Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.6

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 17.6 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?

  • Reader Post details: now shows a summary of Likes for the post. Tapping it displays the full list of Likes. [#16628]
  • Disables the ability to open the editor for Post Pages [#16369]
  • Site Pages: when setting a parent, placeholder text is now displayed for pages with blank titles. [#16661]
  • Fixed login error for The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. sites to show inline. [#16614]
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a crash when moderating Comments. [#16645]
  • Fixed notice overlapping the ActionSheet that displays the Site Icon controls. [#16579]
  • Fixed notice overlapping the ActionSheet that displays the QuickStart Removal. [#16609]
  • Fixed notice overlapping the ActionSheet that displays the More Actions in the Editor. [#16658]

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 17.6gutenberg-mobile 1.55

What Testing is Most Needed:

  • If you can effectively test in a language other than English, please test in that language. 🌍️
  • Follow any of the steps below, but the fact that it’s listed here means we already thought of it, so most importantly, get creative and find the things we didn’t think of!! 🤔
  • Bonus points: try using VoiceOver for any of the following!
  • Please use it in the wild. Please create pages and posts on different site types with different themes and include the WP apps in your life. ❤️
  • Quick Start:
    • Create a new site and follow Quick Start guidance. Verify it follows the order correctly and behaves as expected. Notice that the toasts/messages from Quick Start no longer overlap needed buttons!
  • Posts/ Pages:
    • Similar to dotCom behaviour, we disabled the ability to open the editor for Post pages. Provided a tooltip to see a similar message.
    • Please create, edit and update Post pages for different sites. View in Reader and on web.
    • After creating pages with titles and pages with no titles, go to Site Pages, click the three-dots menu on one of the site pages, and tap Set Parent. Verify that the results make sense to you and placeholders (only) appear where there were no titles.
  • Reader:
    • Like and view from the Reader
    • Remove a like and view original post and detail view to confirm it’s no longer there
    • Follow the Reader tests in the smoke testing link below

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!