Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.1

WordPress for iOS version 10.1 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • Never miss a credit: a default caption with credits is now generated when uploading stock photos.
  • Manage your notifications: an improved settings management has been implemented.

2. General Improvements

  • Support for displaying GIF images has been improved.
  • The buttons in the comments action bar on notifications now match Calypso’s ordering.
  • Blog list can now be refreshed by pulling
  • Some small layout improvements for accessibility
  • Better captioning of Publish button when scheduling a post

3. Several 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 iOS 10.0

WordPress for iOS version 10.0 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • When importing files into a post in the editor you can now select many different types of file, including PDFs to Word documents.

2. Bug Fixes

  • Improve error message for Jetpack connection errors
  • Allow composing posts when offline by preventing the error message to appear countinuously
  • Fix issue where the WPNoResultsView would be misaligned after rotation.

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 iOS 9.9

WordPress for iOS version 9.9 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • Free Stock Photos are now available in the App!
  • Spotlight now indexes key sections of the App!
  • Setting up Jetpack within the app now allows a new WP.com account to be created at the same time.
  • Enabled multiple selection in the document picker.

2. Bug Fixes

  • Signup Epilogue: Some small UI 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 iOS 9.8

WordPress for iOS version 9.8 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • Uploads are now asynchronous!
  • Pages that fail to upload will now be marked red.
  • The input field for writing comments can now grow up to 5 lines.

2. Several Bug Fixes

  • Post tags no longer drop a shadow.
  • Resolved some refreshing issues when creating Categories.
  • Jetpack: Resolved some layout issues during setup.
  • Reader now loads with the correct locale.
  • iPad: Tapping on a notification properly launches the App and shows it.
  • Notifications: Tapping on a post notification takes you to the reader.
  • Editor: Posts are initialized as Draft instead of Published.
  • My Profile: Ampersands in names are now properly displayed.

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 iOS 9.7

WordPress for iOS version 9.7 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • List of Posts, Accessibility: The list of post now handles Dynamic Type fonts better.
  • List of Posts: New post status and author filter bar!
  • List of Posts, Accessibility: The new post status and author filter bar offers Voiceover support.
  • Login, Accessibility: The login flow now handles Dynamic Type better.
  • Menus, Accessibility: The Menu section of your sites now supports Dynamic Type.
  • My Profile: You now have a more explicit option for editing your Gravatar icon.
  • Spotlight: Now indexes posts and pages!

2. Several Bug Fixes

  • Share extension: Your primary site can no longer be hidden when sharing content to WPiOS.
  • The app will now use a fixed font size for navigation and search bars.
  • Fixed a crash with the email verification checks.

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 iOS 9.6

WordPress for iOS version 9.6 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • Posts: Post publishing now requires confirmation.
  • Editor, iPad: The editor now has readable margins!
  • Posts: Post deletion now requires confirmation.
  • Media: Showing the disk quota in Site Settings and when adding media to the library.
  • Sharing: Saving a Draft to WordPress now lets you pick the categories for the post.
  • Self-hosted: Shows an error messages when XMLRPC is blocked.

2. Several Bug Fixes

  • Assume HTTPS instead of HTTP by default.
  • Fixed a crash when closing a web view in the app.
  • Fixed a crash when Stats was trying to open some broken links.
  • Fixed a crash when tapping on media that failed to upload.

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!

Gutenberg on Mobile

The mobile team has been looking at Gutenberg lately, and while it’s too soon to have a detailed plan, we thought we’d share an update on where we stand so far.

We want to support Gutenberg on the mobile apps. And for Gutenberg to be successful in the apps, we believe we must strive to support the full experience, and not a limited feature set. We believe Gutenberg and the concept of blocks has the potential to reshape the way people customize and extend WordPress, and the apps should be a core part of that experience. Getting this right opens up a level of extensibility on mobile that we have never been able to support with the existing plugin infrastructure.

To make this a reality, we have been experimenting with React Native the past weeks, and we keep doing research on what we’re going to need to build this. Our plan is to adapt Gutenberg to make its primitives run both on web and native platforms, then have some platform-specific components, like Aztec for RichText, or our own Media pickers.

We are still in the process of discovering what changes will be necessary, but so far we know that:

  • Blocks will have to rely on a given set of known primitives that are implemented in all platforms if they are to be mobile compatible, instead of using plain HTML.
  • We need to find a solution for styling. CSS is a given on the web, but not on mobile.
  • Blocks should not access the DOM directly, since React Native doesn’t use the DOM. There might be other JavaScript limitations.

Beyond technical limitations, Gutenberg and block developers will have to consider that their UI will run on different platforms and screen sizes, and use a design that works across all of them. We’ll hopefully provide a tool set to help block developers make their blocks mobile compatible.

There are still a lot of unknowns, but we are very excited about this project, and its potential to bring the apps closer to core and allow for much more customization than is possible today.

You can expect to see some discussion happening on the Gutenberg and gutenberg-mobile Github repos, and we’ll make another post here once we have a clearer roadmap. If you have any questions or want to get involved, you can discuss here or find us in the #core-editor and #mobile rooms in WordPress.org Slack.

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 9.5

WordPress for iOS version 9.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • A new Sign Up and Site Creation flow.
  • A new share extension that adds support to save drafts and handles tags.
  • Plugin management taken to the next level: you can now browse, search and install plugins, accessible via Site->Plugins (only available for Jetpack sites).

2. Several 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!

#beta, #ios, #needs-testing

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 9.5

WordPress for Android version 9.5-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and comment here or join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers. (Note: If you see a message that the beta testing program is full, you’ll need to wait for space to open up before you can join the beta. Thanks for your interest!)

What to Test:

SignUp/Site Creation

This has been fully revamped. If feeling in the mood to checking this out,  please check logging in, creating a new user / site, and all different paths you can think of.

Jetpack Plugin directory browser / search

This is also a newly added feature, accessible through Site -> Plugins.

Related master issue here:

https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android/pull/7207

Jetpack speed up settings

There are two options with descriptions. One is to load images lazily and the second to server images from our servers. Both have been added to the “General” tab. Settings are only visible on Jetpack version >= 5.8

To test:

  • Log in with site connected to Jetpack with version >= 5.8
  • Go to site settings
  • Click on “Speed up your site”
  • See 2 new settings with description
    • Both are clickable and are saved when clicked

Original GH issue https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android/pull/7256

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? Did you try the additional flow testing? You can discuss it here, report it using the “Enter feedback about the app” form in the Google Play Store, or head straight to the Android Github repository and open a new issue.

Thank you for testing!

#android, #beta, #needs-testing, #wpandroid

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 9.4

WordPress for iOS version 9.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. General Improvements

  • Share Extension: Notifications for completed and failed actions.
  • New Jetpack Setting: Speed up your site.
  • Improved Jetpack connection flow from Notifications screen.

2. Several 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, and specifically for the new Editor 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!

#beta, #ios, #needs-testing