WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

Version 4.8 comes with several exciting updates.

WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements.

Visual Editor

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.

Before

New Editor

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.

Image Settings

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

Image settings

Updated Navigation

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!

Before

After

Like with any big changes to the interface, the new navigation may jiggle your muscle memory a bit, but once you get a feel for it, the new tab will smooth out navigation and give you faster access to all the features you love.

Thank You!

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.


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  1. expatmomdiaires

    I like this! Very user-friendly! Thanks!

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  2. Rumiya Murtazina

    Awesome!

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  3. Wisket of Gem

    Yeah, I like the new update but still lacks the feature of you want to center or justify.

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  4. desleyjane

    Very cool, I almost exclusively use iPad or iPhone for reading and for starting posts but I always have to finalise the post on the computer. This should be much more #wponthego friendly 😄

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  5. PICDIT

    Amazing!

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  6. Damita M-S

    I’m really excited excited about the photo feature so I can see the placement.

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  7. Jorge Leandro Perez

    Pure awesomeness!!

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  8. TheReviewingFangirl

    IN LOVE with this update! However, posting still needs to streamline block quotes. I was blocking quotes in one of my posts yesterday, and it was complicated. Had to HTML to get them the way I wanted.

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  9. klausman0722

    Thank you for the great information, very helpful!

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  10. 18mitzvot

    I think I will like the new WYSIWYG editor.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Kerry C. Mitchell

    I’m an artist. Being able to insert photos of my art in my posts is huge. Thanks WP!!!!!

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  12. S

    What about android! The mobile editor doesn’t have all features that desktop has… Hope all that gets incorporated too for android.

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  13. Adel Landman Steyn

    To be really honest – I don’t really post from my iPhone. I’m more of a Longreads kinda girl – and typing 2500 words on my iPhone? I can’t imagine worse torture. (Can you?)

    I do, however, enjoy reading / commenting from my phone. I also check my stats and notifications from there and I like to be able to reply to comments left on my posts. I would very much like what-you-see-is-what-you-get for this.

    If posting photos, I can imagine that this new editor will be super-duper handy! Especially for travel bloggers or others who like to share their posts in almost Tweet-like fashion.

    My main complaint with regards to the mobile WordPress experience is how often it crashes when viewing large sites like a Commons. In future updates, I would personally like to see stability being made a top priority.

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  14. vbrown11

    This is very unique and good to know and when will it be up and running?

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  15. grumpytykepix

    This looks great. I haven’t found many recent changes (“improvements”?) to my liking but this looks like a real goody.

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  16. Celina

    That this new feature works automatically or do I need to do something to be able to use it?

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  17. thesciencegeek

    Looks really good.

    The Science Geek

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  18. Callum

    Looking forward to giving this a whirl!

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  19. Jay E.

    Installing the update right now. If it works like you claim it will, this will be exactly what I’ve been wanting!

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  20. Mary Jane Kinkade

    Great enhancement!

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  21. Peter Glyer

    looks as exciting as advertised. I’ll try it with my next blog

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  22. Wien mit Kind

    Fantastic! Thanks!

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  23. CrystalW

    I LOVE the new editor!!! Makes posting much more desirable and convenient! I’m finding myself wanting to blog more from my iPhone! YAY!!😀

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  24. eideard

    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.

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  25. Chris Lauzon

    Reblogged this on Chris Lauzon's Blog and commented:

    Amazing! It is so cool.

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  26. jossecake

    Cool!

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  27. dhenztm

    This is such a wonderful update! Thank you!🙂

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  28. thelaststraggler

    Look forward to playing around with it!

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  29. jossecake

    This is awesome! I used it the other day and it works great!

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  30. naeem535

    Wow great hat’s off

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