Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 14.1

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 14.1 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 Profile > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Profile > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • Go to My Site > Settings and turn on the 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 setting to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please feel free to test in that language.

To test:

  1. 19534 Create a new post in the block editor, add any shortcode, try to break the block. Try with at least 5 randomly chosen shortcodes.
  2. 13242 In the app, open a site that has some traffic registered in the Stats section, and go to Stats > Widgets > Use this site. On the device, add the WordPress This Week 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 your Today view. Verify the widget works as expected and that the numbers match what you see when you check stats for the same site from 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. using a web browser.
  3. 13236 In the app, follow any private blog that requires login to view the post. Go to the Reader and find a post from that blog, tap Visit for that post, and verify the post is displayed properly when authenticated (no on-screen error, no errors in the console). Test using all three site types:, Jetpack, Self-hosted.
  4. 13236 Using a account with a site that has an upgrade or plan, go to My Site > Settings > Advanced > Delete Site > Show Purchases, and verify that the “Show Purchases” page is displayed properly. Complete the process to delete a site and verify it worked.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 14.1 and gutenberg-mobile 1.21.

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.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • Search the GitHub repository first to see if the bug is a known issue.
  • For known issues, please leave a comment on the issue saying you were able to replicate the problem and include device name, iOS version, app version, and type of site you used for testing.
  • For new issues, please follow the template GitHub repository that shows up when creating a new issue.
  • Please be aware that a bot will ask for labels but you won’t have rights to add them. Know that labels will be added by someone on the triage team.
  • If you would like to send Activity Logs to help with debugging (this can be very useful!), you should first trigger the bug and then go to Profile > Help & Support > Activity Logs > Current and use the share icon at top right to copy the logs. Next, go to Help & Support > Contact Us, add a short note mentioning the bug report link, and paste the logs below the note. Please be aware Activity Logs may contain tokens which should not be shared publicly, and that’s why logs should be sent through the Contact Us form.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

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