Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.3

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 17.3 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.

What’s New?

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
  • Block Editor: New Block: Search Block [#3210]
  • Block Editor: The media upload options of the Image, Video and Gallery block automatically opens when the respective block is inserted. [#2700]
  • Block Editor: The media upload options of the File and Audio block automatically opens when the respective block is inserted. [#3399]
  • Block Editor: Remove visual feedback from non-interactive bottom-sheet cell sections [#3404]
  • Comments can be filtered to show the most recent unreplied comments from other users. [#16215]
  • Fixed issue where users could not leave the username selection screen due to styling issues. [#16380]
  • Fixed issue where restoring a post left the restored post in the published list even though it has been converted to a draft. [#16358]
  • Fixed translation issues for templates fetched on the page creation design selection screen. [#16404]
  • Fixed translation issue for the Choose button on the template preview in the site creation flow. [#16404]
  • Fixed issue where trashing a post converted it to Classic content. [#16367]
  • Fixed the background color of search fields. [#16365]
  • Fixed the navigation bar color in dark mode. [#16348]
  • Fixed issue where deleting a post and selecting undo would sometimes convert the content to the classic editor. [#16342]

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 17.3gutenberg-mobile 1.52

What Testing is Most Needed:

From the PRThe Search block returns results from the titles and the bodies of posts and pages, and from media titles, alt text, file names, and single image captions. It will not return results from widgets, comments, categories, gallery captions or other text, or tags.
Also, note that the search results will display posts with the matching term in the post title in reverse-chronological order. Then, it will display posts with the matching term in the post body in reverse-chronological order. So for example, if you have just published a post about Michigan titled “This Weekend,” and you also have an older post titled “Michigan,” searching for ‘Michigan’ will display that older post, with Michigan in the title, at the top of the list.

  • Please create posts and pages with the following blocks, adding/deleting/updating and moving them around:
    – Image
    – Video
    – Gallery
    – File
    ⭐️ Please try these in light and dark, old posts and new, in any languages you are comfortable in ⭐️
  • Try the new Unreplied comments 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., interact with the contents of that tab and check all other Comments tabs for regressions.

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 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.

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!