Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 12.2

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 12.2 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

  • Previewing a draft now autosaves local changes and shows the remote version of the post. To test, create a new post or open a saved draft, make changes to the post, and preview it without saving it first. The draft will be autosaved and display a preview of the post on your site. Note that this does not change the behavior for viewing/previewing published posts. (PR #11376)
  • Adds support for importing data from Bear and Ulysses (or any apps using the TextBundle and TextPack formats). Note that this does not include support for tags or images. (PR #11375)
    • To test in Bear:
      • From the notes list: Swipe left → More… → Export Note… → Text Bundle
      • Open in WordPress
      • Ensure the contents of the post are correct, and not quoted
    • To test in Ulysses:
      • Tap share icon
      • Tap the top to choose export format, choose Text and TextPack
      • Tap the  button, tap “Send to” or “Open in Another App”
      • Open in WordPress
      • Ensure the contents of the post are correct, and not quoted
  • Support for lists in the 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. To test, create a new post using the block editor (you can enable it under Me > App Settings); add a list block to your post; try adding and changing the list content (add items, change the list type, split the list block, etc.). Confirm that your list appears correctly in the post on your site. (PR #11409)
  • Several 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. details were polished in the Site Creation flow. This includes support for creating a blog with a .blog subdomain directly in the app. (PR #11413)
    Find all other changes/fixes in the related PRs targeting 12.2.

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!