WordPress for Android version 7.6-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: Unified Media Browser Picker
Your site’s media library (the Media section) has an improved UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. (see here), and now it’s been unified as per the work done here. Check it out and let us know if you find any problems!
New on Aztec
This new build uses the Aztec editor latest version (what’s Aztec?) by default, which now has the following improvements:
<pre>tag with with white-space formatting support
- Changing heading type for multiple headings bug fix
- Disappearing context menu during image upload fix
- Paragraphs disappearing while deleting fix
- Toolbar buttons selected state style change
- Now you can add images from the new WordPress media library
- Fixed a bug when it wasn’t possible to save an empty draft
More details on the work in Aztec included in this version of WordPress for Android can be found here.
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!