Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 15.9

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 15.9 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

  • 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:
    • On Jetpack connected sites, Unsupported Block Editor can be enabled via enabling Jetpack SSO setting directly from within the missing block alert. #14880
    • Add support for selecting user’s post when configuring the link #2484
    • Increase tap-target of primary action on unsupported blocks. #2608
  • Fixed an issue that caused page editor to become an invisible overlay. #15012 and #14674
  • Fixed issue that caused duplicate views to be displayed when requesting a login link. #14975
  • Reader: Fixed an issue that resulted in no action when tapping a link with an anchor. #15027

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. There is a new flow for adding a link! Try it out!
  2. Open GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. mobile editor and add an unsupported block. Try to click on unsupported block surface and the options sheet should be presented.
  3. Move the app to the background with the editor open. Bring it back to the foreground and verify everything looks as it should.
  4. On the password login, tap the login link button. After you see “Check your email”, go back. Verify you can tap the button again.
  5. On the password login, repeatedly tap the login link button and verify “Check your email” is only displayed once.
  6. Open a post that has anchors to other areas in the same post, example: and scroll to the anchor. Tap on it and you should be brought to the location in the post for that anchor.
  7. Open a post with a link to a post with an anchor in the reader, example URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org and tap on the link. If it’s a post you should be directed to the post in the app, and sent to the anchor once the post loads

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 15.9gutenberg-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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