WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 8.1 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 shortly for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.
What to Test:
Entirely New Login Flows
We’ve totally revamped the login flows to better match what our users expect. A ton of research has gone into this and we would really love for you to spend some time testing the login flows.
Some important flows to test are:
- Signing in to a self-hosted site by entering their site address
- Signing in to WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com 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. https://wordpress.com/ via magic links
- Signing in to WordPress.com via password
- Signing in to WordPress.com via password and 2FA
- Signing in to WordPress.com by entering their site address
- Test that they can log in via 1Password credentials.
- Test that they can log in via safari stored passwords.
Several Bug Fixes & Improvements
There were a lot 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!