Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.2

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 10.2 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

  • You can now save posts in the Reader: just tap the bookmark icon on a post, and you’ll be able to find it later in your Saved Posts list. You can even read the text of your saved posts if you’re offline!Please note that images aren’t guaranteed to be available offline in this initial 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. and that Saved Posts is currently a device-specific feature, which means that saved posts aren’t synced between devices or the web, and will be lost if you log out or uninstall the app.

2. General Improvements

  • Support for displaying GIF images has gained some additional improvements
  • Customer support system has been moved to a different service

3. 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.

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!