Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 7.3

The WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 7.3 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. will be available for testing on TestFlight soon. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

1. Publicize Improvements

If you tried the Publicize feature that came out in version 7.1 you’ll want to take a look at these improvements:

  • Fix a broken publicize connection from the editor’s post options.
  • Switch back to the default publicize message (post title & URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL by deleting the custom message.
  • Tap the whole line (not just the toggle) to toggle a connection on or off.

To test:

  1. In your site’s Sharing section, connect to at least one sharing service.
  2. Bonus: Break the publicize connection (for example, by deactivating the social media account you connected — you might want to use a test social media account for this!).
  3. Create a new post.
  4. Open the post options.
  5. If you broke your publicize connection in step 2, tap the error symbol to fix the connection.
  6. Set a custom publicize message.
  7. Remove the custom publicize message.
  8. Tap anywhere on an individual sharing connection to enable/disable it.
  9. Publish the post and confirm the default publicize message (your post’s title and URL) was used.


  • Did the three improvements work as expected? Please report anything that didn’t work or other parts of the Publicize feature that you still have trouble with.
  • Flow Challenge: Were you able to fix a broken publicize connection and return to your task smoothly? What happens if you change your mind in the middle of the process? Please report any point where you get stuck or can’t find your way back to the post you’re working on.

(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. pull requests: Reconnect a broken connection, Switch back to default message, Toggle behavior.)

2. Recent Sites

You can now find your most recently used sites at the top of your site list (under My Sites > Switch Site), if you have more than 11 sites in the app.


  • If you have 11 sites or fewer, does the recent sites section appear? (It shouldn’t appear unless you have more than 11 sites.)
  • If you have more than 11 sites, do your recent sites appear in the order you most recently used them in the app?

(Related Github pull request.)

3. 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. Site Icons in My Sites

Site icons for public sites will now appear in the site list and the site details on the My Sites tab. (Previously, only a site icon placeholder appeared there.)

To test:

  1. Add a site icon to a site (from the site’s general settings or customizer).
  2. In the app, open the My Sites tab.
    1. Check your site list and confirm the site icon appears next to the site in the list.
    2. Open the site details and confirm the site icon appears next to the site title/URL at the top of the screen.


  • Please report any issues with the site icon not appearing next to a public site, either in the site list or on the site’s details (dashboard) screen.
  • Bonus: Try removing the site icon as well as adding it, and confirm the app updates the site icon in both cases.

(Related Github pull request.)

4. Sharing to WhatsApp and Telegram

You can now share posts to WhatsApp and Telegram, using the sharing buttons on the post:

  1. Install and set up WhatsApp and Telegram on your device.
  2. Open the Reader in the WordPress app.
  3. Find a post that has the WhatsApp and/or Telegram sharing buttons enabled.
  4. Tap on “Visit” under the post in the Reader list view.
  5. Scroll down to the sharing buttons under the post.
  6. Tap on the WhatsApp and/or Telegram buttons to share the post.


  • Please report any errors or unexpected results when you share the post to WhatsApp or Telegram.
  • Testing Challenge: Can you find the other ways to share a post from the Reader? Test those out and confirm sharing works as expected in each place.

(Related Github pull request.)

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!

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