Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.3

WordPress for Android version 15.3-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-15.3-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 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

  • 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: Adds Copy, Cut, Paste, and Duplicate functionality to blocks
  • Improve wording for confirmation dialogs when trashing posts

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:

  • Block Editor – copy/cut/paste/duplicate blocks (#12384, GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. #2311):
    • Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Copy. Add a new paragraph. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Paste and confirm your copied block is pasted.
    • Cut: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Cut. Confirm the block disappears. Add a Group block. Tap on the + button to bring up the inserter. Confirm Copied block is the first item in the menu. Tap on Copied block. Confirm your copied block is pasted into the Group block.
    • Duplicate: Copy/Paste: Create a new post, add a block, and customize it e.g. add text/image. Tap on the three dots button (bottom right of the block). Tap on Duplicate. Confirm your block is duplicated.
  • Trashing posts (#12350):
    • Post with local changes: Open a published post in the app, make changes that are saved, and close the post without “updating” the published post. Observe that the post list entry for the post states that it has “Local changes.” Tap More -> TrashTrash Trash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days. for that post. Confirm that a confirmation dialog appears that includes the word “also” (“Trashing this post will also discard local changes …”). Tap Ok. Confirm the post is trashed.
    • Post with unsaved changes: Open a published post on the web, make changes to it, preview the post (to insure it autosaves), and close the post without “updating” the published post. Find the post in the app. Observe that the post list entry for the post states “You’ve made unsaved changes to this post.” Tap More -> Trash for that post. Observe that a confirmation dialog appears stating that “Trashing this post will also discard unsaved changes, are you sure you want to continue?” Tap “Cancel.” Confirm that the post is not trashed. Tap More -> Trash for that post. Tap “Ok” this time when the confirmation dialog appears. Confirm the post is trashed.
    • “Normal” post: Find a post that does not have either unsaved or local changes. Tap More -> Trash for that post. Confirm that there is not a confirmation dialog and the post is immediately trashed.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 15.3 and gutenberg-mobile 1.32, 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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