Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 9.6

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 9.6 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 Features

  • Posts: Post publishing now requires confirmation.
  • Editor, iPad: The editor now has readable margins!
  • Posts: Post deletion now requires confirmation.
  • Media: Showing the disk quota in Site Settings and when adding media to the library.
  • Sharing: Saving a Draft to WordPress now lets you pick the categories for the post.
  • Self-hosted: Shows an error messages when XMLRPC is blocked.

2. Several Bug Fixes

  • Assume HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. instead of HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. by default.
  • Fixed a crash when closing a web view in the app.
  • Fixed a crash when Stats was trying to open some broken links.
  • Fixed a crash when tapping on media that failed to upload.

There were a lot of other improvements made in this releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application 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!