Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.7

WordPress for Android version 15.7-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-15.7-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

  • Reader: Introduced a new Discover tab tailored for each user.
  • 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: New block: Pullquote.
  • Block Editor: Block settings now immediately reflect changes from menu sliders.
  • Reader: Added “(un)follow” button to the site and topic detail screens.

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. 12028 Go to Reader > Discover and test all the actions on post cards (follow, share, visit, like, save, etc). Try to break the Discover screen… “load more items”, pull to refresh, navigation, etc.
  2. 12026 Go to Reader, open any screen with a list of posts, test all the actions on post cards (follow, share, visit, like, save, etc).
  3. 12027 Find and try to break the “select interest/topic” screen in the Reader, which is shown when you open reader with a new account or when you don’t follow any tags on your existing account.
  4. 12849 Go to the Reader and test the follow/unfollow button on the site and topic detail screens.
  5. 2585 Create a new post, add the pullquote block, try to break it. Verify the placeholder text “Write Quote…” and “Write Citation…” appears normally.
  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.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 15.7 and gutenberg-mobile 1.36.

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. 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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