Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.4 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

  • 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: Media editing support in Media & Text block.
  • Block Editor: New block: Social Icons.
  • Fixes issue where the new page editor wouldn’t always show when selected from the “My Site” page on iOS versions 12.4 and below.
  • Block Editor: Cover block placeholder is updated to allow users to start the block with a background color.

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. 2426 Create a new post or page, add a Media & Text block, add an image and some text, tap the image to reveal the image edit icon, tap the image again to see a fullscreen preview, exit preview, tap the image edit icon, edit the image in various ways, make sure the preview updates correctly. Add another Media & Text block with content and tap the cog to edit the block settings and turn on the “Crop image to fill entire column” option. Publish the post and verify the blocks show up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web (also see testing steps on the issue).
  2. 2361 Create a new post or page, add a Social Icons block, try to break it, publish and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web. Test in light and dark mode (also see additional testing steps).
  3. 14484 Using iOS 12.4 or below, verify tapping the FAB (floating action button) on the My Site page opens a page editor. Verify the “Site Page” option is not available when logged in as Author or Contributor roles (ref).
  4. 2488 Create a new post or page, add a Cover block, add a background image and some text, publish the post and verify the block shows up correctly in the editor previews, app previews (View Site), Reader, and on the web.

If you are able to complete the entire list above, please continue testing by looking at all the related PRs targeting WordPress-iOS 15.4 and gutenberg-mobile 1.33, 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. If you verify a known issue, please leave a comment noting the app and device info you tested with!
  • 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. 👍
  • Please do not include full Activity Logs which include tokens. Activity Logs can be very helpful for debugging but you should only include them if you have removed tokens as those should not be shared publicly. You can find the logs at Account > Help & Support > Application log.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#15-4, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile