Do you want to create a website for your business? Do you dream about sharing your passion on a blog? Are you thinking about creating a travel blog to document your experiences?
If you said yes, then creating a WordPress site might be the perfect choice for you. Over 27% of the websites on the internet are powered by WordPress.
But, managing a blog can be a lot of work, especially if you are new to the blogging world.
Luckily, there are lots of WordPress apps that will help you run your blog from your Mac or iPhone. Read on to learn about the best apps available in the Apple Store.
CMS and Publishing Apps
Mars Edit 4
With Mars Edit 4, you can work completely offline to create your blog posts. This app looks similar to the Mail app that comes with macOS.
This is a great tool if you are traveling because you can publish blog posts without an internet connection. You can even edit existing blog posts. You also won’t have to worry about losing your work or accidentally deleting a WordPress post, which can be complicated to fix.
Mars Edit 4 is a desktop-only app that can be downloaded for free from the Apple App store. The free version lets you keep an archive of your blog and edit posts that have already been published. The full license upgrade costs $49.99 but you’ll have access to all features.
This publishing app is available for iOS and Mac, so it can be used across all your Apple devices. You can use this app to post to WordPress, Medium, or Blogger. You can also schedule blog posts, edit photos, and preview posts from within the app.
Blogo is free to download, and you have the option to upgrade to the Pro version for $9.99 per month. With the paid version you can manage multiple websites, reply to site comments, and even sync your drafts with Evernote. The Media Search feature lets you include stock photos from Unsplash, GIFs from Giphy, and much more.
This is the official app for WordPress. It’s available as a free iOS app from the Apple App Store. (The WordPress website offers a desktop version of this app for free.)
You can publish blog posts, check analytics, and read blog posts from fellow bloggers from the WordPress app. This is a great option for blogging on the go.
This app supports both wordpress.com and self-hosted wordpress.org sites. But, this app favors websites that are hosted on wordpress.com. If you have a self-hosted site (wordpress.org) you will need to connect your blog to a wordpress.com account.
WordPress Apps for Blog Planning
This app offers a distraction-free writing environment thanks to its simple design. If you’re a writer who has trouble focusing, this is the app for you. Writing new blog posts will be a more productive process with iA Writer.
It is available for both iOS and Mac, so you can easily write wherever you are. iA Writer is an Apple Store Editor’s Choice and costs $29.99.
This app creates plain text files that can be exported to Apple Pages, MS Word, or Google docs. You also have the option of storing files in iCloud or Dropbox.
Available for both iOS and Mac, Evernote is the place to organize your ideas, take notes, make lists, and so much more. When you’re running a website, you never know when you’ll get an idea for an article or a new product. This app will safely store your ideas in an accessible format.
This popular app is an Editor’s Choice in the Apple Store. There is a free version of the app, with options to upgrade to the Pro or Premium versions.
Most importantly, Evernote syncs everything across your devices. You can easily take notes, work offline, scan your handwritten notes, and make to-do lists. Plus, everything in Evernote (even your handwritten notes) is searchable.
Social Media Management and Analytics
This iOS app lets you schedule posts across your social channels in one place. It also comes with analytics so you can see your posts perform. With Buffer, you can share posts to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
With the free plan, you can connect three of your social accounts and schedule up to 10 posts for each account. If you upgrade to the Pro Plan for $14.99 a month, you can connect eight accounts and have 100 posts in your queue.
You won’t have to worry about manually posting content to all of your social media channels every day. Buffer helps you schedule posts ahead of time.
Facebook Page Manager
If you maintain a Facebook page for your website, then Facebook Page Manager will make it easier to manage.
With this mobile app, you can create posts and respond to comments. It is also easy to create new Facebook events. You can even check the success of your posts.
Cultivating a social audience is important if you want to send traffic to your website. This free page manager app will make it a breeze to manage Facebook, since you can do it even when you’re away from your desk.
This is the official mobile version of Google Analytics, so you can check in on your website performance on the go. It is available for free on iOS, and is compatible with iPhones and iPads.
Checking analytics is a great way to see how your website is performing. You can find out how many people come to your website and what they look at when they’re there. It will help grow your audience since you can focus on content that is the most successful.
With the mobile app you can save reports, check site data in real time, compare information based on date ranges, and much more. You can know exactly how your site is doing even when you’re away from your computer.
Create Your Website Today
Maintaining a website is a process that has a lot of moving parts. But, using the right WordPress apps can make it much easier.
Whether you’re starting a business website or creating a lifestyle blog, the right tools can transform your passion project into a successful brand.
If you’re a Mac user and you have a blog idea, we can help. Contact us today and we’ll get your new website up and running in no time.