Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 6.2

WordPress for Android version 6.2-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join 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. 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:

New: Magic Links Login for An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. 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.

You can now log in to accounts using a magic link — if you enter your email address on the login screen, you can have a link sent to your email to log in to the app (without a password):

  1. Open the app (logged out) on the login screen.
  2. Enter the email address linked to your account.
  3. On the next screen, tap “Send link” (or tap “Enter your password instead” to log in with a password as usual).
  4. Check your email for the link — you can tap “Launch your email app” to go directly to your email.
  5. Open the email (titled “Sign in to on your mobile device”) and tap the button to log in.
  6. If your account has 2-factor authentication, a prompt will appear in your device web browser to enter your 2-factor code.
  7. Enjoy the magic as you are logged in to the app!

Logging in to a self-hosted WordPress? Enter your email address and the self-hosted login form will appear.


  • Take a screenshot of each step as you test the new and updated features above. Upload your screenshots (you can create a gallery on Cloudup) and share them in a comment here.
  • Did the magic link login work for you? Did you experience any confusion or get stuck anywhere?
  • Does it work on accounts with and without 2-factor authentication?
  • Are you still able to log in as expected to a self-hosted WordPress site?

(Related GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. issue and pull request.)

New: Open URLs in the App

Opening a post URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL will now prompt you to open that post in the WordPress Reader (in the app). This works even if you are not logged in to the app, giving you access to a logged-out Reader view.

Note: This currently works only for sites with a * URL.

  1. From another app, open a link to a post on a site hosted on (with a * URL, not a custom domain name). Try a variety of apps, such as browsers, chat apps, social media, etc.
  2. A picker will appear asking where you want to open the link. Select “WordPress Reader” from the list, and choose “Just Once” or “Always.”
  3. The app will open and the post will appear in the Reader.
  4. If the link is to the comments on the post, the Reader will open the comments view directly.


  • Take a screenshot of each step as you test the new and updated features above. Upload your screenshots (you can create a gallery on Cloudup) and share them in a comment here.
  • Does the post always open in the Reader as expected?
  • If you log out of the app, does the post open in the Reader and work as expected?
  • Do you ever get stuck or end up in a confusing flow?
  • When you finish reading the post, can you move on to your next task comfortably?

(Related Github issue and pull request.)

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.

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