Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.4 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.

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
  • New Block: File [#2835]
  • Fix Gallery block uploads when the editor is closed. [#15457]
  • Adds duplicate post functionality [#15460]
  • Added ‘P2s’ stream. [#15442]
  • Removes gray tint from site icons that contain transparency (located in Reader > Settings > Followed sites). [#15474]
  • [internal] Removed unused Reader files. Should be no functional changes. [#15414]
  • For DotCom and Jetpack sites, you can now subscribe to comments by tapping the “Follow conversation” button in the Comments view. [#15424]
  • Prologue: updates site address button to say “Enter your existing site address” to reduce confusion with site creation actions. [#15481]
  • Add a new P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at default site icon to replace the generic default site icon. [#15430]
  • Added shadow to thumbnail cells on Site Creation and Page Creation design pickers to add better contrast [#15418]
  • Adjusted the search box background color in dark mode on Choose a domain screen to be full width. [#15419]

Test Setup

  • 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.

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Reader, Comment Following and Duplicate Posts.
  2. Dogfooding – After reading the list of changes (especially the Block Editor, Site Creation and Reader notes), create content and use our features! Discover new blogs in the Reader and follow/unfollow topics you are interested in. Share everything you think is worth sharing. Opinions, ideas, frustrations, likes….leave it all in the comments! Please read over all the release notes above and find ways to naturally flow through these changes in the app.

You can also check out all of the updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.4gutenberg-mobile 1.43

Where to Report

Please report bugs in 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. at WordPress-iOS 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!

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