Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 11.0

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 11.0 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

This is our first build with iOS 12 support! If you have a new device (especially the iPhone XS Max) please watch out for visual defects so we can prioritize fixing those.

What’s New:

  • The Site Pages section now displays the pages in an order that matches the layout of your site, so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for.
  • The tyranny of the blank page is no more! We’ve added suggestions for next steps to every page without content.
  • When you write a new post, the app automatically saves drafts on your device, so none of your work is ever lost.

What’s Fixed:

  • We’ve restyled a few more screens to keep improving consistency across the app.
  • 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 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!