Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 19.9

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 19.9 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.

Test Setup

  • Make sure you are using the latest beta noted in the title of this post. You can check your app version by going to My Site > Profile (top right) > Help & Support > Version or by looking at the version number in the TestFlight app.
  • 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.

What’s New?

BLOCK EDITOR
  • Add drag & drop blocks feature [4832]
  • Cover Block: Improve color contrast between background and text [4808]
QUICK START
  • We are now showing a different set of Quick Start tasks for existing sites and new sites. The existing sites checklist includes new tours such as: “Check your notifications” and “Upload photos or videos”. [18395, 18412, 18443, 18471]
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
  • Block Editor: Gallery block: Fix broken “Link To” settings and add “Image Size” settings [4841]
  • Block Editor: Unsupported Block Editor: Prevent WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ tour banner from displaying. [4820]
  • Widgets: we fixed an issue where text appeared flipped in rtl languages [18567]
  • Site Creation: we fixed an issue where the navigation buttons were not scaling when large fonts were selected on the device [18559]
  • Site Settings: we fixed an issue that prevented the site title to be updated when it changed in Site Settings [18543]
  • Media Picker: Fixed an issue where the empty state view was being displayed incorrectly. [18471]

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt. Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 19.9.

Instructions for Reporting Issues

  • If you find a problem with any of the blocks in the block editor, please search the gutenberg-mobile issues and leave a new comment if it has already been reported or create a new issue if you cannot find a previous report.
  • If you find a problem with any part of the app other than blocks in the block editor, please search the WordPress-iOS issues and leave a comment it has already been reported or create a new issue if you cannot find a previous report.
  • If you’re not sure where to report or if something is a bug, please comment on this post.
  • Please always note the app version and device info you tested with!
  • In GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/, a bot may 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! 

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