Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 12.1

WordPress for iOS version 12.1 beta 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

  • Improved text import from other apps, such as Bear or Ulysses. 🥰
    • To test in Bear, open a note in the Bear app, tap the “i” information button in the top right, and export the note; then, share it to WordPress.
    • To test in Ulysses, select the text you want to share and use the contextual toolbar to share it to WordPress.
    • Confirm that the text appears in the post without a blockquote, and HTML has escaped HTML entities. See the PR for additional details about other text editors and behavior. (PR #11288)
  • Block editor now supports the creation of posts with pre-inserted photos and the 3D Touch action of starting a post with photo. (PR #11317)
    • Test 1: Enable the block editor in the app. Then, go to the Media Library, upload one or more images, and when the uploads finish select “Write Post” on the upload notification. Confirm that the images are preloaded in the new post.
    • Test 2: On the device home screen, force touch the WordPress app icon and select New Photo Post. Confirm the block editor opens with the media picker visible. Select the media you want and confirm it is uploaded and added to the post correctly.
  • Classic Editor: Added support on the editor for video elements that use the source elements. (PR #11296) For example:
    <video alt="Another video with bunnies"> <source src="https://videos.files.wordpress.com/kUJmAcSf/bbb_sunflower_1080p_30fps_normal.mp4" type="video/mp4"> </video>
  • Improved messages when updates to WordPress.com user account details fail because of server logic. To test, go to Me > Account Settings and try to make a change that you know will fail, e.g. update the account email to an email address already used on another account. Confirm that the error message matches the expected failure. (PR #11229)
  • Find all other changes/fixes in the related PRs targeting 12.1.

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 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!