Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 13.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 13.4 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.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use 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 enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If your native language is not English or if you are comfortable testing in another language you are proficient in, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. Block Editor: create and publish post several available blocks—get creative, think like a user, try to break the editor. For example, try adding several images at once while offline then go online.
  2. Test that you can receive push notifications, notifications in-app, and email notifications for likes, comments, and follows.
  3. 12552 Sign In With Apple: log in with SIWA, open app switcher (double tap home button), select iOS settings, disconnect Apple account(Settings > Password & Security > Apps Using your Apple ID > WordPress > Stop Using Apple ID), go back to the WordPress app—verify you are logged out and the following message appears in app logs “Apple credentialRevokedNotification received. User signed out.”
  4. 12585 Sign In With Apple: log in with SIWA, background the app, disconnect your Apple account on the device (Settings > Password & Security > Apps Using your Apple ID > WordPress > Stop Using Apple ID), open the app—verify you get logged out.
  5. 12606 Sign In With Apple: login/signup with SIWA using an email that matches a WP account, log out and log in with SIWA again, verify the email address is displayed on the password entry view.
  6. 12637 Like some posts in the Reader using dark and light mode.
  7. 12616 Check that popup menus for headings and lists have a dark background in Aztec.
  8. 12610 Log out and when you log back in make sure the spinner at bottom right is visible while logging in.
  9. 12590 Open an individual post in the Reader, minimize the app, and verify the app doesn’t crash.
  10. 12590 Put the app in the background and switch from light to dark mode (or vice versa), re-open the app, make sure the colors look correct and that buttons and content is generally readable.
  11. 12560 Browse comments, pending comments, edit a comment, resize/crop your GravatarGravatar Is an acronym for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is the avatar system managed by, and used within the WordPress software., and view the country map in stats to make sure all of those things look good in dark mode.
  12. 12560 Share content from Safari to the WordPress app, add enough content so it goes behind the keyboard, try to scroll.
  13. 12575 Create a document in iA Writer, tap the share icon at the bottom, select “New Draft on WordPress” (a custom iA Writer action, NOT the WP sharing extension), verify the link opens in Safari.
  14. 1382 Block editor: check if links in content are tappable without opening a Safari instance on iOS 13.
  15. 14270 Block editor: select text, tap Link button, exit without adding a link, check that no link was added. Check that adding a link right after that still works.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 13.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.14.

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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