Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 15.8

WordPress for Android version 15.8-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-15.8-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: Now displaying preview images for more posts, even when no feature image is set.
  • Improved AppBar and Site Picker designs have been updated.
  • 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: Full-width and wide alignment support for Group, Cover, and Image blocks.
  • Block Editor: Add support for rounded style in Image block.
  • Block Editor: Fixed a case where adding a block made the toolbar jump.

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. 12895 Open the Reader, follow several sites with a variety of posts containing images, look for posts with image blocks but no featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. set, confirm images are showing up as expected for a variety of posts.
  2. 12933 Browse as many scrollable screens in the app as possible, expect to see content go behind the headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes.—in light mode this will make a shadow appear below the header and in dark mode its color will get lighter. Look for screens you might not normally thing to test, i.e. search results, app settings, etc. Test in light and dark mode.
  3. 2559 Start a new post, add a cover block, set the alignment to full-width, add another cover block, give it wide alignment, publish, verify the post looks as expected in the editor, previews, Reader, and on the web. Repeat the test for the image and group blocks. Test from a tablet if you’ve got one. Additional testing steps are available for reference.
  4. 2591 Using the editor, add an image block to any post, select “Rounded” in the image settings, publish, verify the post looks as expected in the editor, previews, Reader, and on the web.
  5. 24573 Create a new post, hit Enter in the paragraph block many times, expect the spacing between the keyboard and toolbar to stay the same even when the screen fills up.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 15.8 and gutenberg-mobile 1.37.

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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