Improved Offline Publishing

The path to a better offline experience in our mobile apps.

The best technology is invisible and reliable. You almost forget it’s there, because things just work. Bad technology never disappears into the background — it’s always visible, and worse, it gets in your way. We rarely stop to think “My, what good Wifi!” But we sure notice when the Wifi is iffy.

Good technology in an app requires solid offline support. A WordPress app should give you a seamless, reliable posting experience, and you shouldn’t have to worry whether you’re online or offline while using WordPress Mobile. And if we’ve done our jobs right, you won’t have to! 

We all need fewer worries in life, so if you haven’t already head to https://apps.wordpress.com/get/ to download the apps.

Offline Publishing

On the go and without a connection?  No worries! The apps will now remember your choices and once you’re back online, your content will be saved and published as requested.  But if you changed your mind about publishing a post while you’re still offline, you can still safely cancel it.

The new Offline Publishing flow.

This improved publishing flow comes together with a revamped UI for your post status.  You’ll be able to clearly see which posts are pending, saving or publishing.

Smoother Messaging

We removed several alerts that were being presented while you were offline.  These blocking alerts required you to take action but often provided no insights on either what the problem was, or how to resolve it.

They have been replaced with contextual non-blocking messages both within the UI, and in notices appearingright above the toolbar.

As a result, you’ll see less disruptive and uninformative alerts, and more inline and informative messages, such as the one shown above.

Safeguards

We also added some safeguards to ensure there are no surprises!

You can cancel offline publishing.

Modifying posts that are scheduled for publishing will cancel the publishing action. Don’t worry, though – you can always reschedule the post for publishing.

All queued save and publishing operations will be canceled if your device stays offline for more than 48 hours.  We want you to be in complete control of what gets published and when.


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  1. Beckwith407

    Sounds to me like a useful feature.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Beckwith407

    If you publish from offline, do you have to wait for internet for it to be put on your site?

    -Aidan

    Liked by 8 people

    • diegoreymendez

      Yes. Offline publishing just remembers your choice so that when you go online the post will be published. But you still need a connection for the post to be actually published.

      Liked by 7 people

  3. Nwanne Abert

    Offline publishing is an advanced digital technological modern form of publishing in this age. It is cost effective, and reliable. I therefore, suggest that authors and publishers should embrace it.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. JanBeek

    Thank you. This was very helpful information. ❤

    Liked by 3 people

  5. vibrantgroup9 (VG9)

    This is great, weldone. Will be of great help especially in my country where power is never certain and the cost of data keeps skyrocketing.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. kedhikari

    Thank you very much Mendez for the helpful post. As an amateur I learned a lot from it.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. வித்யாசாகர்

    Hello,

    I’m not able to post my stories in the new format, which was good in the last six months before. Can I get to change it?

    Best Regards,

    Venkat. G

    On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 at 21:32, The WordPress.com Blog wrote:

    > diegoreymendez posted: ” The best technology is invisible and reliable. > You almost forget it’s there, because things just work. Bad technology > never disappears into the background — it’s always visible, and worse, it > gets in your way. We rarely stop to think “My, what good Wifi!” >

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Samuelito

    Cool! Thanks for all of this! This gives me more confidence in using the mobile app.

    How do I delete local changes? I have no idea how to do this except to put the post in the trash even if it un-publishes my post and then take it back out and republish. Sometimes I work on a post from a computer and I’m satisfied and don’t need the local changes anymore, so I want to see and edit the most up-to-date version.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. Josh

    Can i get the app on google play?

    Liked by 4 people

  10. Dino

    Thanks a million, you’ve been one of the best sources of tidbits on WordPress. Real helpful

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Mark Langer

    Thank you

    On Thu, 30 Jan 2020 at 22:35, The WordPress.com Blog wrote:

    > diegoreymendez posted: ” The best technology is invisible and reliable. > You almost forget it’s there, because things just work. Bad technology > never disappears into the background — it’s always visible, and worse, it > gets in your way. We rarely stop to think “My, what good Wifi!” >

    Liked by 7 people

  12. My Store

    Your content is valuable. Thanks.

    Liked by 6 people

  13. mauriaah

    Great read! Always wanted to know this

    Liked by 10 people

  14. Lily

    Thank you so much very informative

    Liked by 7 people

  15. max

    WordPress Offline Publishing is very useful for me!

    Liked by 11 people

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