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Slick app for blogging on the go; older teens only.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids can learn to refine their writing by publishing it with WordPress. Teens can learn to understand the writing process and can continue to revise and edit even after their work is published electronically. They also can learn about effectively using technology to communicate. WordPress is a convenient way for teens to update their blogs and publish writing for an authentic audience.

Ease of play

WordPress apps for iPad and Android are open-source programs and pretty different. Android app very easy to follow with easy graphical dashboard and all controls on one page. iPad app layout less intuitive, but controls for posting still easy to figure out.


The WordPress app contains no objectionable content, but other users may publish blog posts with descriptions, images, and videos of both fantasy and real-life violence.


Though pornography is prohibited, users may publish objectionable content to their blogs, which may contain text, images, and videos depicting full nudity and sex acts. Users told to self-tag blogs as "Mature" if they contain nudity or sexual content, but blogs still accessible to minors.


Through browse, kids can see iffy language in blog post titles and within the content of posts, including "s--t" and "f--k."


Some WordPress blogs have ads; add-ons and upgrades cost money.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some blog entries with images and videos depict drug use and drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the WordPress app gives users access to their WordPress.com accounts, and the terms of service stress the service is only for kids 13 and older. Teens can create blogs or update their blogs from a mobile device using the app. Blogs or specific posts can be password-protected or made private, but teens are publishing their information to the Internet, so it's important that they're careful about what they share. Though teens can request that their posts not be included by search engines, WordPress does admit that search engines may not honor that request. While browsing others' blogs, teens may encounter sexual content, profanity, and violent references. 

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What's it about?

Teens can use WORDPRESS for iOS or Android devices to create and manage WordPress blogs. Teens can post blog entries with text, photos, or video as well as manage their blogs' templates and designs, approve comments, and manage the blogs. In addition, teens can use the Reader tab to read blogs they follow or search for blogs on subjects of interest from within the app. Multiple posters can write for the same blog within the app as well. Learning how to use the tool may take a while, but users can learn and add options at their own pace.

Is it any good?


For users with WordPress blogs, the WordPress app can be an easy way to update and add posts when away from the computer; however, because of easy-to-access adult content, it's only for older teens. The updated layout is very user-friendly, giving kids the option of posting in WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) format or HTML. Photos and videos are very easy to post using the Quick Post feature with no uploading required. Users also can post by using voice-recognition dictation, which is pretty fun and easy. WordPress can be a great tool for self-expression and publication if used wisely by mature teens.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about being cautious about what they write and post online. They can't fully control who will see the information, and even once it's deleted it could be cached and still available.

  • Read your kids' writing -- online or off -- and talk about their ideas and expressions.

  • Talk about what kids see in others' posts: Whose writing do they admire? Have they seen anything they don't like?

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
Subjects:Language & Reading: discussion, writing
Skills:Creativity: producing new content
Communication: conveying messages effectively
Tech Skills: digital creation, social media
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:February 25, 2013
Category:Social Networking
Size:5.90 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 5.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up

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Kid, 9 years old April 2, 2013


I have a blog on Wordpress so, I think it's safe for kids 9 & up.


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