Over the previous few months the Cellular staff has been pondering so much concerning the login expertise within the WordPress apps and the way we may make it higher — we’re by no means glad, you recognize, so we’re at all times making an attempt to enhance issues. After a lot thought, and much more work, we’re very completely happy to unveil a brand new login expertise within the WordPress apps.
Constructing a greater login
As we reimagined the login expertise, there have been a couple of key rules guiding us: preserve it easy, reduce the excellence between a web site hosted at WordPress.com versus some place else, and keep away from something that is perhaps too intelligent. You see, the mechanisms for logging in to a web site at WordPress.com are totally different from these at different WordPress websites. Previously, the apps have had two totally different login kinds to deal with the distinction, however having two separate login kinds meant it wasn’t at all times clear which type ought to be used. If the fallacious type was used the apps needed to attempt to guess what was actually meant. This didn’t at all times work and will finish in frustration. Within the new login expertise, we’ve completed away with separate login kinds and intelligent guesswork in favor of a easy, step-by-step circulation that works with any WordPress web site.
We’re additionally including extra emphasis to logging in with magic hyperlinks for WordPress.com customers. A magic hyperlink is a particular authentication hyperlink the apps ship you through e mail, and which logs you in when you click on it. Magic hyperlinks are fairly useful and so they can’t be by chance misspelled like a password.
The very first thing you’ll see when logging in is a quick introduction to the app. We notice not everybody who installs the WordPress apps has a weblog of their very own, and a few may not have even heard of WordPress. This display is our manner of claiming “Welcome, allow us to provide you with a fast tour!” earlier than logging in.
The subsequent screens ask for credentials, one piece of data at a time. This retains the display uncluttered and makes it straightforward to concentrate on a single job.
Some screens present alternate login choices. For instance, if you happen to do not need an account at WordPress.com you may as an alternative enter your web site tackle, or if you happen to don’t have e mail configured in your telephone to obtain a magic hyperlink you may select to enter your password as an alternative.
Lastly, as soon as logged in, a brand new display exhibits your gravatar and the websites you’ve got, with an choice to log in to a different web site if you happen to so need.
To everybody who’s already utilizing the WordPress apps, it’s possible you’ll by no means see the brand new login expertise, and that’s okay! We’re completely happy you’re already having fun with WordPress in your cellular gadget. To everybody who is considering making an attempt out the apps, we hope you’ll be delighted with a fast and simple login expertise. You can download them right here.