Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.8

WordPress for Android version 13.8-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at the same link.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.8-rc-1-universal.apk.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 10817 Add a spacer block to any post. Try to break it. View results on various screen sizes, including desktop, and make sure the block works as expected.
  2. 10837 Go to My Sites > Blog Posts and search for various posts including published, drafts, scheduled, and trashed. Can you find what you’re looking for?
  3. 10763 Add images and videos to any post or page. Try rotating the screen during editing. Switch to HTML during editing. Try with both the classic and block editors. Leave the editor then edit again and make sure media appears as expected. See additional testing ideas here.
  4. Create and publish a new post with as many blocks as possible.
  5. Try tapping on push notifications to launch the app, does it crash?
  6. There were 26 unique crash and bug fixes included in this release! In general, can you figure out any ways to crash the app?

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.8 and gutenberg-mobile 1.18.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-8, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.8

WordPress for iOS version 13.8 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 10817 Add a spacer block to any post. Try to break it. View results on various screen sizes, including desktop, and make sure the block works as expected.
  2. 1597 Double tap on an image in the image block to preview it full screen. Try zooming. Try with two or more images added in different ways (inserted from URL, Choose from device, Take a Photo, WordPress Media Library, Free Photo Library, Other Apps).
  3. 12947 On the web, open an existing post, make a change, and wait for it to autosave. On the app, open the post and you should see a conflict resolution dialog. Select the more recent changes and make sure they are reflected in the app and on the web.
  4. 13013 Sign in with Apple using a linked WordPress account that has 2FA enabled.
  5. 13005 Sign in with Google using a Google account that has 2FA enabled on the WordPress account with the same email address.
  6. 12980 Go to Profile > Help & Support > Activity Logs > Current and copy the contents. Go to Profile > Help & Support > Contact Us and send the copied logs to support in a new message with an explanation above. Verify you do not see the ‘Message failed to send’ error when using the Contact Us form. Try changing your email on the Support screen and repeat the steps above.
  7. 12980 Log in and check that the Me screen is not blank. Quit the app and relaunch, and check the Me screen isn’t blank. Quit the app, turn on airplane mode, relaunch the app and check the Me screen isn’t blank. Try with a self-hosted only login as well as a WordPress.com login.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 13.8 and gutenberg-mobile 1.18.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-8, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.7

WordPress for Android version 13.7-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at the same link.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.7-rc-1-universal.apk from here.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 1533 On the web, create and publish a post with as many different block types as you can. Open the post in the mobile app and check that the titles of the blocks are accurate.
  2. 1542 Start a new post, tap the “+” button to insert a new block, and confirm you can see the “Add New Block” indicator when there are no blocks at all and when at the last block.
  3. 1537 Copy a URL from Safari or elsewhere, select some text in a post, tap the link button, confirm that the URL field is automatically populated using the link from the clipboard. Edit an already existing link and check that the link in the clipboard does not override the one already existing. Try adding a few other links in different ways.
  4. 1546 Add the Media & Text block and test vertical alignment options.
  5. 1577 Selecting an image block should show a blue border and you should be able to press the image to see a full-screen preview.
  6. 1582 Add and remove empty blocks a few times in a row and try to crash the app.
  7. 10788 Edit an existing post on the web, wait for an autosave, and close the browser tab without saving—then open the post in the app and confirm the dates in the conflict resolution dialog are accurate according to your device timezone. Follow up at 10773 too.

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.7 and gutenberg-mobile 1.17.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-7, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.7

WordPress for iOS version 13.7 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 12858 Block editor: insert images from the “Free Photo Library” and “Other Apps”. Try using different alignments. Try closing and re-opening the post. Try editing while offline.
  2. 1489 Block editor: create and publish a long post with different alignments for some of the paragraphs.
  3. 1442 Block editor: try to break the preformatted block, try copying and pasting text into that block from the web or other apps.
  4. 1552 Block editor: when you tap on an Innerblock, such as the paragraph inside the Media & Text block, the first character should be capitalized when you start typing.
  5. 12893 12946 Swipe right over the Home or Lock screen, scroll down, tap Edit, add the Stats Today widget and make sure the stats are accurate and you can expand it to see Likes and Comments.
  6. 12910 Switch to a self-hosted site, go to My Sites > Comments, tap Approve on a pending comment and make sure the action works on the first try.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 13.7 and gutenberg-mobile 1.17.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-7, #call-for-tesitng, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.6

WordPress for Android version 13.6-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at the same link.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.6-rc-1-universal.apk from here.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 10713 Check as many different screens as possible and look for the bottom navigation color to be white (limited to Android 8.1+).
  2. 10708 Verify that page ordering is now case insensitive.
  3. 1469 Try adding images using the “Choose from Free Photo Library” and “Choose from Giphy” option and make sure the images are added and appear as expected in previews and after publishing the post. Test adding an image in a post or page as well as as a featured image.
  4. 1460 Add several images in different ways to a post and pick different alignments. Check that image alignments made in the block editor on mobile are reflected on the web from a laptop and vice versa.

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.6 and gutenberg-mobile 1.16.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-6, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.6

WordPress for iOS version 13.6 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. Offline Support Check that posts created while offline are updated when you go back online. Test with WordPress.com, Jetpack, and Self-hosted sites.
  2. Offline Support Edit a published post while offline and check that the changes are synced properly when you go back online. Test with WordPress.com, Jetpack, and Self-hosted sites.
  3. Offline Support Edit and existing draft and publish it while offline and make sure the changes are visible in the published post when you go back online. Test with WordPress.com, Jetpack, and Self-hosted sites.
  4. Offline Support In general, if you make changes to a post or page while offline, do the changes get uploaded or published as expected when you go back online? Try to break autosave or auto-uploads.
  5. Offline Support Try changing post settings for any post while offline and check that the changes are updated or published as expected when you go back online.
  6. 12814 Log out of the app.. Add a self-hosted site. Go to the Profile page (Me) and verify it is not blank.
  7. 12670 While offline, edit an existing pending for review or scheduled post, make some changes, tap X and update the post. Verify the post is still pending or scheduled and was not published.
  8. 1460 Add several images in different ways to a post and pick different alignments. Check that image alignments made in the editor on mobile are reflected on the web from a laptop and vice versa.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 13.6 and gutenberg-mobile 1.16.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-6, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.5

WordPress for iOS version 13.5 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 12286 Block editor: Long-press/3D touch on the app icon, select the “New Photo Post” option to add an image to a new post.
  2. 1394 Block editor: Add an image link that opens in a new tab.
  3. 1415 Block editor: Switch to light mode, add a List block, write some text on it, switch to dark mode, delete the text and write new text, check that the text color is white.
  4. 1439 Block editor: try adding and removing the Media & Text block. Try to break it.
  5. Various Pick any dark mode update from here and test it to make sure it’s working as expected.
  6. 12243 Go to Stats > Insights and rearrange the cards. Look through the stats to make sure everything looks okay. Close and re-open the app and make sure the custom order is preserved.
  7. 12711 On a slow network connection, check that Stats Insights loads reasonably fast.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 13.5 and gutenberg-mobile 1.15.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-5, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.5

WordPress for Android version 13.5-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at the same link.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.5-rc-1-universal.apk from here.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 1331 Block editor: add multiple images or videos at once and check that all get added. Do any problems happen when you upload the post? How many did you add in one go?
  2. 1394 Block editor: add an image link that opens in a new tab.
  3. 1439 Block editor: try adding and removing the Media & Text block. Try to break it.

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.5 and gutenberg-mobile 1.15.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-5, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.4

WordPress for Android version 13.4-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at the same link.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.4-rc-1-universal.apk from here.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Set up a Jetpack site for testing if you don’t already have one. You can use jurassic.ninja to quickly create a Jetpack testing site.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.

To test:

  1. Block Editor: create and publish post several available blocks—get creative, think like a user, try to break the editor.
  2. 10536 Verify that changes to a draft or published post on self-hosted and Jetpack sites are labeled as “local changes” and are not auto-uploaded.
  3. 10536 Try previewing changes to pre-existing drafts or previously published posts on self-hosted sites and Jetpack. Previews are not supported on these types of sites so you should see a preview unavailable notice.
  4. Come up with an additional scenario to test an autosave, auto-upload, or remote preview. There have been several changes in this area.
  5. 10106 Post List: try previewing a trashed post. You should not see Edit or View buttons and you should not be able to preview before restoring the post. Note the type of site you tested.
  6. 10457 Post List: Create an unpublished revision in WP Admin, open the post in the app, select “More recent version/The version from another device”, go back without making changes, then open the post in the app again and verify the change made in WP Admin is showing in the app.
  7. 10402 Create a private draft while offline, go online, publish the post, verify the post is still private.
  8. 10536 Create a new draft then exit without saving and verify an autosave happens. Try with different site types (self-hosted, Jetpack, or WordPress.com). Note: new drafts should always be autosaved and auto-uploaded.
  9. 10557 Open an existing draft in the block editor, add an image, tap back before the upload finishes, open the post again and check the HTML and make sure you do not see a local path for the image.
  10. 10517 Create a draft on a self-hosted site, turn on airplane mode, add an image, tap Publish, turn off airplane mode, confirm the post and media are published with no errors.
  11. 14270 Block editor: select text, tap Link button, exit without adding a link, check that no link was added. Check that adding a link after that still works.

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.14.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-4, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.4

WordPress for iOS version 13.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If your native language is not English or if you are comfortable testing in another language you are proficient in, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. Block Editor: create and publish post several available blocks—get creative, think like a user, try to break the editor. For example, try adding several images at once while offline then go online.
  2. Test that you can receive push notifications, notifications in-app, and email notifications for likes, comments, and follows.
  3. 12552 Sign In With Apple: log in with SIWA, open app switcher (double tap home button), select iOS settings, disconnect Apple account(Settings > Password & Security > Apps Using your Apple ID > WordPress > Stop Using Apple ID), go back to the WordPress app—verify you are logged out and the following message appears in app logs “Apple credentialRevokedNotification received. User signed out.”
  4. 12585 Sign In With Apple: log in with SIWA, background the app, disconnect your Apple account on the device (Settings > Password & Security > Apps Using your Apple ID > WordPress > Stop Using Apple ID), open the app—verify you get logged out.
  5. 12606 Sign In With Apple: login/signup with SIWA using an email that matches a WP account, log out and log in with SIWA again, verify the email address is displayed on the password entry view.
  6. 12637 Like some posts in the Reader using dark and light mode.
  7. 12616 Check that popup menus for headings and lists have a dark background in Aztec.
  8. 12610 Log out and when you log back in make sure the spinner at bottom right is visible while logging in.
  9. 12590 Open an individual post in the Reader, minimize the app, and verify the app doesn’t crash.
  10. 12590 Put the app in the background and switch from light to dark mode (or vice versa), re-open the app, make sure the colors look correct and that buttons and content is generally readable.
  11. 12560 Browse comments, pending comments, edit a comment, resize/crop your Gravatar, and view the country map in stats to make sure all of those things look good in dark mode.
  12. 12560 Share content from Safari to the WordPress app, add enough content so it goes behind the keyboard, try to scroll.
  13. 12575 Create a document in iA Writer, tap the share icon at the bottom, select “New Draft on WordPress” (a custom iA Writer action, NOT the WP sharing extension), verify the link opens in Safari.
  14. 1382 Block editor: check if links in content are tappable without opening a Safari instance on iOS 13.
  15. 14270 Block editor: select text, tap Link button, exit without adding a link, check that no link was added. Check that adding a link right after that still works.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 13.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.14.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#13-4, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile