Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 11.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 11.4 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

  • We fixed an annoying bug that kept users with author or contributor rights on self-hosted sites from being able to publish posts. 
  • We’ve implemented a better support for translators, especially when they’re trying to translate things with dynamic elements, like email addresses and phone numbers. If you use the app in a language that is something other than English, you will see better translations across the app.
  • We’re continuing to polish the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. to make the app super-duper to use on an iPad — things like better margins and alignments, especially after rotating from landscape to portrait, that make the whole experience of using the app smoother.
  • There were a bunch 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!