Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.0

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 17.0 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

  • We updated the app’s design, with fresh new headers throughout and a new site switcher in My Site. [#15750]
  • My Site area has a new headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. style at the top and a new site picker. The site list is no longer the top level of the My Site tab, instead it’s the currently selected site.
  • 🎊 Notifications: Enabled the new view milestone notifications [#16144] 🎊
  • Added a thumbnail device mode selector in the page layout, and use a default setting based on the current device. [#16019]
  • Comments can now be filtered by status (All, Pending, Approved, Trashed, or Spam). [#15955, #16110]
  • fixed an issue that caused unfollowing external sites to fail. [#16060]
  • Fixed an issue where password text on Post Settings was showing as black in dark mode. [#15768]
  • Stats: fixed an issue where an error was displayed for Latest Post Summary if the site had no posts. [#16074]
  • Updated Zendesk to latest version. Should be no functional changes. [#16051]

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 17.0gutenberg-mobile 1.49

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Please spend time using the app as our beloved users would. Multiple sessions over a couple days, start and stop in the middle of a post, edit/schedule a post, create a new page, create a story post, find other content in the reader….anything you can think of!

Test Setup

  • Sign up for our TestFlight program by opening that link on your iPhone or iPad.
  • 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 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 to enable the block editor for new posts.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

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!