WordPress Launches WordPress.com Text Message Features

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WordPress has announced the launch of WordPress.com Text Messaging. Users can text 77377 (PRESS) to manage their blogs using SMS messages.

There are free features as well as upgrade features available. For free, users can receive text notifications when users are added or removed, when the theme changes, and/or when the privacy settings change. 

With the Text Messaging Upgrade, users can protect their blog by using a two-step login process, and a text message will be sent to their phone upon login with a passcode that must be entered in order to access the Dashboard. 

Wordpress Text Messages

With the upgrade, users can also get notified of new comments and moderate them with a text reply, as well as send a reply to comments they receive. Finally, users can send a text for a new post to be added to the blog instantly. 

The new text features are only available in the U.S. at this point. Standard text message and data rates apply, of course. 

The upgrade costs $20 a year. It can be accessed from the Dashboard. 

I can't imagine blogging through SMS being very fun, but it could come in handy if something comes up, and you don't have access to a computer, but you need to blog about it. The other features should be quite useful. 

Chris Crum
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