Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.4

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 17.4 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?

  • A new author can be chosen for Posts and Pages on multi-author sites. #16281
  • Enabled approving login authentication requests via push notification while the app is in the foreground. #16484
  • The “Follow Other Sites” Quick Start Tour now highlights Reader Search #16461
  • Added pull-to-refresh to the My Site screen when a user has no sites. #16490

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 17.4gutenberg-mobile 1.53

What Testing is Most Needed:

If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

  • Login flows – all
  • Multi-Author Sites – Test ideas and setup tips in the PR
    • If the app’s logged in user’s role is downgraded, leftover state (e.g. previously downloaded users) may remain, resulting in failures of the tests. It’s recommended to test user role changes by going from lowest up, or by wiping the app state clean each time.
    • Self-hosted sites: the user role must be Administrator to use this feature.
    • sites: Administrator and Editor roles should be able to use this feature.
    • Please look for regressions in the other items in the “Publish” section of the Post / Page Settings view
  • My Site screen
    • Regression test for potential layout issues in the My Site screen
    • Log in with a user with no sites or create a new user but don’t create a site. You should see the empty My Site screen.
    • Log into the web with the same user and create a site.
      • Come back to the app and pull to refresh. You should now see your new site.
      • Delete that site in the app, and check that you’re taken back to the My Site screen afterwards.

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!