Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 17.7

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 17.7 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?

  • Blogging Reminders! Choose which days you’d like to be reminded and we’ll send a prompt for you to blog. [multiple PRs]
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
  • New Block! Layout grid [#3513]
  • Tablet view fixes for inserter button [#3602]
  • Tweaks to the badge component’s styling, including change of background color and reduced padding [#3642]
  • You can now subscribe to conversations by email from Reader lists and articles [#16599]
  • Self hosted sites that do not use Jetpack can now manage (install, uninstall, activate, and deactivate) their plugins [#16675]
  • Upgraded Zendesk SDK to 5.3.0

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 17.7gutenberg-mobile 1.56

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 like we hope our users do. ❤️
  • Blogging Reminders
    • On an existing site, navigate to Site Settings > Blogging Reminders and follow the prompts
    • Create a new site, publish your first post and follow the Blogging Reminders prompts
    • After setting them, change them > what reminders did you get?
    • Do the whole flow! Set a reminder for a day that is not today. When the reminder comes, blog and publish!
    • Disable notifications after setting reminders, log out and make sure the notifications you scheduled do not arrive, log back in > are the reminders back? Should they be? Wdyt?
  • Block Editor
  • Reader:
    • Follow a conversation from the Reader post card menu, and the Reader post detail menu (they are powered by the same code).
      • Confirm you can follow and unfollow successfully.
      • Confirm the correct notice is shown after following/unfollowing
      • Confirm that the correct status is shown on the web. The easiest way was to see if the “Follow/Following” button on a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at post shows the correct status.
      • Change status on the web. Refresh the reader post list in the app. Confirm the menu shows the correct status.

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!