We promised to release updates faster, and so this is the first of many updates to come. Today we’re happy to announce gallery support for WordPress.com blogs and direct access to your WordPress Dashboard and public website.
Galleries are a great way to share pictures with your friends and followers. An image gallery will display thumbnails for all images attached to a particular post or page. Readers can tap or click any image to launch the gallery full-screen, displaying huge versions of your images.
You can create a gallery straight from your device by attaching two or more pictures to a post or a page. You can even customize the appearance of a gallery by tapping the “gallery settings” button and choosing the best options for your site.
You have great control over how the gallery will be displayed: as a thumbnail grid, as a tiled mosaic-style grid, or as a slideshow. A tiled mosaic-style grid has Rectangular, Square, and Circular formatting options, for a total of 5 choices.
Below is an example of an image gallery using the default thumbnail setting. If you click on any of the images you will be able to see what the carousel view looks like:
Gallery with square tiles
Gallery with circular tiles
Gallery as a slideshow
Click to view slideshow.
A no brainer. We added buttons on the Blog Screen to view your public website as well as a Dashboard link so you can access your full WordPress Dashboard to modify plugins, widgets, and more.
More improvements and bug fixes
This release also includes improvements for WordPress.com and Jetpack Stats, as well as fixes for crashes and other bugs. You can see the details on what was taken care of on the trac roadmap.
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Huge thanks to daniloercoli for working on this release.
Would you like to get in on the fun? Let us know at windowsphonedev.wordpress.org or head on over to make/mobile on WordPress.org and we’ll help you get started as a contributor. Do you have an idea for a new feature or have you encountered a bug that needs fixing? Tell us about it on the WordPress for Windows Phone Trac.
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