Archive for April, 2007

WordPress Mobile Useful on the PC as Well

April 17, 2007

I am writing this post using the mobile version of WordPress.com on my PC. In addition to its usefulness for pocket PCs and similar devices, this site is great if you want to write a quick post or add a link to your blogroll without having to wade through the forms on the main site.

Posting to WordPress.com Blogs with Pocket PCs or Notetakers

April 12, 2007

When I got a PAC Mate a few months ago, one of the first things I tried to do — once I could connect it to the Internet — was to post to this blog. I couldn’t do it; I couldn’t get the focus in the right place. But thanks to Miranda Borka, a participant on the wonderful PAC Mate Users mailing list, I am posting this message with my PAC Mate. This is possible by using a mobile version of WordPress.com.

The mobile site has very few links and is easy to use. You log in with your username (usually the name of your blog) and password. Then you’re on a page where you can view blog stats, write a post, or add a link to your blogroll.

Writing a post is easy; there are edit fields for title, content, and tags/categories, followed by Save as Draft and Publish buttons. Adding links to your blogroll is also straightforward. My only complaint is that there isn’t a View Site button; you have to go to your blog manually to see how your post looks. Still, it’s a wonderful site.

I’m sure the site will work with BrailleNotes, Pocket PCs running MobileSpeak, and any other portable device with a reasonably up-to-date browser. It’s great that WordPress.com has added this capability.