Last week when we had a major snow and ice storm something happened that caused our Internet and cable connection to fail. I was stuck and wasn’t able to work on my sites for hours, nor was I able to entertain myself by watching TV.
I spent some time reading, and shoveling some of that snow, but I also sat down and tried to write out a few posts using Notepad. I knew I could just paste whatever I’d written into my blog whenever I got my internet connection back, but it got me thinking…
You know – WordPress should make an off-line mode.
The only way I can post in my blogs is when I’m online. I can write up a post and save it as a draft, schedule it for future publishing or publish it right away. The one thing that I can’t do is write a post while I’m off-line.
People still use dial up. Not many … but it’s still used, and the internet does stop working for some people from time to time.
WordPress should have an off-line mode where you could save whatever you were writing on your computer .. but as soon as you either turned “Online” mode back on in wordpress or made a connection via the internet it would save whatever you’d written in your database.
Writing my post out in notepad wasn’t that bad, but I didn’t have access to the formatting controls that I normally would have if I’d been writing my posts directly in WordPress. You know- being able to add an image, or links easily.
Just an idea for you WordPress, if you’re listening! Create some kind of off-line mode in the form of a desktop application that could be used to write and format posts while off-line.
Yes I know that there are other desktop blogging applications I could use, but all of the ones that I’ve tried so far require an internet connection. In my opinion that seems to defeat the purpose of having the software installed on your computer in the first place.
So what do you say WordPress?