Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.4 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Notes

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor: Media editing support in Media & Text block.
  • Block Editor: New block: Social Icons.
  • Fixes issue where the new page editor wouldn’t always show when selected from the “My Site” page on iOS versions 12.4 and below.
  • Block Editor: Cover block placeholder is updated to allow users to start the block with a background color.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • 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. 2426 Create a new post or page, add a Media & Text block, add an image and some text, tap the image to reveal the image edit icon, tap the image again to see a fullscreen preview, exit preview, tap the image edit icon, edit the image in various ways, make sure the preview updates correctly. Add another Media & Text block with content and tap the cog to edit the block settings and turn on the “Crop image to fill entire column” option. Publish the post and verify the blocks show up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web (also see testing steps on the issue).
  2. 2361 Create a new post or page, add a Social Icons block, try to break it, publish and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web. Test in light and dark mode (also see additional testing steps).
  3. 14484 Using iOS 12.4 or below, verify tapping the FAB (floating action button) on the My Site page opens a page editor. Verify the “Site Page” option is not available when logged in as Author or Contributor roles (ref).
  4. 2488 Create a new post or page, add a Cover block, add a background image and some text, publish the post and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.33, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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 anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.4

WordPress for Android version 15.4-rc-1 is available for testing on the BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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-15.4-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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Notes

  • The login and signup flows were unified and have a new design.
  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor: Media editing support in Media & Text block.
  • Block Editor: New block: Social Icons.
  • Block Editor: Cover block placeholder is updated to allow users to start the block with a background color.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy settings and turn on the “Collect information” and “Crash reports” options.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices for this release. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 12288 Try at least 6 of the log in and sign up flows listed below—or any other way you can think of which might be problematic.
    1. Smart Lock for Passwords 2FA Enabled.
    1. Smart Lock for Passwords 2FA Disabled.
    2. Sign-Up / Email + Magic Link.
    3. Login / Email + Magic Link / 2FA Enabled.
    1. Login / Email + Magic Link / 2FA Disabled.
    2. Login / Email + Password / 2FA Enabled.
    3. Login / Email + Password / 2FA Disabled.
    4. Sign up using Continue with Google.
    5. Log in using Continue with Google / Social Connected / 2FA Enabled.
    6. Log in using Continue with Google / Social Connected / 2FA Disabled.
    7. Log in using Continue with Google / Social Disconnected / 2FA Enabled.
    8. Log in using Continue with Google / Social Disconnected / 2FA Disabled.
    9. Continue with Site Address for WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/, Self-Hosted or Jetpack site.
    10. HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. Auth.
    11. Self-Signed SSLSSL Secure Socket Layer - Encryption from the server to the browser and back. Prevents prying eyes from seeing what you are sending between your browser and the server..
    12. Epilogue Screen.
    13. Add WordPress.com Account, after logging in with any authentication method.
    14. Add Self-Hosted Site.
    15. Install Jetpack.
    16. Reauthentication, after disconnecting the app at https://wordpress.com/me/security/connected-applications.
    17. From outside the app, trigger a deeplink that requires authentication.
    18. From outside the app, try to share some content with WordPress.
  2. 2426 Create a new post or page, add a Media & Text block, add an image and some text, tap the image to reveal the image edit icon, tap the image again to see a fullscreen preview, exit preview, tap the image edit icon, edit the image in various ways, make sure the preview updates correctly. Add another Media & Text block with content and tap the cog to edit the block settings and turn on the “Crop image to fill entire column” option. Publish the post and verify the blocks show up correctly in the editor preview, app preview (View Site), Reader, and on the web (also see testing steps on the issue).
  3. 2361 Create a new post or page, add a Social Icons block, try to break it, publish and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web. Test in light and dark mode (also see additional testing steps).
  4. 2488 Create a new post or page, add a Cover block, add a background color and some text, publish the post and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor preview, app preview (View Site), Reader, and on the web.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 15.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.33, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

+make.wordpress.org/test/

Native Mobile Editor Moves to Core Gutenberg Repo

This post covers topics relevant to developers interested in the Gutenberg block editor and development efforts for extending the benefits of GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ to native Android and iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. applications. For background information on the Gutenberg Mobile effort, see the following posts:

The main takeaway from this post is that you can now build, run, and test the native mobile blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor as a React Native Demo App on Android and iOS, right from the core Gutenberg GitHub repository, also used by Gutenberg web contributors.

The new capabilities resulting from this change are significant because they empower developers working on Gutenberg coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to run continuous integration automated tests simultaneously on Web, Android, and iOS, as well as run the block editor on all three platforms for development and debugging purposes, all from a single code repository. 

Nothing special needed to run the Web, Android, and iOS tests together on CI, just open a PR against the Gutenberg repo and tests will run

The mobile block editor achieved this move closer to core Gutenberg development with this Pull Request which moved 7,234 commits(squashed) and 31,000 lines of code from gutenberg-mobile to the gutenberg GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repository. For instructions on running the mobile editor on iOS and Android see Getting Started for the React Native Based Mobile Gutenberg in the Block Editor Handbook. See a quick excerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox. on running the demo apps below:

nvm install --latest-npm; npm install
npm run native start

// With the packager running, open another terminal window 
// and use the following commands to compile and run the app:

npm run native android
npm run native ios

Looking forward, this multi-platform development repository setup reinforces the Gutenberg project goal of creating a cross-platform ecosystem where developers will be able to code Editor Blocks using JavaScript that will be usable by content creators on the Web, as well as in native Android and iOS applications.  While the “code an editor block once, run it anywhere” goal is not a reality yet, as native specific files are needed in most blocks today, this move to a web + native “monorepo” setup will help make that reality more achievable, from both a practical and organizational standpoint. 

For more information on native mobile Gutenberg and the new repository setup, see React Native Based Mobile Gutenberg under the Code Contributions section of the Block Editor Handbook. If you have any questions or want to get involved, feel free to discuss in the comments or find us in the #core-editor and #mobile rooms in WordPress.org Slack.

#core-editor, #gutenberg, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.3

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.3 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Notes

  • All blocks now have copy, cut, paste, and duplicate options.
  • Ghost Effect! It’s a nice visual touch we added to the editor that displays shaded areas to let you know when and where content is loading.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. 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:

  • Copy, cut, paste, and duplicate blocks (#14437, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ #2311):
    • Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Copy. Add a new paragraph. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Paste and confirm your copied block is pasted.
    • Cut: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Cut. Confirm the block disappears. Add a Group block. Tap on the + button to bring up the inserter. Confirm Copied block is the first item in the menu. Tap on Copied block. Confirm your copied block is pasted into the Group block.
    • Duplicate: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Duplicate. Confirm your block is duplicated.
  • Ghost Effect (#14310): Open a post or page with the block editor. Confirm that while the editor is loading, you see Ghost Views (shaded areas) over the title, body, and toolbar. Check light and dark mode, portrait and landscape.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.3 and gutenberg-mobile 1.32, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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 anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue.
  • For known issues, please leave a comment on the issue saying you were able to replicate the problem and include device name, iOS version, app version, and type of site you used for testing.
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • If you would like to send Activity Logs to help with debugging (this can be very useful!), you should first trigger the bug and then go to Profile > Help & Support > Activity Logs > Current and use the share icon at top right to copy the logs. Next, go to Help & Support > Contact Us, add a short note mentioning the bug report link, and paste the logs below the note. Please be aware Activity Logs may contain tokens which should not be shared publicly, and that’s why logs should be sent through the Contact Us form.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#15-3, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.3

WordPress for Android version 15.3-rc-1 is available for testing on the BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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-15.3-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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Notes

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor: Adds Copy, Cut, Paste, and Duplicate functionality to blocks
  • Improve wording for confirmation dialogs when trashing posts

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy settings and turn on the “Collect information” and “Crash reports” options.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices for this release. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  • Block Editor – copy/cut/paste/duplicate blocks (#12384, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ #2311):
    • Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Copy. Add a new paragraph. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Paste and confirm your copied block is pasted.
    • Cut: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Cut. Confirm the block disappears. Add a Group block. Tap on the + button to bring up the inserter. Confirm Copied block is the first item in the menu. Tap on Copied block. Confirm your copied block is pasted into the Group block.
    • Duplicate: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Duplicate. Confirm your block is duplicated.
  • Trashing posts (#12350):
    • Post with local changes: Open a published post in the app, make changes that are saved, and close the post without “updating” the published post. Observe that the post list entry for the post states that it has “Local changes.” Tap More -> TrashTrash Trash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days. for that post. Confirm that a confirmation dialog appears that includes the word “also” (“Trashing this post will also discard local changes …”). Tap Ok. Confirm the post is trashed.
    • Post with unsaved changes: Open a published post on the web, make changes to it, preview the post (to insure it autosaves), and close the post without “updating” the published post. Find the post in the app. Observe that the post list entry for the post states “You’ve made unsaved changes to this post.” Tap More -> Trash for that post. Observe that a confirmation dialog appears stating that “Trashing this post will also discard unsaved changes, are you sure you want to continue?” Tap “Cancel.” Confirm that the post is not trashed. Tap More -> Trash for that post. Tap “Ok” this time when the confirmation dialog appears. Confirm the post is trashed.
    • “Normal” post: Find a post that does not have either unsaved or local changes. Tap More -> Trash for that post. Confirm that there is not a confirmation dialog and the post is immediately trashed.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 15.3 and gutenberg-mobile 1.32, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue.
  • For known issues, please leave a comment on the issue saying you were able to replicate the problem and include device name, iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version, app version, and type of site you used for testing.
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • If you would like to send Activity Logs to help with debugging (this can be very useful!), you should first trigger the bug and then go to Profile > Help & Support > Application log and use the copy icon at top right to copy the logs. Next, go to Help & Support > Contact us, add a short note mentioning the bug report link, and paste the logs below the note. Please be aware that the Application log may contain tokens which should not be shared publicly, and that’s why logs should be sent through the Contact us form.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#15-3, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

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Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.2

WordPress for Android version 15.2-rc-1 is available for testing on the BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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-15.2-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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Notes

  • Fixes tons of rendering issues in Reader post detail by changing the technical solution (shared CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. file).
  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor: Display content metrics information (blocks, words, characters count).
  • Block Editor: Adds editor support for theme defined colors and theme defined gradients on cover and button blocks.
  • Block Editor: Add support allowing Cover Block video uploads to complete after the editor has closed and upload completion while re-opening the editor.
  • Fix crash when WordPress APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. response has an empty body.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy settings and turn on the “Collect information” and “Crash reports” options.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices for this release. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 12213 View posts in the Reader that include gallery, tiled gallery, video, and YouTube blocks and make sure the rendered content looks good.
  2. 12191 Open the editor for any post with a lot of content in different blocks, go to the 3-dot menu > Content info, and verify you can see the correct block, word, and character count. Verify the counts match what shows on the web.
  3. 22493 Customize the gradient type and angle in button and cover blocks and verify the selected settings show up correctly in the editor, web, and Reader.
  4. 12207 Close and re-open a post with an ongoing video or image upload and verify the upload works reliably.
  5. 1607 Try to crash the app by opening/closing the editor quickly or opening the editor as quickly as possible after logging in.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 15.2 and gutenberg-mobile 1.31, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue.
  • For known issues, please leave a comment on the issue saying you were able to replicate the problem and include device name, iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version, app version, and type of site you used for testing.
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • If you would like to send Activity Logs to help with debugging (this can be very useful!), you should first trigger the bug and then go to Profile > Help & Support > Application log and use the copy icon at top right to copy the logs. Next, go to Help & Support > Contact us, add a short note mentioning the bug report link, and paste the logs below the note. Please be aware that the Application log may contain tokens which should not be shared publicly, and that’s why logs should be sent through the Contact us form.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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#15-2, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.2

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.2 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Notes

  • Reader content improved: a lot of fixes in how the content appears when you’re reading a post.
  • A site’s title can now be changed by tapping on the title in the site detail screen.
  • Added a new Quick Start task to set a title for a new site.
  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor: Add support for customizing gradient type and angle in Buttons and Cover blocks.
  • Block editor: Display content metrics information (blocks, words, characters count).
  • Fixed a crash that results in navigating to the block editor quickly after logging out and immediately back in.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • 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. various Go to the Reader, tap on any section, verify the actions for Reader cards work as expected (save, reblog, comment, like), test the main tab layout, search, tag detail, blog detail, and feed detail.
  2. 14365 Smoke test the Reader including headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. byline in dark mode, left/right image alignment, images should appear as a whole instead of slowly appearing, broken images should not be displayed, loading view, error view, noresults view, quote block citation, list bullet point color, gallery with Link to > Media File on, tiled galleries, spacing between content should be reasonable, Twitter embeds look like Twitter embeds, coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. code block is differentiated by background color or an outline.
  3. 2199 Verify reblogged content looks correct in the Reader.
  4. 14390 Tap on a Site Title in the site detail screen and verify a new title can be saved and appears correctly on the web.
  5. 14384 Create a new site, tap “Yes, Help Me” when prompted, verify that the Quick Start task to set a title works properly.
  6. 22493 Customize the gradient type and angle in button and cover blocks and verify the selected settings show up correctly in the editor, web, and Reader.
  7. 12191 Open the editor for any post with a lot of content in different blocks, go to the 3-dot menu > Content info, and verify you can see the correct block, word, and character count. Verify the counts match what shows on the web.
  8. 14359 Navigate to the block editor quickly after logging out and immediately back in and verify the app does not crash.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.2 and gutenberg-mobile 1.31, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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 anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue.
  • For known issues, please leave a comment on the issue saying you were able to replicate the problem and include device name, iOS version, app version, and type of site you used for testing.
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • If you would like to send Activity Logs to help with debugging (this can be very useful!), you should first trigger the bug and then go to Profile > Help & Support > Activity Logs > Current and use the share icon at top right to copy the logs. Next, go to Help & Support > Contact Us, add a short note mentioning the bug report link, and paste the logs below the note. Please be aware Activity Logs may contain tokens which should not be shared publicly, and that’s why logs should be sent through the Contact Us form.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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#15-2, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

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Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.1

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.1 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. Notes

  • Free GIFs can now be added to the media library, posts, and pages.
  • You can now set pages as your site’s homepage or posts page directly from the Pages list.
  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor: Add support to upload videos to Cover Blocks after the editor has closed.
  • Block editor: Adds support for theme colors and gradients.
  • Quick Start: added VoiceOver support to the Next Steps section.
  • Block Editor: Display the animation of animated GIFs while editing image blocks.
  • App Settings: Added an app-level toggle for light or dark appearance.
  • Fix a bug where the Latest Post date on Insights Stats was being calculated incorrectly.
  • Block editor: Adds editor support for theme defined colors and theme defined gradients on cover and button blocks.
  • Block Editor: Support for breaking out of captions/citation authors by pressing enter on the following blocks: image, video, gallery, quote, and pullquote.
  • Fixed a bug where “Follow another site” was using the wrong steps in the “Grow Your Audience” Quick Start tour. 
  • Fix a bug where Quick Start completed tasks were not communicated to VoiceOver users.
  • aFixed a bug where the “Publish a post” Quick Start tour didn’t reflect the app’s new information architecture.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • 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. 14297 Verify you can search for and add GIFs through Media > Add > Free GIF Library and in the image block while editing.
  2. 14238 Verify animated gifs appear animated in image blocks in the editor and on the posts/pages list if the gif is a featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts..
  3. 14307 Go to My Site > Settings > Homepage Settings and select the Static Homepage option. Go to My Site > Site Pages, set the Homepage and Posts page for different pages by tapping the ... menu, verify the change is reflected on the web.
  4. 14234 Complete TC010 and TC011 from the Cover block test cases.
  5. 2241 Complete the 4 test cases noted for theme colors and gradients.
  6. 2352 Add a caption to an image block, tap enter at the end of the caption text, verify new paragraph block is inserted.
  7. 2371 Verify media uploads do not crash the app on page templates. See testing steps.
  8. 14260 Go to Me > App Settings, verify the default value is ‘system default’, change the value to light then dark verify the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. appearance in the app updates accordingly. Force quit and re-open the app and verify the most recent setting selection is remembered.
  9. 14261 Change the device timezone to something different than the timezone in site settings. Publish a new post, go to Stats > Insights, and verify the time since the post was published is correct in the Latest Post Summary.
  10. 14276 Create a new site signup, select “Yes, Help Me” when prompted, go to Grow Your Audience > Follow other sites, verify that the indicator for the Reader appears in the right place, verify that the instructions make sense and can be followed.
  11. 14289 Enable VoiceOver on the device. In the app, go to My Sites, tap the Media button then two-finger swipe down to get VoiceOver to read, verify a description is given for the Next Steps section and the items within have accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) hints.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.1 and gutenberg-mobile 1.30, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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 anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue.
  • For known issues, please leave a comment on the issue saying you were able to replicate the problem and include device name, iOS version, app version, and type of site you used for testing.
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you may not have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team. 👍
  • If you would like to send Activity Logs to help with debugging (this can be very useful!), you should first trigger the bug and then go to Profile > Help & Support > Activity Logs > Current and use the share icon at top right to copy the logs. Next, go to Help & Support > Contact Us, add a short note mentioning the bug report link, and paste the logs below the note. Please be aware Activity Logs may contain tokens which should not be shared publicly, and that’s why logs should be sent through the Contact Us form.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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#15-1, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile