I experienced a challenge posting via the WordPress for iOS app this morning.
Seems every time I tried to post, it gave me a “Failed” message. This happened with images and without images. Both the tags and categories were also ticked and unticked to get to the bottom of the problem.
What was strange though, was that this problem only affected one of the five blogs that I am able to edit on my device. So I uninstalled this blog listing from the app, reinstalled it and low and behold, the same problem popped up.
Seems I wasn’t the only one with this issue over at the iOS for WordPress Forum.
One suggested fix was that a faulty plugin on my site could be the cause of the problem. Plausible, but not something I wanted to troubleshoot from my phone.
Then my 1.5year old son walked in and as per normal, wanted to tap and swipe my screen. I wasn’t quick enough to pull the phone away from him, but in the process he managed to do a “pull down to refresh” action on the posts screen.
Amazingly, the posts refreshed and all 7 of the published versions of the same post popped up. So actually none of them failed, they all published.
A test of the same action resulted in this post being published too, although it initially received a “failed” message.
So although I’m getting a “failed” message, things otherwise seem to be working fine. Maybe the iOS app has a false positive bug?
I’ll keep you posted if a fix comes up.