Version 4.8 comes with several exciting updates.
WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!
WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements.
We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post.
App users have long wished for a “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those who felt comfortable with HTML. But not everyone is comfortable with coding, and few find it convenient to use code on a mobile device. The visual editor removes this technical friction and makes creating and publishing content on the go simpler. No code necessary!
The new editor interface has been streamlined for the most frequently used functionality. For our coders, poets, code poets, and folks that want to add more custom elements to their content, the new editor comes equipped with an HTML toggle. Hop over to the HTML view to add more complex styling like headers, <!–more–>, shortcodes, and single-line spacing.
The visual editor also comes with more robust image settings. Editing image title, caption, alt text, alignment, link, and size is just a tap away while you’re writing.
Tap to edit
Managing your sites and managing your account are two different tasks, so in 4.8, we unpacked site management into its own top-level navigation tab called “My Sites.” The “Me” tab is still the home of account settings and the go-to place for extra support!
The WordPress mobile apps are open source and work for both WordPress.com and WordPress self-hosted blogs. Wonderful people from the entire WordPress community contribute to making each release a success. Thanks to all of the iOS app contributors, and thanks to our wonderful users who share thoughtful feedback daily.
This looks great. I haven’t found many recent changes (“improvements”?) to my liking but this looks like a real goody.
That this new feature works automatically or do I need to do something to be able to use it?
Looks really good.
The Science Geek
Looking forward to giving this a whirl!
Installing the update right now. If it works like you claim it will, this will be exactly what I’ve been wanting!
looks as exciting as advertised. I’ll try it with my next blog
I’ll give it a try. Gave up on your iOS app a while ago; so, downloading from scratch. Been almost impossible to work easily doing direct to the website with my iPad.
And the “new” version for grown-up computers has been buggy enough to stick with “classic”.
Maybe, I’ll give that another try if this works out. Figure you’ll get it right sooner or later. Which is why I moved over to WP several years ago.
This is such a wonderful update! Thank you! 🙂
Look forward to playing around with it!