For the past six months I’ve been trying to get WordPress to fix a bug that was introduced in November when WordPress launched version 16.0 of its iOS app for the iPhone. If I visited another blogger’s post, either from my reader or from a pingback to one of my prompts in my notifications, I was unable to like or comment on the post in question unless it had “.wordpress.com” in its URL (blog address). I couldn’t even like or comment on my own posts because my blog’s address is fivedotoh.com and not fivedotoh.wordpress.com.
Well, it appears that the fix is in. Well, kind of, anyway. As of today, when I attempt to like a post, this shows up on my iPhone’s screen:
I’m asked to log in to my WordPress account, which is weird because I’m already logged in to WordPress on the iOS app. But when tap on “Continue,” I am returned to the post in question and — hallelujah — I can like the post. Yay!
And sometimes I can leave a comment on the post, too. But for some reason, on some (but not all) posts, I will see this:
Again, I’m already logged in to WordPress, and I already came from the log in screen just to like the post, but when I tap on “You must be logged in to post a comment,” that same log in screen as shown previously appears, but when I tap on “Continue” and it takes me back to the post, the same “You must be logged in to post a comment” is still there and I can’t post a comment.
I am happy that the WordPress happiness engineers addressed the inability for me to like posts in the iOS app, although it has that extra step to do so. And while I can now also comment on some posts, I can’t on all posts.
So thank you, WordPress, for fixing the problem I’ve been bellyaching with you about for the past six months. Well, thank you your almost fixing it. There are still a few issue to be resolved.