Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.7

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.7 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

Site Creation
  • Adds the option to choose between mobile, tablet or desktop thumbnails and previews in the home page design picker when creating a An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. 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. site [#15688]
  • Enables dot blog subdomains for each site design. [#15736]
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! 🎉 🎶 Audio 🎶 [#2854, #3070]
  • Add support for setting heading anchors [#2947]
  • Disable Unsupported Block Editor for Reusable blocks [#3067]
  • Add proper handling for single use blocks such as the more block [#3042]
  • Fix issue with uploading media after exiting the editor multiple times [#15656].
  • New All Time Widgets to display the All Time Stats on your iPhone/iPad home screen. [#15771, #15794]
  • Fixed an issue where the options in post details did not match those on post cards. [#15778]
  • Site 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. in Reader: show unseen post count. [#15581]
  • Post card and post details: added ability to mark a followed post as seen/unseen. [#15638, #15645, #15676]

Please Make Sure You Are Testing the Correct Build

Not part of the internal beta program yet? Check out the details in the Field Guide on how to join.

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.7gutenberg-mobile 1.46

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. Audio Block – Get creative!
  2. New All Time widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. – please note this is not an update to existing widgets, you have to manually add the new widget.

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!