Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 14.2

WordPress for Android version 14.2-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-14.2-rc-1-universal.apk.

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 WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

What to Test

To prepare:

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

To test:

  1. Block editor: Long-press Inserter icon to show options to add block before/after. (#1835)
    1. Start a new post and confirm that the block editor is enabled by default. Optional: Add some content to your new post.
    2. Long press on the “Add Block” icon in the editor toolbar, and confirm an action sheet appears with options about where to add the block:If no block or the title is selected, the options should be “Add to beginning” and “Add to end.”
    3. If a block is selected, the options should be “Add Block Before” and “Add Block After.”
    4. Make a selection and confirm the block picker comes up and your selected block is added in the correct place.
  2. Block editor: Add support for image size options in the gallery block. (#1798)
    1. Add a gallery block to your post, and add some images.
    2. With the gallery block selected, tap the settings icon and select “Images Size” to choose a size for the images in the gallery.
    3. Preview the post and confirm your images appear with the correct size. (You may need to preview the post on a desktop browser to confirm the size.)
  3. Block editor: Retry displaying image when connectivity restores. (#1686)
    1. Add an image block to your post, and select “WordPress Media Library” as the image source.
    2. Disable your internet connection and then choose an image from the media library. Confirm the image doesn’t load.
    3. Enable your internet connection, and confirm the image eventually loads.
    4. Confirm all other editor features continue to work as expected.
  4. Block editor: Fix retry media upload action. (#11237)
    1. Add an image block to your post, and then disable your internet connection.
    2. Select “Choose from device” and select an image. Notice the upload failure message.
    3. Enable your internet connection, tap the image, and retry the image upload.
    4. Confirm the image upload is restarted and the image is successfully uploaded.
  5. Block editor: Fix blank post when sharing media from another app. (#11121)
    1. Go to My Sites > Settings and confirm “Use block editor” is enabled.
    2. Open a different app on your device that contains photos or videos.
    3. Select a photo or video and share it to the WordPress app.
    4. Confirm that WordPress opens and the photo or video was successfully uploaded and is visible in the app.
    5. Repeat the same steps, sharing links from your device web browser or from another app (e.g. YouTube, Twitter). Confirm the editor is opened and includes a clickable link.
    6. Repeat the same steps, but with the “Use block editor” setting disabled.
  6. Block editor: Fix issue that sometimes prevented merging paragraph blocks. (#1867)
    1. Add a paragraph block and add some text to it.
    2. Tap in the middle of the text and hit enter to move the right half of the text to a new block.
    3. Hit backspace and watch the new block merge back correctly with the previous block.
    4. Hit enter from the middle of the text again to create a new block.
    5. This time delete one or more characters from the beginning of the new text block.
    6. Continue to hit the backspace key and confirm the new block is merged back with the previous block.

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 14.2 and gutenberg-mobile 1.22.

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.

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 > Application log and use the copy 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 that the Application log 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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