Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.8

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.8 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

  • Support for full-width and wide alignment for the Group, Cover, and Image blocks (with support for more blocks to come).
  • Love rounded corners on your images? We’ve also added support for the Rounded style in the Image 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..
  • Some people may have experienced a misbehaving toolbar when adding a new block, but we’ve fixed this issue.
  • We also noticed that in Image Preview, images were not positioned correctly after changing device orientation, but this has been addressed, too.

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. Full width / wide alignment options. For the first iteration, it will support only some blocks: GroupCover, and Image block. Check all alignment options for the supported blocks.. View changes on Reader.
  2. Edit an image and choose ‘Rounded’. Undo/ Redo. View on Reader. Try with different file types and image sizes.
  3. With the cursor in an empty block, tap the return key until the screen fills up and block is at the bottom of the screen. Toolbar should not have a gap between it and keyboard, should look the same as when you hit enter in an article with a single or few paragraph blocks.
  4. Preview an image in Reader or in the Media feature in different orientations and verify it remains in the same location.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 15.8gutenberg-mobile 1.38.

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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