Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 9.3

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 9.3 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. is available 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:

1. New Share Extension

In this version we are shipping the new custom WordPress iOS Share Extension, you can test different types of sharing:

  • Sharing images.
  • Sharing a web page from Safari and from other browsers.
  • Sharing a URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL
  • Sharing plain text.
  • Sharing from WordPress iOS.

2. Media Library

Uploading Media to the media library now shows a notification if you are outside the app when the upload completes. For successful uploads, the Write Post action that’s available on both the notification and in-app Notice will drop you into the editor with your media pre-filled into the post.

3. General Improvements

  • New pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party detail srceen.
  • Improved Jetpack connection flow.

4. Several Bug Fixes

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here, and specifically for the new Editor 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 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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