Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 18.9

WordPress for Android version 18.9-rc-1 is available for testing on the 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. channel. You can ask to join the Beta Program at Android App Testing on Google Play. Once you have been accepted, click the “Become a Tester” button at the same link.

Release Notes

  • 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: Enables color customization for specific text within a Paragraph block. [4175]
  • Block editor: Update Gallery Block to default to the new format and auto-convert old galleries to the new format. [4315]
  • Reader: added a comment snippet below the post content; follow the conversation from there, then go to full comments to like and get involved. [15705]
  • Added new About screen where one can rate and share the app, visit our Twitter profile and blog, view other apps, and more. [15631]
  • Block editor: Fixed an issue causing the editor to load indefinitely when sharing text from other apps or reblogging a post [15697]
  • Block editor: Fix undo/redo functionality in links when applying text format. [4290]
  • Block editor: Preformatted block: Fix an issue where the background color is not showing up for standard themes. [4292]

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Embed media from various sources using the Embed block.
  2. 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!
  3. Set up blogging reminders, and try blogging consistently for a while. Report any issues you find, including with blogging reminders themselves!

Test Setup

  • Go to Account > App Settings > Privacy settings and turn on the “Collect information” and “Crash reports” options.
  • 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.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 18.9 and gutenberg-mobile 1.68.

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-Android or gutenberg-mobile (for block editor issues) if you are comfortable doing so. 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.

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