Months ago, I gave up on the idea that Apple’s iPad could stand in for my laptop and get work done. My primary trade is blogging — oh yes, it sounds as strange to me as it does to you — and the iPad is not up for the job. Artwork: Chip Taylor
This was largely due to inadequacies with WordPress, the blogging platform we use at Technologizer. I’m a big fan of the platform on PC Web browsers, but the iPad app needs more features, and the Web site can’t access the iPad’s photo album. The release of WordPress 2.6 for iOS adds video and swats bugs, among other things, so I decided to revisit iPad blogging with renewed enthusiasm.
A few minutes playing around with the app was all it took for me to give up once again.
My main gripe with WordPress on the iPad is still the use of HTML instead of rich text. Links, italics, block quotes, bullet points — none of it’s available without a working knowledge of HTML. I’m surprised this update doesn’t even add buttons to insert HTML templates. If you want to link to another story, a practice that is the cornerstone of blogging, you better know your HREFs. Seguir leyendo “WordPress iOS Update Brings Video, Still Flubs the Basics”