Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 14.7

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 14.7 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.
  • 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. 13812 Create a new post, tap Publish, change the post date to something in the past or future, change the visibility, add tags, tap “Publish Now”.
    1. Test in portrait and landscape.
    2. Try to break the flow.
    3. Update More > Post Settings and verify the changes are reflected in the Publish bottom sheet.
    4. Change the publish date more than once.
    5. Change the publish date when the device timezone is set to something very different from the site timezone.
    6. Test from a 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. site.
    7. Test from a Jetpack site.
    8. Test from a Self-hosted site.
    9. Verify all changes you make take effect once the post has been published.
  2. 1661 Create a new post, add the columns block, try to break it.
    1. Complete the columns block test cases.
    2. Make sure the final published content looks good when viewed in the Reader, View Site, and on desktop browsers.
  3. 18564 Create a post, add a column block, add new blocks using the appender in the block as well as using the (+) at bottom left and confirm both work independently as expected.
  4. 2114 Create a new page using the blog page template. Customize the page and publish it. Make sure it looks good in View Site, mobile web, and on desktop browsers.
  5. 2123 Start a new page and make sure you can see the page template picker buttons even when in landscape mode (you may need to dismiss the keyboard to see them depending on the device size).
  6. 2086 Create a new page, select a page template so you see the template preview, rotate the device while looking at a page template before applying it and then edit or rotate back and confirm the app does not crash..
  7. 13926 Go to My Site, select a site, verify the headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. title is “My Site”, select a different site, verify the header title stays as “My Site”.
  8. 13904 Log in using the “entering your site address” option from as many places you can find. Here are 3 examples:
    1. Log out, tap “Log in”, tap the “entering your site address” link text, confirm you are navigated to a screen that asks for the site address.
    2. Log out, tap “Log in”, tap “Continue with”, tap the “entering your site address” link text, confirm you are navigated to a screen that asks for the site address.
    3. Log in with any method, go to Switch Site > + > Add self-hosted site, confirm you are navigated to a screen that asks for the site address.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 14.7 and gutenberg-mobile 1.26. Test any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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 anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

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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