WordPress for Android: Version 5.5

Visual Editor

We’ve worked hard to bring a new editor to the app — it’s a complete rewrite designed to bring you a much smoother editing experience. When you open a draft or a published post, you’ll now get a new visual editing experience with image, link, and styling tools like the ones you use in the full web version of WordPress.

Advanced users, don’t worry! You’ll be able to switch to HTML view and edit code by tapping HTML on the bottom right:


People Management

You can now manage your WordPress.com site users. Simply access your user list with People link from My Sites screen and update your users’ role or remove them from your site.

People Management

Other Changes

Version 5.5 also comes with a few other fixes:

  • Fixed an issue when selecting a hidden site from search

You can track our development progress for the next release by visiting our 5.6 milestone on GitHub.


Do you like keeping up with what’s new in the app? Do you enjoy testing new stuff before anyone else? Our testers have access to beta versions with updates shipped directly through Google Play. The beta versions may have new features, new fixes — and possibly new bugs! Testers make it possible for us to improve the overall app experience, and offer us invaluable development feedback.

Want to become a tester? Opt-in!

Thank you

Thanks to our GitHub contributors: @aerych, @aforcier, @daniloercoli, @hypest, @kwonye, @maxme, @mzorz, @nbradbury, @oguzkocer, @roundhill, and @tonyr59h.