Introducing a new design for the WordPress apps

The WordPress mobile apps are the best way to manage your site from anywhere. If you’re already using the app, you might have noticed a new visual design that’s been rolling out. That rollout is complete in WordPress 17.1, which is available today for both Android and iOS. If you’re not already using it this is the perfect time to give it a try!

Our new visual design as seen on iPhone and iPad.

We add new features and improve the WordPress apps in every release, but our visual design hasn’t changed much in the last few years. Over the last few months we’ve thought about how to modernize the design of the apps. As we’ve implemented features like Dark Mode, we’re taking advantage of new components made available in the latest versions of iOS and Android.  

Bigger, bolder headers call out key product areas and create a distinction between the top level tabs and deeper levels of the apps. A new color palette pairs a more neutral background that lets your content shine with brighter blues that make interactive elements even more noticeable. A new serif typeface is a nod to WordPress’s roots in writing and publishing.

Dark Mode is available on both iOS and Android devices.

We hope you enjoy these updates as you use the apps and we’d love to hear your feedback. Reach out to us from within the app by going to My Site, tapping your photo on the top right, tapping Help & Support, and then selecting Contact Support.

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  1. Kellie

    Sounds good, updating now thank you 😊

    Liked by 26 people

  2. mnzava1

    Our update looks great kudos WordPress team

    Liked by 14 people

  3. Michael Brooks | Website Developer/Blogger

    So far, I’m loving the new design. Will users ever be able to view ad stats on the app like you can on the website? It’s the one thing I feel is missing, and it would be a great addition to the app.

    Liked by 19 people

  4. anonymousgods


    Liked by 11 people

  5. Aashwinshanker

    Hi. I’m unable to get video previews while paste a link. I’ve tried pasting hyper link of the video too but there’s no preview on the mobile app. What should I do?

    Liked by 13 people

  6. Observatoire du MENSONGE

    It’s all very well to innovate, but only if your customers are aware of it and if it is clearly understood before and at the beginning of its implementation.
    Thinking about the customer seems to me the most important !!!

    Liked by 7 people

  7. Digital Wonders and Smiles

    Yay! This is so exciting! Keep up the wonderful work WP Team!

    Liked by 13 people

  8. extraordinarysunshineweaver

    I like it!

    Liked by 13 people

  9. L.K. Latham

    I thought it looked different. Have been more on desktop, but find myself doing more on the app.

    Liked by 16 people

  10. ShankySalty

    Thanks for this

    Liked by 10 people

  11. Sophie Pavlou

    I noticed the new update immediately and it looks and feels so much better; makes editing from my phone that bit smoother and more enjoyable!

    Liked by 15 people

  12. mwewa03

    Just getting aquainted with wordpress but still pretty much excited to also learn about the latest developments

    Liked by 13 people

  13. rushbabe49

    Fixed the bug in the “crop tool” too, thanks. I was able to change my header photo.

    Liked by 11 people

  14. John Haywood

    Loving seeing my mobile WordPress apps in Dark Mode! Thank you!

    Liked by 14 people

  15. allenneal11

    I have installed this update and it is really great. Especially the dark mode which they have updated is super cool.

    Liked by 11 people

  16. Metro Square

    Thanks WordPress, never stop wonderful work.

    Liked by 9 people

  17. RUPI

    New update is quite easy to use. Love it.

    Liked by 16 people

  18. deepanilamani

    Thank You for all the new updates!

    Liked by 12 people

  19. Nancy Hartney

    Leaves me wondering how to catch up — this is too much techno.

    Liked by 15 people

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