Blogging 2019 |WordPress Mobile + Troubleshooting Posting Errors

I’m making blog posts again using WordPress app for mobile.

I find this as the easiest way to keep me blogging for now. I can’t sit in front of the monitor when my youngest child is awake. I mean what is it with kids and moms sitting down? It’s like they have this radar that tells them when moms are sitting down or drinking coffee. The moment moms do things for themselves, kids just start asking for things. 😁

So yeah, I’m using WP mobile app again because it has been taking me weeks to finish posts on my computer for the past months/years. Add to that, the new Gutenberg editor that WordPress released which further delayed my publishing of posts because I was trying to figure out how everything worked for my blog’s theme. “That’s it! I’m going back to the app!” πŸ˜‚ (See, this is one reason why I am hesitant to post technical stuff here. People will comment: the people in Africa have nothing to eat and your stressed about your blog?!?) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Errors and Updates

Last year, I couldn’t post using the WordPress mobile app. There would always be an error when uploading photos and other bugs that were being fixed so I just stopped using it for awhile. I recently checked if uploading would be smooth this time. It got better somehow.

Uploading tweaks

Now, uploading via WP mobile app is around 90% smooth okay, 80 %. 🀫

Maximum photo upload is 2MB. This is frustrating for people who bought phones for the sake of having cameras. (Like me?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜­) For iphone users, you can easily upload photos taken using the SQUARE mode (portrait and photo options will be too large to be uploaded).

Screenshot. Try making a screenshot of the photo you want to upload in case you took your photo using a different mode. Then crop if needed. Uploading the screenshot is way faster. 😁

It says error in publishing, but it was actually published. Okay, most of my posts were duplicated because a message appeared that it was not published and so I tried publishing it again. When I refreshed my blog and Twitter (for automatic shares), I saw two posts. I just deleted the other one. So, before hitting publish again, check if the post got published.

Reader

I still love reading and leaving comments on blog posts using the WP app. The Reader tab is user-friendly. You can follow the blogs that you like and it will appear on your Reader feed.

More posts

I’ve been posting more often now. (3-4 posts in one week?!?) πŸ˜‚

Anyway, instead of posting in other social media platforms and their STORY feature that I really like, I thought of just posting the same thing here instead because…I just remembered that I’m paying to maintain my site?! πŸ˜‚ Yeah, this writing hobby cost me (my husband πŸ˜‚) every year. You can have a blog for free. You will just have a ‘wordpress’ at the end of your URL. Like www.islesgilian.wordpress.com but since, I bought my own, I just have www.islesgilian.com πŸ™‚

Photos & Videos

I’m still wondering though how photos and videos will appear here. Bear with the posts if photos do not appear. On my side of the screen, it looks fine. Please do drop comments if you see errors on photos and links so I can fix them.

Speaking of videos, here are the links of my recent Youtube uploads:

G-LOG #16: Time + Priorities

Quick tour| Musemage app

Unboxing: Disney’s Tsum Tsum Digital Safe

Wonder With Gil in Jeddah | Mawakeb Al Ajer (Charity shop)

Wonder With Gil in Jeddah | Chuck E. Cheese

That’s all for now. I planned for this post to be long so I can see how long posts would appear using the WordPress mobile app. So, this is more like a test post for WP mobile app. πŸ˜‚

Have a great day ahead!

I hope this post helps those who are using or planning to use the WP mobile app. 😁

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