanks for fixing this

    Liked by 2 people

  15. deepanilamani

    Wonderful. Thank you so much 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Ujang Farid Budiman

    I like it 🙌

    Liked by 2 people

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