Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 14.0

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 14.0 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.

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 you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 13112 Enter any comment flow (reader, notification, comments), add some text, tap the full screen toggle button, add more text, tap the exit full screen button, enter more text, tap reply/save button.
  2. 13195 On the device, add the Today and/or the All-Time widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. to the Today view. In the app, Go to Stats > Widgets > Use this site, switch to a different site, go to Stats, close the app, return to the Today view and tap a widget, tap Done to close the modal, verify the Stats view then displays the Stats for the selected site (not the widget site).
  3. 13196 On a site with high traffic, go to Stats > Widgets > Use this site, add the Today and All-Time widgets to the Today view, verify the widget numbers are abbreviated as they are in the app.
  4. 13131 With a site you haven’t accessed before or modified insights, check that the default insights list is: Latest Post Summary, Today, All-Time, Follower Totals. Tap Add stats card and check that the view is presented modally and functions as expected. Also test on iPad.
  5. 13158 Trigger some notifications and tap on them. The app should be opened correctly and should not crash.
  6. 13128 Set the Site Time Zone to a different Time Zone than the device, schedule a post, check that the displayed scheduled time matches the site’s time zone and is published on that date.
  7. 13173 Rename an image saved on your device or iCloud Drive. In the app, go to Media > + and add a new image, select ‘Other Apps’, select the renamed image, after it uploads click on the image and verify the original file name was kept (lowercased and without extension).
  8. 1669 In the block editor in the app, add an image via link, add a second image from the Media Library, close and reopen the post, verify the Image Sizes option is displayed for the image inserted from the Media Library and not for the image added via link.
  9. 1701 In the block editor in the app, add a paragraph block, type some characters, undo changes until the block is removed. Repeat if necessary. App should not crash.
  10. 1631 On the web, create a draft with aligned images. In the app, open an empty post (to load the js from the metro bundler), go to Blog Posts > Drafts, turn on airplane mode, open the draft, make sure images have placeholder images.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 14.0 and gutenberg-mobile 1.20.

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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