WordPress for iOS 3.9 Released

Posted on 30 Jan 14 by Sendhil Panchadsaram


WordPress for iOS 3.9 is out and now available to download from the App Store. This release is one of our largest app releases to date. This update is remarkable both for the significant changes we’ve introduced, and for the level of dedication it received from our hard-working team members.

Version 3.9 includes a major visual redesign of the app. We decided to drop the sidebar navigation and embrace a tab bar-based layout. The app’s new design allowed us to add numerous visual improvements throughout, including revamped and enhanced Reader, Comments, and Notifications sections. We also created a seamless inline commenting experience to make it easier for you to engage with the content you love. Finally, we made visual improvements to the editing experience of posts and pages.

Our team has embraced the latest and greatest technologies that Apple has provided us with iOS 7 to deliver you the best app possible. Version 3.9 and future updates will require iOS 7.

The app also includes several other changes. On top of various bug fixes and performance improvements, it now supports deep-linking from Twitter, and features an improved login screen. Be sure to try it out.

A huge thanks to the contributors who worked on this release: @pivotal-rebecca, @mikejohnstn, @aerych, @h4xnoodle, @astralbodies, @tomwitkin, @irbrad, @beaucollins,@koke, @intoxicated

If you would like to get involved with WordPress for iOS development, drop us a line at make.wordpress.org/mobile and grab a copy of the code at github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS.

Have feedback? Leave a comment below or tweet us @WordPressiOS

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33 Responses to “WordPress for iOS 3.9 Released”

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  6. local cleaning

    I all the time used to study post in news papers but now as I am a user of web so from now I am using
    net for content, thanks to web.

  7. Basti

    Are you kidding me?? Why is the admin panel all the way on a spot where it’s hard to find and you implemented a READER!? Why would I need a reader?? This is just a joke sorry

  8. EnjeuxEnergies

    Unfortunatly, there is two major bugs in the last version:

    1- The link function to add an URL for a selected text does not work steady. We must chase the field on the interface. It’s not a funny game!…

    2- The update function changes unexpectedly the original time of publication backward in the past, changing the order on the page. We must go to the Web site to edit and correct this. Not usefull…

    Thanks a lot for the other new features!

    Hope these two bugs will be corrected soon as we publish 50 to 75 new articles a day!

    1. Sendhil

      Hi EnjeuxEnergies – thanks for pointing those out. We are aware of those bugs and will be fixing them very quickly for 3.9.1.

      1. EnjeuxEnergies

        Great! Thanks!

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  10. jonboyjams

    I don’t blame you for the terrible overall look-I know that Apple has pushed its standards on all apps. Absolutely NOT liking the update. It never remembers the last page I was on and I have to choose EVERY TIME. If the next update doesn’t fix this I won’t be using the app anymore.

  11. Paul

    Love the upgrade and well done everyone on the hard work! Seems much quicker and I prefer the layout.

    There doesn’t seem to be an option to delete a self hosted blog anymore!

    Always wanted to see a feature that kept the password up to date as that was often an excuse for not using the app.

    1. Sendhil


      As far as removing your self hosted site, when you are in the “Me” tab tap the “Edit” button in the top left and you should see the remove button next to the self hosted site.

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  13. cb

    I have found a reproducible defect (at least on my iPhone) whereby updating a previous post with iPhone App 3.9 resets the timestamp to an earlier time. If you update the post enough times the timestamp shifts to the prior day – changing the URL and invalidating any links to that post.

    I have posted this here:


    A direct link to my troubleshooting efforts can be found here:


    1. Sendhil

      Hi Cb – thanks for the info, we appreciate your detailed response. We are aware of this bug and will be shipping a fix for it very soon. Sorry about any inconvenience.

      1. cb

        I am just glad that it is known! At first I was doubting my own sanity 🙂

        1. Sendhil

          No worries! Thanks for your help!

  14. cb

    EnjeuxEnergies and Sendhil,

    I committed the sin of posting before reading (sorry). I spent the weekend documenting the shifting timestamp issue (see my prior post).

    I am glad that I am not loosing my mind.

  15. cb


    Has anyone observed problems with the new link function in iPhone App 3.9?

    When I try to use it, I frequently get a completely black screen as shown below,



    1. Sendhil

      Hi Cb,

      We have, thanks for reporting that. That will also be fixed in the new release(3.9.1).

      1. cb

        Any guess as to when 3.9.1 will be available on the App Store?

        1. Sendhil

          We’re hoping to submit it here this week so it should be there by the end of next week?

  16. cb


    I just got this comment on one of my many posts about this. Can you confirm that it is a UTC offset issue that can go either way?

    “Matt February 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM Edit
    I’m having the same problem, but mine is going the other way: if I edit a post on the wordpress app on my iphone, the time for the post gets pushed out by 11 hours.

    Here’s what happened:

    I just had a scheduled post go live — scheduled via web access to my site, not via the app — and I spotted a typo. Quickly jumped on my phone to correct it and suddenly found that my published post was now unpublished and scheduled for publication in 11 hours time.

    It’s a timezone bug. In my case I’m in Australia. For whatever reason the ios app is using the local time from my phone but treating it as if it is UTC, it’s then converting that back into “local time” by adding on another 11 hours.

    I found I could work around the problem by “scheduling” the post for 11 hours in the past (local time) and it suddenly went back to being live.

    I suspect you are located somewhere in a timezone that is UTC-6? That would explain why your posts are jumping back by 6 hours every time you update them.”

  17. cb

    I have also noticed weirdness with the Notifications tab whereby I will see something like “John Smith and 2 others liked your post Blah blah blah”, but when I click on the notification the view only shows the first person to like it.

    1. Sendhil

      Yea, that’s a bug we’re going to address in a future version.

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