Great news for anyone who likes posting to their WordPress blog from their iPad, as the WordPress Weblog has announced that WordPess has been working with Onswipe to design a special iPad-optimized view, which it says is “app-like in its functionality, but pure HTML5 goodness on the backend.” The view is immediately available and active on the 18 million WordPress blogs.
To check out the available options and play around with them, all that you need to do is log into your WordPress blog, then navigate to Appearances > iPad in the Dashboard. Once there, you’ll find that you can, among other things, use an image from your posts as a cover, upload a logo or loading-graphic image, switch fonts, and choose from nine different skin colours. On tapping to view a post, you’ll be presented with its full content, plus a “slick” commenting interface and Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.com social sharing tools. According to WordPress, the plugin will also be available for self-hosted WordPress.org sites. And here’s a final quote from WordPress that sums up why they chose the iPad first for this special treatment:
Source: Wow Your iPad*Readers — Blog — WordPress.com“In the coming months we’ll be expanding to work with other popular tablet devices, but we chose to focus on the iPad first because… well it’s cool.”