Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.9

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.9 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

READER
  • Added related posts to the bottom of reader posts [#16004]
  • We redesigned the recommended topics section of Discover [#15979]
  • Added a way to discover new topics from the Manage Topics view [#15984]
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
  • The classic editor will no longer be available for new posts soon, but this won’t affect editing any existing posts or pages. Users should consider switching over to the Block Editor now. [#16008]
NEW USER EXPERIENCE (NUX)
  • Adds helper UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. to Choose a Domain screen to provide a hint of what a domain is. [#15962]
  • Filterable categories to the site design picker when creating a 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/ site, and includes single-page site designs [#15933]
P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.
  • P2 users can create and share group invite links via the Invite Person screen under the People Management feature. [#16005]

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.9gutenberg-mobile 1.48

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: please read the changes above and use the Reader. Like, follow, block, comment, discover new content….anything you think of!
  2. P2: try out the new Invite Person feature! To get started testing, set up your own external p2!

Where to Report

Please report bugs in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ 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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