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WordPress Mobile Admin Plugin

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WordPress Mobile Admin is a fully featured WordPress control panel for your mobile. It works on every device – no matter what it’s capabilities, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have an iPhone or BlackBerry, you can still manage and update your blog whilst you’re on the go.

It uses Wapple’s advanced web services to produce perfect markup whilst at the same time maintaining the familiar look and feel of WordPress. You can write and edit posts, moderate and reply to comments as well as updating and managing tags, categories and pages.

WordPress Mobile Admin

Requires at least:2.6
Tested up to: 2.9.1
Stable tag: 2.2


  • Add new posts from mobile
  • Post pictures from your mobile phone and dictate where they appear on the post
  • Post, Page, Tag and Category Management
  • Comment Moderation – including replying to comments
  • User Profile page – including colour schemes
  • Support for gravatars

This plugin uses the same technology as the Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin and if you like this plugin, you’ll love that one. Check out the home page here: Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress


  1. To install through WordPress Control Panel:
    • Click “Plugins”, then “Add New”
    • Enter “Wordpress mobile admin” as search term and click “Search Plugins”
    • Click the “Install” link on the right hand side against “WordPress Mobile Admin”
    • Click the red “Install Now” button
    • Click the “Activate Plugin” link
    • Enter your Wapple Architect dev key into the settings page. You can get one from here Wapple Dev Key Registration
  2. To download and install manually:

Download Plugin .zip

The control panel of WordPress Mobile Admin is in `Settings` > `Mobile Admin`.

If you want to use the WordPress Mobile Plugin with WordPress MU as a site-wide plugin, install the “wordpress-mobile-plugin” folder in the plugins directory and activate on a site-by-site basis.

Frequenty Asked Questions

How do I get a dev key?

Head over to Wapple and fill out the simple form, you should be able to get your dev key within a couple of minutes!

Why doesn’t the plugin work? I see the web version on my mobile!

Have you entered your dev key into the Wapple Architect settings?
If not, head over to Settings > Wapple Architect (or Options > Wapple Architect if you’re on version 2.3.3 and under) and enter it into the “Dev Key” input box.

Do I need SOAP and SimpleXML running for this plugin to work?

In older versions of the plugin, you needed SOAP and SimpleXML, but not any more! From version 2.0, the dependancy on SimpleXML has been totally removed! You also do not need SOAP and can communicate with Wapple’s web services via REST.

File Uploads seem to be breaking my site

On some handsets on certain networks, file uploading doesn’t work. Even though the mobile phone supports it, it doesn’t like it. If you find you’re having problems with posting, head to “Dashboard”, then “Profile” and turn it off for your user.


Edit Posts
Edit Posts
Edit Comments
Edit Comments


  • Version 2.2
    • Added switch to mobile/desktop option in footer
  • Version 2.1
    • Fixed warning message when no result back from web service call
    • Added compatibility for WordPress 2.9
  • Version 2.0
    • Removed dependancy on simpleXML
    • Works with PHP4
    • Footer now present on Login page – frames page nicely
    • Added edit post tags page
    • Added delete/add post tags
    • Added edit categories page
    • Added delete/add categories
    • Added customized colour schemes
    • Added ability to edit tags when adding/editing a post
    • Bug fix: Show correct number of posts on edit posts page
    • Bug fix: Fixed pingbacks on comments page
  • Version 1.2.1
    • Fixed bug when web theme has dynamic style sheet and loads up various functions
  • Version 1.2
    • Added bulk actions to comment moderation
    • Added post date to add and edit posts
  • Version 1.1.1
    • Fixed bug when there is an admin path that isn’t in the top level
  • Version 1.1
    • Added filter posts by type on posts page
    • Fix for really long comments
    • Added option to enter a post excerpt
    • Fixed image post size issue
    • Added compatibility with older WordPress versions
    • Added compatibility with WordPress 2.8.6
  • Version 1.0.4
    • Fixed foreign chars bug
  • Version 1.0.3
    • Added compatibility with WordPress 2.8.5
  • Version 1.0.2
    • Fixed compatibility issue when you don’t have PHP5
  • Version 1.0.1
    • Fixed admin bug
  • Version 1.0
    • Post images from mobile
    • Comment moderation
    • Post editing
    • Gravatar support

Related posts:

  1. WordPress Mobile Admin Plugin Version 2.0
  2. WordPress Mobile Plugin Now Available
  3. WordPress Mobile Plugin Install Guide and FAQ
  4. Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress – Version 1.4 Released
  5. Wapple Architect Mobile Plugin for WordPress – Version 1.5 Released


  1. mobi Says:

    i am looking for the download link, can’t find. thanks very much

  2. Rich Gubby Says:

    Here is the direct link: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mobile-admin/ – just click on the red download button on the right!

  3. Ian Says:

    I’ve got the key installed.. I have the plugin installed… but it’s not working for me. (Neither is Wapple-Architect). Any suggestions?

  4. Ian Says:

    Nevermind, I got them working. It seems that my copy-and-paste of the key wasn’t a complete copy. It’s working now.

    Good work!

  5. nathan Says:

    Can you add an option to switch between the regular wordpress interface and the wapple mobile admin interface?

  6. Rich Gubby Says:

    hi ian – glad you got it sorted, let me know if you have any other problems!

  7. Rich Gubby Says:

    sure, that’s coming in the next version of the plugin!

  8. Rich Gubby Says:

    The latest version now has a switch to desktop option in the footer. And when you’re in the desktop version, there is a switch to mobile option on there as well.

    Let me know how you get on!

  9. ivstring Says:

    Please tell me how to write new posts using the Wordpress mobile admin plugin as i see no option for it on my mobile device dashboard page…however it is mentioned here that one can add new posts from mobile.

  10. ivstring Says:

    Sorry i didnt look properly…i figured out my query..thanks.

  11. nathan Says:

    nice! thank you for the switch to mobile/desktop feature. its working perfectly.

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