WordPress is growing day by day and becoming more easy to use for their users.
The WordPress also has their android app for making easier to be in touch with your WordPress website, you can customize your website, publish a new post, manage comments and see your stats.
WordPress for Android supports WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress.org sites running WordPress 3.5 or higher.
I am sure you understood why I am sharing this post after reading the title of the post.
Yes, You have read that right now WordPress has updated their Android app and now you can manage your site’s plugin from the app.
Isn’t it became easier?
Maybe, you were not using the WordPress app because that doesn’t have the ability to manage plugin.
It is not possible to stay online with your laptop every second so sometimes you are not able to reply comments immediately or to do any other customization.
For instance, if one of your plugins start creating an error which is hurting your website performance and you are not on your laptop or away from your home. That time your Android phone will help you there you just need to open WordPress app then do whatever you want to do.
In short, you can manage your WordPress website on the go from your pocket (I mean android phone because it is in your pocket).
Note: In this tutorial, I am going to share step by step guide for the Android users, if you are an iOS user then I am sure the process is also same for you.
Manage Your WordPress Website On Android
I don’t need to explain how you can download an app from play store, I am sure you already know it before.
But Let me quickly explain it…
Install App And Connect WordPress site
There are few steps you need to do, first, go to your Google Play Store(iOS users can use this link) on your android phone and search WordPress. Then you can see the official WordPress Android app as shown in the image below.
Wait till the app downloaded successfully, then after this open the app.
On this next screen, you can see the two option as shown in the above image. Click on Log in or if you don’t have any WordPress site yet then click on Create A WordPress Site to create one.
Now you need to log in to your WordPress.com using an email address to manage all your WordPress sites which are connected to your WordPress.com account through Jetpack plugin.
You can also use Google to log in.
On the next screen, you can see a Send Link button and you need to click on this, by doing this they will send a link to your email which will help you to log in instantly without WordPress requirement.
You can also see a Enter Your Password Instead link, you can use your password instead email if you know that.
I have clicked on the Send Links button, and below you can see the message which is saying that the magic link sent successfully.
After logging successfully, you can see the list of WordPress.com and WordPress.org sites which is connected to your account through Jetpack plugin.
Click the one site from the list which you want to manage from the app. You can see in the below image, the options like media, comments, themes and many other same as you always see in your WordPress Dashboard.
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You can now browse your site’s plugins in the WordPress mobile apps, and activate, deactivate, and update plugins right from your phone.
You can also manage auto-updates, remove most plugins, and find a link to the plugin’s page on WordPress.org for quick reference.
In the below image you can see the new feature added in the latest version of WordPress Android App which is Plugins you can manage your WordPress plugin from here.
I have opened the plugin section so here you can see all plugin for your WordPress website.
Let me show you which option you will get in the plugin. You can see in the image that I have opened Yoast SEO plugin and here you can see that I can Update it, deactivate it and also delete it after deactivating. All option is same as you always use in WordPress dashboard.
Here you can see all options are the same for each plugin, below is for Google Analytics.
It is pretty good and easy to manage your WordPress site from the WordPress Android App, as I already said that you cannot be always on the laptop or your computer.
I was not using WordPress on my android phone because that time it was not good as much it is now, after getting the update I installed it on my android phone and start using this.
Whenever I was far away from my home without my laptop that time I always use WordPress android app for creating a new blog post and reply comments. It let my blog smartly, no matter where you are your WordPress dashboard is always in your pocket.
This post was only for making you understand that how you can manage your WordPress site from your Android phone.
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