Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 14.5

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 14.5 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 Account > App Settings > Privacy Settings and turn on the Collect information option.
  • Go to Account > Help & Support and turn on the Extra Debug option.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please feel free to test in that language.

To test:

  1. 1931 Open any post or page, add a Latest Posts 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., verify that tapping on the gear icon opens block settings, save and publish the post or page, verify the updates show on the web (mobile and desktop), re-open the post for editing from the web (mobile or desktop), change each setting, verify from another platform (mobile or desktop) that the settings were updated and are reflected on the published post and drafts as expected.
  2. 1987 Create a new page, notice there are five new starter page templates, tap each one and modify the content for each template and publish. Try from portrait and landscape mode. Does the page template behave as expected? Please be aware of known issues in 2012 and 2013 which are already in progress for a future release.
  3. 1953 Add a quote block to any post or page and verify the left border is visible in Dark Mode.
  4. 1964 Go to, copy the first part of the page (from Work With Us until the end of the Coming on board paragraph), paste into any post or page using the block editor, check that all blocks are created and the app does not crash. Try with the content of at least one other web page of your choice that has HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. including wrapped images.
  5. 13591 Create a new draft, back date it to publish in the past, check that the status line on the Post Settings > Publish screen says the post “was” published if the date is set to something in the past and make sure the past date in Post Settings shows “Scheduled” instead of “Published”.
  6. 13668 Set your site timezone to a timezone earlier than the device timezone (i.e. site timezone PST and device timezone EST or site timezone Denver and device timezone Melbourne), create a new post go to More > Post Settings and change the publish date (including the month), verify the date at the top right on the calendar reflects the date selected in the calendar, then in the Post Settings when you leave the calendar. Publish the post and verify the publish date remains correct.
  7. Various While in Dark Mode, browse various areas of the app and make sure the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. elements look correct. Areas to pay close attention to: Login, Stats, Search, Media Picker, Reader Comments.
  8. 13645 Go to Reader, search for a post and open it, change to landscape view, verify the search bar and the toolbar at the bottom of posts both extend to the full width of the landscape view. Verify both still look correct and work properly after switching back to portrait view.
  9. 13685 Go to any comment in Notifications or Reader or the Comments section, start a comment reply, use the arrow to expand the comment to full screen, tap @ to select another user from the same site, verify the user can be selected and that they receive a push notification as expected (note: they must have notifications settings turned on).
  10. 13665 Log in and verify you see that the “Send Email” option shows a tip about checking the spam/junk folder if needed, verify the login works as expected. Log out and complete the signup flow and verify the tip is shown in that flow and that signup is working normally.
  11. 11420 Test the signup, site creation, and login flows. Watch for any visual issues or blockers.

You can find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 14.5 and gutenberg-mobile 1.24.

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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