Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 14.9

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 14.9 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.

Release Notes

  • Streamlined navigation: now there are fewer and better organized tabs, posting shortcuts and more, so you can find what you need fast.
  • My Site: the “Add Posts and Pages” features has been moved. There is a new “Floating Action Button” in “My Site” that lets you create a new post or page without having to navigate to another screen.
  • My Site: the “Me” section has been moved. There is a new button on the top right of “My Site” that lets you access the “Me” section from there.
  • Reader: revamped 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. with a tab bar that lets you quickly switch between sections, and filtering and settings panes to easily access and manage your favorite content.
  • You can now draw on images to annotate them using the Edit image feature in the post editor.
  • Support the superscript and subscript 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. formatting on the 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 and Classic Editor.
  • Block editor: Support for the pullquote block.
  • Block editor: Fix the icons and buttons in Gallery, Paragraph, List and MediaText block on RTL mode.
  • Block editor: Update page templates to use new blocks.
  • Block editor: Fix a crash when uploading new videos on a video block.

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 Block 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. 13320 Go to My Site and verify you can create and publish a new post and a new page using the new Floating Action Button (“+” at bottom right). Test from all three types of sites: 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., Jetpack, Self-hosted. Test in light and dark mode and verify the colors look correct.
  2. 14029 With a fresh install of the app, verify you can see a tool tip that says “Create a post or page” for the for the Floating Action Button (“+” at bottom right).
  3. 14090 Verify the “Create a post or page” tooltip for the Floating Action Button is hidden after five times navigating away and back from the My Site screen.
  4. 13319 Smoke test the “Me” (account profile) section which is now available at the top right of the “My Site” screen when the site picker is not active.
  5. 13582 Go to Reader > Manage (gear icon near top right) and verify you can add and remove tags and follow and unfollow sites. Verify the no results views look correct and work as expected. Test from a login, from a self-hosted only login, and while logged out.
  6. 13580 Go to the Reader and verify the tabs at the top display the expected content. The default tabs are called: Following, Discover, Likes, and Saved. You should see teams and list after that (note: lists are now deprecated but will still display if you had setup any in the past).
  7. 13581 Go to Reader > Following for an account where you have followed several tags and sites, try out different filtered views and verify you can see the correct filtered view.
  8. 14093 Create a new post, add an image block, add an image, tap the edit icon at the top right of the image, and test the drawing feature using the icon that looks like a pen at the top. Verify that the drawing tool works, undo/redo work in the same session, the changes are saved on exit, and that the changes made appear both in the draft and in the published post.
  9. 2226 Create a new post, add some text, go to More (three dots at top right) > Switch to HTML Mode, add some text, add tags for superscript and subscript around some of the text, go to More > Switch to Visual Mode and verify you can interact with the text and that it looks correct once published in View Site, the web, and the Reader.
  10. 21930 Create a new post, add a pullquote block, and try to break it.
  11. 2096 Create a post or open an existing post that contains buttons with colors, make changes to the button text and background colors using the app, publish or update the post, verify the colors appear correctly in the editor, previews, View Site, Reader, and the web.
  12. 2179 Create a new page, apply the “About” Page template, scroll through to ensure the content is using the blocks described here. Repeat the test for the “Blog” and “Services” page templates.
  13. 2205 Create a new post, add a video block, and verify each upload option works correctly. Publish the post and verify the content looks correct in the editor, previews, View Site, the web, Reader, and reblogs.
  14. 21502 Switch the device to an RTL language, verify the icons and buttons in Gallery, Paragraph, List, and Media Text blocks match with the screenshots showing in 21502.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 14.9 and gutenberg-mobile 1.28, specifically 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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