Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 11.1

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 11.1 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

What’s New:

  • A new Quick Start section suggests steps to help you build a great site.
  • With Mentions, you can read the whole push notification message from the home screen.
  • Want to copy the link to a comment? Long-press its timestamp label.
  • Want to know the word and character counts for posts? Check out the editor action sheet title.

Here are some quick tips to test these new features:

  1. Quick Start (~5-10 minutes): Create a new An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. site in the app, and when you visit the site’s dashboard follow the prompts to complete the quick start checklist.
  2. Mentions (<5 minutes): Make sure push notifications are enabled in your device settings. Ask another member of your site to @ mention you in a post or comment and check the notification from your home screen.
  3. Copy comment links (<5 minutes): Long-press the timestamp label for a comment anywhere in the app (Notifications, Reader, My Sites).
  4. Word/character count (<5 minutes): While writing a post, tap the ellipsis (…) menu in the top right to pull up the action sheet and check the count at the top. Try writing in other languages or adding non-text content and ensure the count is correct.

What’s Fixed:

  • 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!