Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.0

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 13.0 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. You can sign up for our TestFlight program and join as a beta tester by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, 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.

Noteworthy: this release contains an update to how 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 is auto-enabled in the app—it has moved from an app-wide setting in your profile to a per-site setting in site settings.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Completely uninstall and re-install the app so that you have a fresh install of the app.

To test:

  1. Go to My Sites > Settings and observe the “Use block editor” setting is disabled. Open any post containing blocks. Go to My Sites > Settings and observe the “Use block editor” setting is now enabled. (12066)
  2. Go to My Sites > Settings and disable the “Use block editor” setting. Close and re-open the app. Switch sites. Switch back. Check to make sure the classic editor opens for the site where “Use block editor” was disabled when creating a new post or editing a post created with the classic editor. (12066)
  3. Try to break the “Use block editor” setting. Does it do anything you did not expect? (12066)
  4. Start a new post in the block editor. Open an existing post or draft that has content already, tap on the title, tap the + icon at bottom left, check that an “Add Block Here” indicator is shown. (1219)
  5. Open a post, select the post title, add any “non-text” block (imagevideomoreseparator, or page break), and make sure the cursor is no longer active in the post title. (1231)
  6. Start with a site with the timezone set a day ahead of your local timezone. Go to My Sites > Stats > Days/Weeks/Months/Years and check that a “Site timezone” label appears showing the offset from UTC.(12159)
  7. Go to My Sites > Stats > Days/Weeks/Months/Years and verify changing the date via the bar or the chart works as expected and matches the same view from Calypso (especially the Days view). (12159)
  8. Go to My Sites > Stats > Insights and verify Today shows today’s stats. Go to Year > View more and verify the date bar behaves as expected. Verify the Latest Post Summary chart is correct. (12159)
  9. Go to My Sites > Stats > Latest Post Summary and click a post to open post stats and verify the date and chart behaves correctly and that the chart data is correct. (12159)
  10. Go to My Sites > Settings and change the site timezone. Go to My Sites > Stats and verify the date bar is updated accordingly. (12159)

You can more details about updates to version 13.0 in the related PRs targeting 13.0.

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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