The WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 6.7 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. will be available for testing on TestFlight soon. 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. iPad Layout on Me and My Sites Tabs
On iPads, the Me and My Sites tabs now have a new layout with a sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.. (Related Github pull request.)
Please navigate through these tabs, use each section, and report any layout quirks or bugs. iPhone users shouldn’t see any change there, so please report any new issues you see with the layout on those tabs.
- Old iPad layout:
- New iPad layout:
2. Reader Improvements
This release includes a number of improvements to Reader performance, auto-sizing, and and readability. These changes are mainly targeted toward the iPad experience, and in preparation for future Reader layout changes like on the Me and My Sites tabs. (Related Github pull request.)
Please use the Reader as usual (on iPad and iPhone) and report any issues viewing posts, interacting with posts (e.g. comments and buttons), and scrolling through post lists.
In addition to testing new features and changes, as beta testers we can give feedback about the flow through the WordPress app. (Not sure what I mean? Check out how the WordPress Flow team tests and what we mean by flow.)
Here are some things to consider or try out in this release:
- Take a screenshot of each step as you test. Upload your screenshots (you can create a gallery on Cloudup) and share them in a comment here.
- Choose a task (such as updating your account profile/settings or publishing a new post) that takes you through the Me tab or My Sites tab in the app. Describe how the process makes you feel and whether you were able to finish the entire task you started.
- When you finish the task, what do you want to do next? Is there a clear path to continue on to your next task?
Bugs & Feedback
Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS Github repository and open a new issue.
Thanks for testing!