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WordPress for Desktop

WordPress for Desktop

  -  140 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    WordPress for Desktop 8.0.3 LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Automattic / External Link

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WordPress for Desktop created by Automattic is a Windows desktop app that lets you manage all your WordPress.com and Jetpack-enabled sites in one place. Now you can manage your websites, write and publish, and even customize your site and view stats from a dedicated app in your Windows Start Menu.

Use it for your sites on WordPress.com, as well as for self-hosted WordPress sites. (For the latter, you’ll just need to have the Jetpack plugin installed to connect your site. And just like the rest of WordPress.com, the new Windows app is simple, seamless, and blazingly fast. Create locally installed WordPress Websites today!

The My Sites dashboard for managing multiple sites, whether WordPress.com or self-hosted Word Press with Jetpack. The new WordPress.com Editor, with in-app previewing and draft auto-saving. The Reader, which lets you follow and read any of your favorite sites, and the all-new Discover, which recommends outstanding content from across all of WordPress. Insights and Stats, which show you exactly how your site and posts are performing. In-app notifications, so you can see comments, likes, and new followers all in one place.

WordPress for Windows app turns the administration area into a desktop-like environment in which you can open new windows with your website's internal pages.

Focus on your content
Write and design with no other browser tabs to distract you. Switch easily between managing your WP sites and your favorite desktop apps.

Speed is a feature
Word Press for PC Desktop builds upon the already fast WordPress.com by bundling the entire site as a local copy. You get near-instant page-loads and less waiting around.

Not one size fits all
The WordPress.com desktop app will scale to any size. Do you need a small window on the side to keep your eye on notifications, or do want to expand to a truly full screen for a zen writing experience? Take your pick.

Note: Requires WordPress Account.

Also Available: Download WordPress Desktop for Mac

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What's new in this version:

WordPress for Desktop 8.0.3
- Chore(deps): update unit test packages
- Upgrade Playwright to 1.37
- Chore(deps): update unit test packages

WordPress for Desktop 8.0.2
- Desktop App: remove dependency on Keytar for Windows 32bit compatibility
- desktop/package.json

WordPress for Desktop 8.0.1
- chore: upgrade jest (and related packages) to v29
- React 18

WordPress for Desktop 8.0.0
- desktop: update Electron and related package versions
- desktop: fix copy shortlink
- desktop(notifications): add automattcher case and URL fallback
- desktop: update docs
- desktop: refine changelog script

WordPress for Desktop 7.2.0
- Desktop: Fix social logins so they can function in the Desktop app
- desktop: enable dynamic feature flags for development
- desktop: fix magic link notice
- desktop: use calypso.live for desktop TeamCity e2e
- desktop: fix devtools, reload and zoom menu items
- desktop: exempt net error 27 from "failed to load" handler
- Desktop: Add instructions when trying to login with an email link
- desktop: refine home button behavior
- Update/desktop win tile icons
- chore: migrate desktop/app to import/order
- chore: migrate desktop/e2e to import/order

WordPress for Desktop 7.1.0
- Desktop: update electron and key dependencies
- Desktop(windows): fix window restoration on icon double-click
- Chore: migrate webpack configs to import/order
- Amend package.json

WordPress for Desktop 7.0.6
- Point auto-updater to wp-desktop repo
- Misc. updater cleanup

WordPress for Desktop 7.0.5
- This is the first release of the overhauled WordPress Desktop application. Includes new navigation controls as well as a host of fixes and improvements.
- New title bar with navigation controls to enable easier back, forward and home access.
- Updated icons on Linux, Mac and Windows.
- Refine how links are opened in the app when triggered with about:blank or window.open
- Better handling of code=-30 ERR_BLOCKED_BY_CSP request failures
- Some fixes for notification payload parsing
- Add "network disconnected" error message

WordPress for Desktop 6.15.0
- Point auto-updater to wp-desktop repo
- Misc. updater cleanup

WordPress for Desktop 6.11.0
- Calypso updates

WordPress for Desktop 6.9.0
- Dependency clean up
- Add Dialog to Classic Editor Redirect Flow

WordPress for Desktop 6.8.0
- Calypso updates

WordPress for Desktop 6.7.0
- Preferences menu: remove "experimental" label from Spellchecker
- Enable view menu for Linux and Windows
- Release notes script: add client/desktop folder
- Add debug actions to View menu
- Add zoom controls to View menu
- Fix: Gutenberg/Atomic 'Enable SSO' Toggle
- Update wp-desktop to Electron v11
- Add desktop Github release notes script