Automattic, Inc., the company behind WordPress, has released an official app for the Microsoft Store called WordPress.com (via WalkingCat).
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) June 22, 2021
It is said that the app is almost identical to the traditional experience with your browser so that your results can differ. This is Automattic’s official description of the app.
“Give your big ideas a home on the web. Manage or create your WordPress blog or website right from your desktop.
- Pick the right look and feel from a wide selection of WordPress themes.
- Create updates, stories, photo essays announcements — anything!
- Bring your posts and pages to life with photos and video from your camera and albums, or find the perfect image with the in-app collection of free-to-use pro photography.
- View stats in real time to keep track of the activity on your site by exploring daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly insights.
- Get notifications about comments, likes and new followers.
- Reply to comments and interact with your readers as you grow your website or blog.”
ESRB rating is the real thrill
That’s all fine and dandy. But it’s the app’s ESRB rating that provides the real thrill. Because WordPress focuses on user interaction (it is, after all, a blogging platform), comments aren’t moderated or censored to ensure a family-friendly blogging environment.
This app has the same rating as games such as Quantum Break, Grand Theft Auto V and all that has a piece of software called “M for Mature.” The apps which includes intensive gun violence, language and all other things.
The rating is accompanied by a disclaimer that the WordPress app contains in-app purchases, which appears to influence the rating or at the very least warrants a disclaimer.
If it isn’t obvious, the M rating is most likely the only mildly amusing aspect of this app’s release. Aside from that, it’s a fairly straightforward piece of information.
WordPress blogger, happy, an app that enables you to do what you’ve been doing for years has been released.
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