Do you use WordPress and want to blog from your Android phone? Doing that just got a lot easier. Wordpress for Android - an open-source app backed by WordPress.org - is now available in the Android Market. With this app, anybody who blogs on WordPress.com or a self-hosted WordPress blog can post and edit blog posts, as well as moderate and post comments. In addition, the app will display notifications whenever a reader comments on a blog post.

Features

With WordPress for Android, you can also configure and manage multiple blogs, which is a great feature for those of us who post on more than one site.

Using the app is pretty straightforward. Simply enter your blog's URL and your credentials and you are ready to go. The actual editor is a pretty basic HTML editor, though unlike WordPress' early iPhone efforts, it's easy to add links and italicize or bold text. The app also makes it very easy to select and upload photos from the phone's photo gallery to a WordPress blog. While we were testing the app, however, selecting an image on the Nexus One regularly led to a crash.

Open Source App

Just like WordPress for iPhone and WordPress for BlackBerry, the Android app is an open source effort. Indeed, a large part of the code base for Wordpress for Android is based on the popular wpToGo application, which will now be discontinued in favor of the official WordPress app. Developers who are interested in helping out can find more information here.