Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.4

WordPress for Android version 13.4-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at the same link.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.4-rc-1-universal.apk from here.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, ping one of us in the #mobile room on Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Set up a Jetpack site for testing if you don’t already have one. You can use to quickly create a Jetpack testing site.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.

To test:

  1. Block Editor: create and publish post several available blocks—get creative, think like a user, try to break the editor.
  2. 10536 Verify that changes to a draft or published post on self-hosted and Jetpack sites are labeled as “local changes” and are not auto-uploaded.
  3. 10536 Try previewing changes to pre-existing drafts or previously published posts on self-hosted sites and Jetpack. Previews are not supported on these types of sites so you should see a preview unavailable notice.
  4. Come up with an additional scenario to test an autosave, auto-upload, or remote preview. There have been several changes in this area.
  5. 10106 Post List: try previewing a trashed post. You should not see Edit or View buttons and you should not be able to preview before restoring the post. Note the type of site you tested.
  6. 10457 Post List: Create an unpublished revision in WP Admin, open the post in the app, select “More recent version/The version from another device”, go back without making changes, then open the post in the app again and verify the change made in WP Admin is showing in the app.
  7. 10402 Create a private draft while offline, go online, publish the post, verify the post is still private.
  8. 10536 Create a new draft then exit without saving and verify an autosave happens. Try with different site types (self-hosted, Jetpack, or Note: new drafts should always be autosaved and auto-uploaded.
  9. 10557 Open an existing draft in the block editor, add an image, tap back before the upload finishes, open the post again and check the HTML and make sure you do not see a local path for the image.
  10. 10517 Create a draft on a self-hosted site, turn on airplane mode, add an image, tap Publish, turn off airplane mode, confirm the post and media are published with no errors.
  11. 14270 Block editor: select text, tap Link button, exit without adding a link, check that no link was added. Check that adding a link after that still works.

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.14.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android 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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