If you are a WordPress.com blogger, and using Ubuntu, Automattic made the desktop client for GNU/Linux for you. If this sounds new for you, this so-called desktop client is similar with Thunderbird for email or Firefox for web. You can write posts without using your web browser program. The WordPress.com Desktop App is free software licensed under GNU GPL and the latest version is 2.2.0 for February 2017. This short article guides you to install it on Ubuntu at any version.
1. Download the DEB Package
Download the .deb package for Ubuntu from https://apps.wordpress.com/desktop/. For version 2.2.0, the file size is 53MB.
2. Install the Package
Copy the .deb file into your HOME directory (where you can see Documents directory) and open your Terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T) to run this command line:
$ sudo dpkg -i wordpress-com-2-2-0.deb
3. Run the WordPress.com Desktop App
4. Pin It to Launcher
- Documentation: https://apps.wordpress.com/support/
- Source code: https://github.com/Automattic/wp-desktop