Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 16.5

WordPress for Android version 16.5-rc-1 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 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: Cross-post suggestions are now available by typing the + character (or long-pressing the toolbar button labelled with an @-symbol) in a post on a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at site. [13184]
  • Block Editor: Image block – Add link picker to the block settings and enhance link settings with auto-hide options. [2841]
  • Block Editor: Add move to top/bottom when long pressing on respective block movers. [2872]
  • Block Editor: Full-width and wide alignment support for Columns. [2919]
  • Block Editor: Fix button link setting, rel link will not be overwritten if modified by the user. [2894]
  • Activity Log: Add support for Date Range and Activity Type filters. [13268]
  • Page List: Add duplicate page functionality. [13607]

What to Test

To prepare:

  • 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.

To test:

  1. 13184 While editing a post on a P2, add any RichText-based block and either type a + character at the beginning of the block or after a space or long-press the @ button on the format bar and select “Crosspost” from the bottom sheet. Try it with no internet connection. Try it with a non-P2 site. Publish the post and verify the x-post works correctly in the app and on the web.
  2. 2841 Create a post and add some images. Add links to the images both by pasting a URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL from the clipboard and by searching for content on the site and linking to that. Verify that the “Open in new tab” and “Link Rel” settings are not shown unless a link is present.
  3. 2894 Create a post and add a button block with a link, modify the “Link Rel” setting, toggle the “Open in new tab” setting, and verify the modified “Link Rel” setting isn’t overwritten.
  4. 2872 Open a post with a lot of blocks in it. Long-press the mover buttons to move blocks to the top or bottom of the post.
  5. 2919 Create a new post and add a few different columns blocks and some paragraph blocks. Make some of the columns wide-width and some full-width. Publish the post and verify it appears as expected on the web.
  6. 13268 On a Jetpack site, go to My Site > Activity, filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. by date and activity type, interact with some the activities to see if they do what you would expect.
  7. 13607 Go to My Site > Pages, tap the overflow menu (three dots) for any page, tap Duplicate, make a few changes to the title and/or content, publish the page, verify the page looks correct in the app and on the web. Try with draft and published pages. Try using pages with local changes or conflicts.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 16.5gutenberg-mobile 1.44.

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! ❤️

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