Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 11.2

WordPress for iOS version 11.2 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

What’s New:

  • Add Giphy GIFs directly from the media toolbar when editing a post.
  • More helpful error messages will assist you when logging in to a self hosted site. (You can test this with a site that has XML-RPC disabled.)
  • Viewing a post with many images is now faster in the Reader.

What’s Fixed:

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 11.2

WordPress for Android version 11.2-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

What to Test:

What’s New:

  • The revision history of your posts is now available in the app: look for the History entry in the editor menu.
  • The used space quota is now shown in the media library.
  • Do you use WordPress.com? You can now jump from WordPress.com in your browser to the same content in the WordPress for Android app with ease. Just look out for the banner at the bottom of WordPress.com pages!

What’s Fixed:

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress Android application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 11.1

WordPress for iOS version 11.1 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

What’s New:

  • A new Quick Start section suggests steps to help you build a great site.
  • With Mentions, you can read the whole push notification message from the home screen.
  • Want to copy the link to a comment? Long-press its timestamp label.
  • Want to know the word and character counts for posts? Check out the editor action sheet title.

Here are some quick tips to test these new features:

  1. Quick Start (~5-10 minutes): Create a new WordPress.com site in the app, and when you visit the site’s dashboard follow the prompts to complete the quick start checklist.
  2. Mentions (<5 minutes): Make sure push notifications are enabled in your device settings. Ask another member of your site to @ mention you in a post or comment and check the notification from your home screen.
  3. Copy comment links (<5 minutes): Long-press the timestamp label for a comment anywhere in the app (Notifications, Reader, My Sites).
  4. Word/character count (<5 minutes): While writing a post, tap the ellipsis (…) menu in the top right to pull up the action sheet and check the count at the top. Try writing in other languages or adding non-text content and ensure the count is correct.

What’s Fixed:

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 11.1

WordPress for Android version 11.1-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

What to Test:

What’s New:

  • Problems installing Jetpack? A new step-by step flow is ready to guide you.

This update will guide you through a Jetpack manual installation flow if the automatic remote install fails (see related PR). To test this new flow, get creative with making the remote install fail or try out these steps:

  • Set up a self-hosted site without Jetpack.
  • Set up a reCaptcha plugin on the site.
  • Connect in the app with the self-hosted site.
  • Go to Stats.
  • Click on Install Jetpack.
  • Instead of a failure you get redirected to the manual flow.
  • Complete the flow.

What’s Fixed:

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress Android application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 11.0

WordPress for iOS version 11.0 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

This is our first build with iOS 12 support! If you have a new device (especially the iPhone XS Max) please watch out for visual defects so we can prioritize fixing those.

What’s New:

  • The Site Pages section now displays the pages in an order that matches the layout of your site, so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.
  • The tyranny of the blank page is no more! We’ve added suggestions for next steps to every page without content.
  • When you write a new post, the app automatically saves drafts on your device, so none of your work is ever lost.

What’s Fixed:

  • We’ve restyled a few more screens to keep improving consistency across the app.
  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 11.0

WordPress for Android version 11.0-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

What to Test:

What’s New:

  • Spend more time communicating, and less time tapping: now you can navigate to comment, blog and post details directly from the Activity Log.

What’s Fixed:

  • We’ve restyled a few more screens to keep improving consistency across the app.
  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress Android application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.9

WordPress for iOS version 10.9 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

  • You can now stick a post to the front page of your site.
  • Comment push notifications got smarter allowing you to read the whole message from the home screen.
  • A few more views have been restyled to improve consistency across the app.

2. Bug Fixes

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 10.9

WordPress for Android version 10.9-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

  • Site Pages has been revamped to display the pages in a hierarchical view that reflects the layout of your site.
  • Stats Widget has been polished with better number formatting and new icons.
  • A few more views have been restyled to improve consistency across the app.

2. Bug Fixes

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress Android application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 10.8

WordPress for Android version 10.8-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

This update is all about getting you to your goal faster:

  • there’s a new Quick Start section with a list of suggested steps to help you build a great site.
  • we streamlined Jetpack installation so it has fewer steps. Less setting up, more using!

2. Bug Fixes

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress Android application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.8

WordPress for iOS version 10.8 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

  • We’ve been tuning things up under the hood. You may not see anything obviously different in the app, but expect everything to be faster and more stable!

2. Bug Fixes

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!