WordPress Support for Apple News


Today we’re excited to announce the addition of Apple News support for WordPress. News is an all-new app built right into iOS 9 that delivers news and magazine stories to millions of readers. Publishers can create beautiful layouts with custom typography, photo galleries, videos, and animations—and with support for News now tightly integrated into WordPress, you only need to author once and your content will automatically be optimized for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.

For WordPress.com VIP customers, you can enable the plugin from your WordPress dashboard, or directly in your theme. It’s also available on Github.

We’d like to thank our friends and partners at NY Post and Alley Interactive, as well as the team at Beezwax, who spearheaded, sponsored, and built this plugin—and have generously made it available for everyone in the WordPress community to use.

Apple News Format is Coming Soon
Apple News Format is not yet available to everyone. Click here to sign up as a publisher and get notified when Apple News Format becomes available.

Recent Mobile Launches on WordPress.com VIP

We’ve been really impressed with the mobile sites that have launched on VIP recently, many of which are responsive websites. Here’s a quick roundup of recent mobile launches on WordPress.com VIP.

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 6.45.54 PMQuartz

Quartz’s fully responsive theme is blindingly fast, and scales whether you’re looking at it on a phone, tablet or laptop. The site looks and feels like an application. You can read more about Quartz’s innovative design here and here.


LocalTV’s mobile app (available in both the iTunes and Android stores), is powered by a custom mobile theme that is wrapped into an app. It also receives “rich” push notifications, meaning they can push HTML updates.

Time.com Person of the Year MobileTime.com’s Person of the Year

TIME.com’s Person of the Year site was launched in just two weeks using a responsive theme.

Our Q&A with TIME.com Managing Editor Cathy Sharick

Time.com’s responsive redesign announcement

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RIM’s BlackBerry blogs join WordPress.com VIP Services

We’re excited to share that RIM’s BlackBerry consumer blogs are now on WordPress.com VIP Hosting!

We also had the chance to stop by the BlackBerry PlayBook party at the South by Southwest conference this past week and we know they have big things in store and we’re excited they’re using WordPress as their corporate communication tool.

Welcome to the WordPress family!

If you have a BlackBerry, don’t forget you can use the WordPress for BlackBerry application to post content to your WordPress site from wherever you are.

[Go to the Inside BlackBerry blog]

[Go to the Inside BlackBerry Help blog]

[Go to the Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog]

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WordPress Mobile Options

Looking to blog from your mobile device ? You are in luck ! WordPress offers lots of different ways to keep blogging even on the go.

On WordPress.com we have m.wordpress.com. It’s a very light and speedy version of the admin dashboard, and works well on smart phones like the iPhone, BlackBerry and Treo.

On the mobile WordPress.com site you can post, manage comments, see stats, and basically do everything you normally would do. Just point your mobile browser to m.wordpress.com and login with your username and password.

For self-hosted WordPress there are several plugins for mobile usage including WPhone and the iPhone / Mobile Admin plugin:

Mobile Admin adapts the WordPress admin UI to be more friendly to mobile devices, specifically phones.

The iPhone / iPod Touch browser was the first target, but most other mobile browsers are supported at a basic level, and plugins can be used to customize for specific browsers where desired.

In addition, there are a ton of exciting mobile WordPress projects being worked on within the larger WordPress community — stay tuned !