Hosted blogging platform WordPress.com has announced that iPhone and iPad users can now upload and embed videos onto its blogs after it gave VideoPress, its HD video service, an upgrade.

The  upgrade means that WordPress.com bloggers on iOS devices can now comfortably upload videos, whether they’re shot vertically or horizontally, and it will take care of rotating it for you prior to publishing.

If you don’t already have VideoPress on your WordPress.com account, you just have to visit VideoPress.com, and follow the instructions. You will, of course, also need the WordPress App on your device.

VideoPress launched initially in mid-2009, and since then it has made a host of enhancements, such as the ability to natively share videos in Facebook. And in March last year, WordPress.com announced another upgrade which meant that videos embedded within its hosted sites would be playable across mobile and touch-screen devices, including iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

WordPress also noted that if you use VideoPress on your self-hosted (.org) site, you should keep an eye on the VideoPress Blog for some “exciting news” soon.