Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.7

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.7 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 channel 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

  • Your Reader experience can now be tailored just for you — with a new Discover feed reflecting your chosen interests. 
  • 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. settings in the Block Editor now immediately reflect any changes made in the menu sliders.
  • Improved signup and login experience — both with directing the user on the steps and connecting a self-hosted site. 
  • There is also a brand new way to login with the iCloud Keychain feature — a password manager that remembers your accounts and passwords. 
  • Don’t miss anything! You can now follow conversations on P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at sites. 
  • We have also reduced memory usage when marking up an image, so media editing won’t cause a crash.   

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:

Note: some types of login require that you have a free account.
  1. 14742 Follow the login flow, try every option you can think of to break the flow and make note if anything in the flow is unclear. The login buttons are now Continue with and Enter your site address, each leading to the new flow. Select Continue with and verify the Get Started view is displayed. Select Enter your site address and verify the Site Address view is displayed.
  2. #14845#14831#14825#14817, Test social login for connected and unconnected accounts, a password manager (like 1Password), social login, magic link. Enter an email that is not connected to a WP account and ensure you are prompted to create an account.
  3. #14770 Login using iCloud keychain credentials for an account that does not have 2FA enabled.
  4. #14842 Tap Reader, then Discover. You should see posts related to the tags you follow. Remove all tags you follow and Tap Reader, Select Discover, Select Interests. You should see posts related to the topics you selected (along with suggested topics).
  5. #14759 Ensure stats are updating as expected, especially when switching between sites.
  6. #2286 Create a new post, add blocks with sliders in the settings (spacer, button, etc), verify that changes to slider settings for blocks are immediately reflected and saved when you leave and return to the settings.
  7. #14806 Open the comments on any P2 post in Reader and tap “Follow conversation” or “Following conversation”. Use multiple accounts to verify that following and unfollowing work as expected.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 15.6 and gutenberg-mobile 1.35.

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!

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