WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 9.8 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
- Uploads are now asynchronous!
- Pages that fail to upload will now be marked red.
- The input field for writing comments can now grow up to 5 lines.
2. Several Bug Fixes
- Post tags no longer drop a shadow.
- Resolved some refreshing issues when creating Categories.
- Jetpack: Resolved some layout issues during setup.
- Reader now loads with the correct locale.
- iPad: Tapping on a notification properly launches the App and shows it.
- Notifications: Tapping on a post notification takes you to the reader.
- Editor: Posts are initialized as Draft instead of Published.
- My Profile: Ampersands in names are now properly displayed.
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.
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!