Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.2

WordPress for Android version 15.2-rc-1 is available for testing on the 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. 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-15.2-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, 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 WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • Fixes tons of rendering issues in Reader post detail by changing the technical solution (shared CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. file).
  • 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: Display content metrics information (blocks, words, characters count).
  • Block Editor: Adds editor support for theme defined colors and theme defined gradients on cover and button blocks.
  • Block Editor: Add support allowing Cover Block video uploads to complete after the editor has closed and upload completion while re-opening the editor.
  • Fix crash when WordPress APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. response has an empty body.

What to Test

To prepare:

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy settings and turn on the “Collect information” and “Crash reports” options.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices for this release. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. 12213 View posts in the Reader that include gallery, tiled gallery, video, and YouTube blocks and make sure the rendered content looks good.
  2. 12191 Open the editor for any post with a lot of content in different blocks, go to the 3-dot menu > Content info, and verify you can see the correct block, word, and character count. Verify the counts match what shows on the web.
  3. 22493 Customize the gradient type and angle in button and cover blocks and verify the selected settings show up correctly in the editor, web, and Reader.
  4. 12207 Close and re-open a post with an ongoing video or image upload and verify the upload works reliably.
  5. 1607 Try to crash the app by opening/closing the editor quickly or opening the editor as quickly as possible after logging in.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 15.2 and gutenberg-mobile 1.31, specifically any that you are able to and that aren’t already represented above.

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, iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. 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 may not 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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