Ever since my BlackBerry 9810 arrived mid-April, I have been unable to get the WordPress for BlackBerry app to work on it. I documented that problem in my article, What is the problem with my BlackBerry 9810 and WordPress Mobile? The app worked on the Bold Touch 9900, and on all other BlackBerries that I have tried it on, but it wouldn’t work on my 9810 – till two days ago.
In summary, when launched, it would give me the option to setup a WordPress account. After entering the details and hitting the button, the app would indicate that it was making a connection, and just stay there. Nothing else.
Solving the Problem
So, what did I do?
I disabled BIS and connected to a WiFi hotspot, then launched the app. I was prompted to create/setup a WordPress account, and I entered the details for my self-hosted blog. When I proceeded, it completed the setup!
However, after that, I had trouble connecting again, so I went into the settings to take a look. There, I found “Application Settings,” where I found that both WiFi, TCP stack and WAP were enabled as connection options for the app.
I disabled all other connection methods, leaving only BIS enabled. See below image:
That means, I disabled connecting via WiFi, TCP (regular mobile internet), and WAP. With this configuration, the app had to use only BIS.
Having done that, I now disabled WiFi and re-enabled BIS service on my 9810. I then went back to the WordPress app and tried to do stuff – and everything has been working fine ever since. It appears that there was some conflict of interests when more than one connection option was enabled for the app. Enabling only one did the trick.
Wonders never cease
Yes; that’s how a connection of mine, Paul Swansen, described it when I tweeted the news that WordPress for BlackBerry app was finally working on my 9810. Since April!! Sigh.
Anyway, if anyone runs into a similar issue, hopefully, a few things from my experience can help them out. Toodles!!