WordPress for iOS 2.6.3. Claims to Fix 11 Big Bugs: Really? Finally? We'll See

WordPress, for all its success in the blog creation world, can’t seem to build a decent mobile app. Its iPhone app became buggy soon after its release in the Fall of 2008. And, its initial recent Windows Phone app could be charitably described as an unusable mess (with apologies to things that are simply a mess). WordPress has been, to their credit, candid about the problems with the last few iOS app releases. They just released an update for WordPress for iOS that includes a ton of bug and crash fixes, as well as some performance improvements.

Version 2.6.3 is now available!

Here’s the list fixes in 2.6.3:

Fix for multisite login issue.
Fix for crash when deleting media items.
Fix for occasional “Communication Error” for WordPress.org sites.
Fix for crash when selecting Pages tab after deleting a draft.
Fix for crash when entering settings during blog setup.
Fix for issues when uploading videos to WordPress.com without a VideoPress upgrade.
Fix for occasional NSXMLParserErrorDomain error for WordPress.org sites.
Fix for favicon refresh issues.
Fix for incorrect permissions related to contributors and publishing.
Fix for crash when replying to comments.
Fix for HTTP Auth setting incorrectly set to on by default.
Improvements in XML-RPC handling.
Several other minor patches and fixes.

I’ve seen a lot of these problems. I’ll probably wait until after the holidays to actually see if 2.6.3 works to avoid being annoyed if it still doesn’t work.

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