WordPress for iOS update locked due to In-App purchase concerns

Samantha Wiley
By Samantha Wiley  - Senior News Editor

Mat Mullenweg, WordPress iOS developer has recently tweeted that Apple has blocked the app from getting updates until its .com plans show up as in-app purchases.

After 3 weeks of no updates, the WordPress team finally sent one out after implementing an in-app purchase plan. Afterwards, Mullenweg reached out to the public and asked for suggestions regarding the app.


WordPress for iOS allows users to build website, access domain-based email and set up custom domains. However, it doesn’t have an option to unlock paid features via direct payments. Also, .com creation is free and users get a WordPress domain, something that Apple could be seeking to get a share of.

The issue, it seems stems from the fact that the app directs users to WordPress website when making a payment, which is a violation of App Store Review Guidelines.

Mullenweg has confirmed that the in-app purchase option will be available within 30 days.

By Samantha Wiley Senior News Editor
Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.