Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 12.9

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 12.9 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. You can sign up for our TestFlight program (open the link on your iPhone or iPad) to join as a beta tester.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing, you can let us know in the comments, or 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 room on Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

What to Test

  1. Be offline, go to Blog Posts > Published or Drafts, tap the “Create Post” button, you should see a save draft option when exiting and the post should then be created as a draft and queued for upload. (12023)
  2. 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: add a video block to a post and try to break it. (1150)
  3. Block editor: open any post with the block editor, tap on the empty editor area, a new paragraph block should be added. (1200)
  4. Block editor: open a post with at least one block in the content area, tap the Title, add any block, make sure the new block is added at the top of the post. (1201)
  5. Block editor: open a post with at least one block in the content area, make sure no block is selected, add any block, check that a new block should be added to the bottom of the post. (1201)
  6. Block editor: open a post with at least one block in the content area, make sure an existing block is selected, add any block, see that a new block is added below the previously selected block. (1201)
  7. Block editor: on the web, create a group block as described at 1206 or use the sample content noted in 1209 then open the post in the app and make sure no content is lost.
  8. Go to Blog Posts and observe there is a new compact layout option. Try to find any problems you can with the Blog Posts screen. (12087)
  9. Go to Blog Posts and check that the post list matches the mockups in 11646. (12087)
  10. Go to My Sites > Switch Site > “+” (at top right) > “Create An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. site”, follow the prompts until you see a site preview, make sure you can scroll all the way down to the bottom of the site and the “Done” button doesn’t block the site view. (12052)
  11. Go to My Sites > Switch Site > “+” (at top right) > “Create site”, accept help when offered assistance, in “Customize Your Site” tap “Upload a site icon” and make sure it behaves well. Try it multiple times in a row. (12051)
  12. Using a very poor network connection, go to Blog Posts > Published, open a post, update it, tap “Preview”, you should see “Generating Preview” in the nav bar. Make sure you can exit the editor and perform other actions. After exiting, the nav bar in the editor should go back to its previous state and no longer say “Generating Preview”. (12031)

You can more details about updates to version 12.9 in the related PRs targeting 12.9 and 1.9.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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