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WordPress v4.9 Adds Fingerprint Unlocking & More

January 13, 2016 - Written By Alexander Maxham

WordPress, one of the most popular platforms for blogs and even websites as it does work very well as a CMS (Content Management System), has updated their Android app today. This update brings the app to version 4.9. And there are quite a few new features brought forth in this new update to WordPress. One of the bigger ones is the fingerprint unlocking. Allowing users to unlock their screen with their fingerprint. No mention on whether this is for Nexus Imprint or Samsung’s fingerprint API or both.

A few other features available in this version of WordPress include a new Media Detail screen. Which WordPress says is “better looking”. The Media Detail screen tells you the size of your media as well as the file name for that media. This works for audio, images and video. Additionally, users are now able to do multiple uploads. So if you need to upload several images to your WordPress site, you can do so from the app now. Making things much easier.

WordPress has also fixed things for users that are set as Authors. WordPress will no longer ask them for their credentials. And finally, for deleted posts, those actually make it to the trash this time. Nice to have the ability to delete a post and have it actually go into the trash, where you wanted to send it. Of course, this update also brings along several bug fixes and performance improvements as usual with any app update. Not a lengthy changelog, but there are some great new features here in this version of WordPress, which is nice to see. We don’t always need a super long changelog with tons of new features, but it is nice to see a few in each update. And fix a few other features.

Now, the WordPress app likely won’t replace your laptop or desktop for doing your blogging. But it is a nice tool to have for those that do use WordPress for your personal blogs. As you’ll be able to access your blog from anywhere. You can download the updated WordPress app from the Google Play Store now.