Call for testing: WordPress for Android 12.0

WordPress for Android version 12.0-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

What to Test:

New Features

  • Block Editor: The block editor for the apps is still in beta. Check out the block editor announcement post for details about what to expect and how to test it.
    • When a heading was inserted in the block editor it would show with no formatting. We have now fixed this.
  • Stats: We have made some small improvements to stats, including adding a new section to show your site’s posting activity. (PR #9330)

Bug Fixes & Enhancements

  • Editor: New posts are now created as drafts to make sure they won’t be published accidentally. To test, go through the steps in the original issue and the test cases in the PR to confirm they work as expected. Also, get creative and test any other cases around creating, saving, scheduling, publishing, and updating posts to confirm the fix hasn’t introduced any unintended changes. (PR #9322)
  • Editor: The block editor now opens faster with large posts. To test, create a post with a lot of content in the block editor and open it in the app. Possible cases to test include older devices and Android versions, rotating the device while the post loads, losing the internet connection while the post loads, or putting the app in the background while the post loads. (PR #9370)
  • Notifications: The Notifications screen now uses tabs to filter different types of notifications. To test, navigate around the notifications tabs and your notification details and confirm the tabs work as expected. Confirm the tabs work as expected on different device sizes/orientations and UI languages. (PR #9355)
  • Find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting 12.0.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile Slack room or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!