Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.0

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.0 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: Full-width and wide alignment support for Video, Latest-posts, Gallery, Media & text, and Pullquote block. #2605
  • Block Editor: Fix unsupported block bottom sheet is triggered when device is rotated. #2710
  • Block Editor: Unsupported Block Editor: Fixed issue when cannot view or interact with the classic block on Jetpack site. #2709
  • Reader: The new redesigned Reader detail shows your post as beautiful as ever. And if you add a 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. it would be twice as beautiful! [#15107]
  • Reader: Select interests is now displayed under the Discover tab. [#15097]
  • Reader: The reader now displays site recommendations in the Discover feed [#15116]

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. Block Editor #2605#2710#2709
    • Make a post and a page using: Video, Latest-posts, Gallery, Media & text, and Pullquote blocks. Try them and all widths and alignments. View on Reader, on mobile and web.
    • Try doing all of that on a different device, different light/ dark setting or different screen rotation than you normally do. Let us know what you tried!
  2. Reader #15107#15097#15116
    • View featured images in Reader.
    • Open posts with and without featured images.
    • Delete all your followed interests and use the Discover tab to find new ones.
    • Spend some time using the reader for yourself. Follow things that interest you. Read posts that intrigue you. Navigate around the Reader tabs. Use a different device or screen orientation. Is there anything that happened or didn’t happen that you expected? Is there an action you had to learn because what you wanted to do wasn’t permitted? Please throw a comment on here about any time you thought “Hmm that’s funny” or “Oh, that’s how I have to do it” or anything similar.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.0gutenberg-mobile 1.39.

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!