Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta

The WordPress BlackBerry client has finally launched in public beta. The app is Open Source, as per the guiding ideology of the WordPress organization, and has been long awaited by micro-bloggers everywhere.

The app is a collaboration with the fine folks at Danais, who lead the MoPress Open Source project.

Here are some things to consider while taking a tour of this new BlackBerry app:

* The app is for WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress version 2.5.1 or newer
* This app should work with any of the new BlackBerry devices such as the 8700, Pearl, Curve, Bold, and Storm
* BlackBerry OS requirements are OS 4.2.1 or newer

Being a public beta, it’s important to realize the large amount of potential bugs that can occur, before writing this app off as not what you want. If you’re not interested in trying a pre-release version of this software, you should wait until 1.0 is out.

To install the beta application: Point your BlackBerry browser to http://blackberry.wordpress.org/install and follow the instructions.

We’ll keep you posted about updates on this application.

If you find bugs: Review the How To Report a Bug documentation and submit tickets over on blackberry.trac.wordpress.org.

For developers out there wanting to get involved, you can browse the source code and check out a copy of the app via SVN.

24 Responses to “Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta”


  1. 1 SagX80

    Downloaded it for my Bold. Awesome app, I’ve been waiting for this since I started blogging! Great job guys!!!

  2. 2 gabe

    try putting the video on a decent server.

  3. 3 BlackBerryCool (BlackBerry Cool)

    Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta http://bit.ly/jToUF

  4. 4 percywhiteman (Percy Whiteman)

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  5. 5 Crummie (Crummie)

    I have to check this out…RT @BlackBerryCool: Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta http://bit.ly/jToUF

  6. 6 lordnikonz (Wes)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta http://bit.ly/jToUF

  7. 7 mcblogs (MC BLOGS)

    Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta: by Kyle The WordPress BlackBerry client has.. http://tinyurl.com/lm9l3l

  8. 8 bhphotography (BH Photography)

    This is golden RT @BlackBerryCool: Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta http://bit.ly/jToUF

  9. 9 SagX_80 (Will McKay)

    Wicked app!!! If u blog get it!!RT @BlackBerryCool: Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta http://bit.ly/jToUF

  10. 10 deonmontasser (Deon Montasser)

    Open Source WordPress application 4 BlackBerry now in Public Beta http://bit.ly/jToUF (RT @BlackBerryCool)

  11. 11 Blackberry Manic

    For some unknown reason the wordpress app is not made for the Storm. I down loaded the app and are having issues.

  12. 12 marklellis (marklellis)

    letting people know that a beta of WordPress for BlackBerry is available at http://bit.ly/jToUF

  13. 13 randomlynothing (Marty and Zane)

    Wordpress for Blackberry now available! - http://tinyurl.com/lm9l3l

  14. 14 Onei73 (Vantz Mills)

    RT @BlackBerryCool: Open Source WordPress application for BlackBerry now in Public Beta http://bit.ly/jToUF

  15. 15 techcarolina (Tech Carolina)

    Now you can manage your WordPress Blog from your BlackBerry: http://bit.ly/fYtgZ

  16. 16 Lorenzo Strambi

    Good news! Unfortunately my storm stuck when I try to start the application and I’ve to do an hard reset.

  17. 17 Si

    I was so excited when I read this but can’t make it work on any of my Wordpress blogs - keeps coming up with claims of wrong URL/username/password. What a let down.

  18. 18 SagX80

    Si: try leaving out the www for your url

  19. 19 Rob - @formerfatguy

    Thanks for the heads up. Just installed it on my Bold. I follow you through Viigo. If you haven’t got Viigo for your blackberry, go get it!

  20. 20 Raanan Bar-Cohen

    Hi everyone -

    Thanks for trying out the beta. We continue to make fixes and push out new builds. Just posted a new version a couple of hours ago: http://blackberry.wordpress.org for details.

    If you are still stuck, would also love for you to open up a ticket or post in the community forums: http://blackberry.forums.wordpress.org/

    I’ll monitor this thread here too for any feedback.

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