WordPress for Android version 16.3-rc-2 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.
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 WordPress.org 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. https://github.com/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.
- Stories: New feature for WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ and Jetpack sites: Use photos and videos to create engaging and tappable fullscreen slideshows. 
- Site Creation: Adds an option to pick a home page design when creating a WordPress.com site. 
- 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: Adding support for selecting different unit of value in Cover and Columns blocks. 
- Block Editor: Button block – Add link picker to the block settings. 
- Reader: introduced a Follow/Unfollow button in comments screen to follow a post conversation and get notified by e-mail. Not supported for self-hosted sites not Jetpack connected. 
What to Test
- 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. 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.
- Go to My Site, tap the plus button at bottom right, and create and publish some stories using photos and videos from your device or that you take while creating the story, text overlays, text styles, sound settings, reorder slides, etc. View the published story on your site and confirm it appears as expected. Confirm that you receive notifications for stories on WordPress.com and Jetpack 9.1+ sites. Also see the 13459 pull request.
- Go to My Site > + > Create WordPress.com site, select a design, verify preview works, tap “Choose”, go to My Site > Site Pages > Home, make changes to the placeholder content and update the page to make the changes go live. Verify the updated homepage looks good in the app and on the web.
- Create a new post, add cover, columns, and spacer blocks. For each block, change the units for any place you can find that affects the height or width. Publish the post and verify it looks as it should in the app and on the web.
- Create a new post, add a button block, tap the gear icon on the block to open block settings, add or modify the link and select the link settings you prefer. Publish the post and verify the link works correctly in the app and on the web.
- Go to Reader, tap the comment icon for any post with open comments, tap the “Follow conversation” link. Add new comments to the post from other accounts and verify you get a comment notification and email for each one.
- (Also looking for additional help testing this media uploads again) try uploading files to gallery, media & text, and video blocks using a self-hosted site.
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 16.3, gutenberg-mobile 1.42.
Where to Report
Please report bugs in GitHub at WordPress-Android or gutenberg-mobile (for block editor issues) if you are comfortable doing so or add a comment to this post if you have any questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report.
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! ❤️