The WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 7.5 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. Aztec Native Editor
You may have heard about the new editor that’s included (but hidden) in the WordPress app. Aztec has reached beta status and you’re being invited to test it out!
First step: Read about Aztec here. There are instructions on how to enable it.
Second step: Look at the release notes for Aztec to find out what works, doesn’t work. It’s a beta so there’s still work left to be done.
Third step: If you test with updating an existing post, you may wish to use a test site. While we’ve been working super hard to make a solid experience you could potentially lose formatting.
We’re keeping the testing scenarios pretty loose at this point:
- Compose a new post.
- Update an existing post.
- Add images (video support coming).
- Try formatting things and verify formatting isn’t lost after posting.
Something not work right? Did the app crash? Please tell us if something that seems like it should work didn’t.
2. Post Slug editing
On a post you can now edit the post slug (the unique part of a post URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org).
- Create a new post.
- Tap the ellipsis button and then Options. Tap Slug near the bottom of the list.
- Edit the post slug and provide something different than the default. (currently the default is blank – we’re going to supply the standard text before 7.5 ships)
- Publish the post and verify the slug is what you provided.
- Also try editing the slug on an existing post (using a test post is suggested).
Try and break this – leave it blank, put weird stuff in there, etc. Let us know what happens!
Several Bug Fixes & Improvements
There were a bunch of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” 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!
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