Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 12.0

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 12.0 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 (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

New Features

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. 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.
    • Dictation now works with the block editor. Try dictating text in the editor (using the built-in iOS dictation) and confirm it works as expected.
    • Fixed an issue in the block editor where images could not be uploaded to private sites.

Bug Fixes

  • Redesigned Notices: To test, trigger a notice and confirm it appears with a dark background and light (readable) text. Notices you can trigger include: uploading media to the media library, unfollowing a site in the Reader, and navigating the app while offline. (PR #11118)
  • Offline: Changed offline error messages to be less disruptive (a notice instead of an alert). To test, turn off your network connection and navigate to the Reader, My Site > Comments/Pages/Blog Posts, or Notifications. (PR #11171)
  • Find all other changes/fixes 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, 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!