Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.5

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.5 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.

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
  • Full-width and wide alignment support for Columns (#2919)
  • Added move to top/bottom when long pressing on respective block movers (#2872)
  • Image block – Add link picker to the block settings and enhance link settings with auto-hide options (#2841)
  • Cross-post suggestions are now available by typing the + character (or long-pressing the toolbar button labelled with an @-symbol) in a post on a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. site (#15139)
  • Fix button link setting, rel link will not be overwritten if modified by the user (#2894)
New User Experience (NUX) & SIGNUP
  • Choose a Domain will now return more options in the search results, sort the results to have exact matches first, and let you know if no exact matches were found. (#15482)
PAGES/ Posts List
  • Page List: Adds duplicate page functionality (#15515)
Reader
  • Selected filters now persist while in app.(#15594)
Comments
  • In the Comments view, overly-large twemoji are sized the same as Apple’s emoji. (#15503)
Bug Fixes and Adjustments
  • Invite People: add link to user roles definition web page. (#15530)

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.5gutenberg-mobile 1.44

Test Setup

  • 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.

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Page Duplication – please try to include all the Block Editor changes above!
  2. Dogfooding – After reading the list of changes (especially the Block Editor, Site Creation and Reader notes), create content and use our features! Discover new blogs in the Reader and follow/unfollow topics you are interested in. Share everything you think is worth sharing. Opinions, ideas, frustrations, likes….leave it all in the comments! Please read over all the release notes above and find ways to naturally flow through these changes in the app.

This block contains unexpected or invalid content.Attempt Block RecoveryYou can also check out all of the updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.4gutenberg-mobile 1.43

Where to Report

Please report bugs 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/ 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! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.4


WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.4 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.

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
  • New Block: File [#2835]
  • Fix Gallery block uploads when the editor is closed. [#15457]
POSTS LIST
  • Adds duplicate post functionality [#15460]
READER
  • Added ‘P2s’ stream. [#15442]
  • Removes gray tint from site icons that contain transparency (located in Reader > Settings > Followed sites). [#15474]
  • [internal] Removed unused Reader files. Should be no functional changes. [#15414]
COMMENTS
  • For DotCom and Jetpack sites, you can now subscribe to comments by tapping the “Follow conversation” button in the Comments view. [#15424]
BUG FIXES AND ADJUSTMENTS
  • Prologue: updates site address button to say “Enter your existing site address” to reduce confusion with site creation actions. [#15481]
  • Add a new P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. default site icon to replace the generic default site icon. [#15430]
  • Added shadow to thumbnail cells on Site Creation and Page Creation design pickers to add better contrast [#15418]
  • Adjusted the search box background color in dark mode on Choose a domain screen to be full width. [#15419]

Test Setup

  • 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.

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Reader, Comment Following and Duplicate Posts.
  2. Dogfooding – After reading the list of changes (especially the Block Editor, Site Creation and Reader notes), create content and use our features! Discover new blogs in the Reader and follow/unfollow topics you are interested in. Share everything you think is worth sharing. Opinions, ideas, frustrations, likes….leave it all in the comments! Please read over all the release notes above and find ways to naturally flow through these changes in the app.

You can also check out all of the updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.4gutenberg-mobile 1.43

Where to Report

Please report bugs 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/ 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! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#16-4, #ios, #wordpress-mobile, #wpios

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.3

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.3 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.

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
    • Adding support for selecting different unit of value in Cover and Columns blocks [#26161]
    • Button block – Add link picker to the block settings [#26206]
    • Fix theme colors syncing with the editor [#26821]
  • Site Creation
    • Adds an option to pick a home page design when creating a 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/ site. [multiple PRs]
  • Removed newReaderNavigation feature flag
    • There should be no functional changes, so just smoke test the Reader and all the filters to ensure they behave as expected.
      Note: there is an existing issue with unsaving posts from the Saved filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output.. [#15382]
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where `tel:` and `mailto:` links weren’t launching actions in the webview found in Reader > post > more > Visit. [#15310]
    • Reader bug fix: tapping a telephone, sms or email link in a detail post in Reader will now respond with the correct action. [#15307]
    • My Site > Settings > Start Over. Correcting a translation error in the detailed instructions on the Start Over view. [#15358]

Test Setup

  • 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.

What Testing is Most Needed

  1. Site Creation 🙏 please see Release Notes and many linked PRs above.
  2. Reader – smoke testing, general use and navigation.
  3. Dogfooding – After reading the list of changes (especially the Block Editor, Site Creation and Reader notes), create content and use our features! Discover new blogs in the Reader and follow/unfollow topics you are interested in. Share everything you think is worth sharing. Opinions, ideas, frustrations, likes….leave it all in the comments!

You can also check out all of the updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.3gutenberg-mobile 1.42

Where to Report

Please report bugs 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/ 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.

/hat tip @meaghanthompson for providing the Release Notes and Most Needed Testing sections.

Thanks for testing! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 16.3

WordPress for Android version 16.3-rc-2 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.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight 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/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • Stories: New feature for 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/ and Jetpack sites: Use photos and videos to create engaging and tappable fullscreen slideshows. [13459]
  • Site Creation: Adds an option to pick a home page design when creating a WordPress.com site. [13409]
  • 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: Adding support for selecting different unit of value in Cover and Columns blocks. [26161]
  • Block Editor: Button block – Add link picker to the block settings. [26206]
  • Reader: introduced a Follow/Unfollow button in comments screen to follow a post conversation and get notified by e-mail. Not supported for self-hosted sites not Jetpack connected. [13473]

What to Test

To prepare:

  • 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.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. Go to My Site, tap the plus button at bottom right, and create and publish some stories using photos and videos from your device or that you take while creating the story, text overlays, text styles, sound settings, reorder slides, etc. View the published story on your site and confirm it appears as expected. Confirm that you receive notifications for stories on WordPress.com and Jetpack 9.1+ sites. Also see the 13459 pull request.
  2. Go to My Site > + > Create WordPress.com site, select a design, verify preview works, tap “Choose”, go to My Site > Site Pages > Home, make changes to the placeholder content and update the page to make the changes go live. Verify the updated homepage looks good in the app and on the web.
  3. Create a new post, add cover, columns, and spacer blocks. For each block, change the units for any place you can find that affects the height or width. Publish the post and verify it looks as it should in the app and on the web.
  4. Create a new post, add a button block, tap the gear icon on the block to open block settings, add or modify the link and select the link settings you prefer. Publish the post and verify the link works correctly in the app and on the web.
  5. Go to Reader, tap the comment icon for any post with open comments, tap the “Follow conversation” link. Add new comments to the post from other accounts and verify you get a comment notification and email for each one.
  6. (Also looking for additional help testing this media uploads again) try uploading files to gallery, media & text, and video blocks using a self-hosted site.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 16.3gutenberg-mobile 1.42.

Where to Report

Please report bugs in GitHub at WordPress-Android 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! ❤️

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#16-3, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.2

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.2 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.

Release Notes

  • Jetpack Settings Section – Added quick and easy access for all the Jetpack features (Stats, Activity Log, Jetpack and Settings) [#15287]
  • Support contact email: fixed issue that prevented non-alpha characters from being entered. [#15210]
  • Support contact information prompt: fixed issue that could cause the app to crash when entering email address. [#15210]
  • Fixed an issue where comments viewed in the Reader would always be italicized. (#15259)

Release notes source: WordPress-iOS/RELEASE-NOTES.txt
Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.2gutenberg-mobile 1.41

Test Setup:

  • 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 to Test

  • General use of the app – Create/ Edit and Delete content, use the Reader, Discover new blogs and like/comment on posts!
  • Jetpack Settings section on a site with Jetpack installed

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on 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/ for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

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! 

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#16-2, #call-for-testing, #ios, #mobile, #wordpress-for-ios, #wordpress-mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 16.2

WordPress for Android version 16.2-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.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight 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/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

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: Faster editor start and overall operation. [2780]
  • Block Editor: Enable multiple upload support for Image block. [2530]
  • Posts List: fixed bug that prevented showing the Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. of a post for pure self-hosted sites. [13323]
  • Media picker: New media picker is now used in all the places where the user selects any kind of file (featured image, site icon, user icon, in posts or media library) except stories. [13368]

What to Test

To prepare:

  • 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.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. Go to My Site and open existing posts and pages as well as create new ones and expect things to look and feel faster. Try from an older device if you have one. Try testing a post with a lot of content (5,000+ words for example).
  2. Go to My Site > + and create a new post or page with an image block. Try adding multiple images at once after selecting the “Choose from device” option. Expect images to be inserted as separate image blocks. Test from different site types such as 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/ Simple, WordPress.com Business, Jetpack, and self-hosted.
  3. Test uploading files to the gallery, media & text, and video blocks to ensure there are no regressions.
  4. Start with a self-hosted site on httpHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands., add a featured image, publish the post, verify you can see the featured image on the My Site > Blog Posts screen. Check that the post appears as expected in previews, on the web, and in the Reader.
  5. Test as many media picker scenarios you can think of using “Choose from device” such as adding a featured image, site icon, user icon, image-related blocks in the editor, and the media library.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 16.2gutenberg-mobile 1.41.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

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! ❤️

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#16-2, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 16.1

WordPress for Android version 16.1-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.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight 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/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

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: Adds new option to select from a variety of predefined page templates when creating a new page for a GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ site. [multiple PRs]

What to Test

To prepare:

  • 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.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. Go to My Site > + > Site page. Expect to see a “Choose a Layout” modal (aka Starter Page Template or Modal Layout Picker), try previewing, selecting, modifying, and publishing different layouts. Verify the published post looks good in Editor previews, the Reader, and on the web. Test from different types of sites if possible: 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/, Jetpack, and self-hosted sites. Test with dark and light mode.
  2. Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor and temporarily disable the block editor for new posts. Try to create a new page and verify the “Choose a Layout” modal is not shown.
  3. Test some general flows for the app such publishing posts with images and adding featured images to a post using the “Choose from device” option.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 16.0, gutenberg-mobile 1.39.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

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! ❤️

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#16-1, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.1

WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.1 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.

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: Adds new option to select from a variety of predefined page templates when creating a new page for a GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ site. #15138
  • The “Floating Action Button” now appears on the list of posts and pages for quick and convenient creation. #15149
  • Fixed an issue that was causing the refresh control to show up on top of the list of sites. #15136

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.1gutenberg-mobile 1.40.

Test Setup:

  • 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.

What to Test

  • Create pages using the new layout picker, using either the pink plus sign or the Pages button to create. Tell us what you think!

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on 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/ for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

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! 

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Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 16.0


WordPress for iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. version 16.0 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.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile channel on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight 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/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

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: Full-width and wide alignment support for Video, Latest-posts, Gallery, Media & text, and Pullquote block. #2605
  • Block Editor: Fix unsupported block bottom sheet is triggered when device is rotated. #2710
  • Block Editor: Unsupported Block Editor: Fixed issue when cannot view or interact with the classic block on Jetpack site. #2709
  • Reader: The new redesigned Reader detail shows your post as beautiful as ever. And if you add a featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. it would be twice as beautiful! [#15107]
  • Reader: Select interests is now displayed under the Discover tab. [#15097]
  • Reader: The reader now displays site recommendations in the Discover feed [#15116]

What to Test

To prepare:

  • 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.

To test:

  1. Block Editor #2605#2710#2709
    • Make a post and a page using: Video, Latest-posts, Gallery, Media & text, and Pullquote blocks. Try them and all widths and alignments. View on Reader, on mobile and web.
    • Try doing all of that on a different device, different light/ dark setting or different screen rotation than you normally do. Let us know what you tried!
  2. Reader #15107#15097#15116
    • View featured images in Reader.
    • Open posts with and without featured images.
    • Delete all your followed interests and use the Discover tab to find new ones.
    • Spend some time using the reader for yourself. Follow things that interest you. Read posts that intrigue you. Navigate around the Reader tabs. Use a different device or screen orientation. Is there anything that happened or didn’t happen that you expected? Is there an action you had to learn because what you wanted to do wasn’t permitted? Please throw a comment on here about any time you thought “Hmm that’s funny” or “Oh, that’s how I have to do it” or anything similar.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-iOS 16.0gutenberg-mobile 1.39.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-iOS on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or anything at all you’re not sure how to report in GitHub or want to discuss.

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! 

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#16-0

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 16.0

WordPress for Android version 16.0-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.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight 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/ and open an issue—please see “Where to Report” below.

Release Notes

  • Reader: The new redesigned Reader detail shows your post as beautiful as ever. And if you add a featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. it would be twice as beautiful! [13151]
  • Reader: Allow users to access Reader even when they do not follow any tags/topics. [13146]
  • 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: Full-width and wide alignment support for Video, Latest-posts, Gallery, Media & text, and Pullquote block. [2605]
  • Block Editor: Fix unsupported block bottom sheet is triggered when device is rotated. [2710]
  • Block Editor: Unsupported Block Editor: Fixed issue when cannot view or interact with the classic block on Jetpack site. [2709]
  • Stats: Added the possibility to report and unreport a referrer as spam. [13047]

What to Test

To prepare:

  • 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.
  • Switch to Dark Theme when testing Android 9.0+ devices for this release. On the device, go to Settings > Display > Advanced > Device theme and choose “Dark”.
  • If you are comfortable testing in a language other than English, please test in that language.

To test:

  1. View individual posts in the Reader from a variety of different types of sites (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/, WordPress.com Business, Jetpack, self-hosted, non-WP) and confirm that the actions in the overflow menu (top right) are working properly (browser, share, follow, block this site, report this post) as well as the options in the headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. (tags, post title, site name, author) and the actions in the bottom bar (bookmark, reblog, comments, likes). Try scrolling quickly. Check that featured images appear as expected. Verify you can read and leave comments. Test in light and dark mode.
  2. Go to Reader > Discover and confirm you see a “Get Started” option if you are not following any tabs or if your account is brand new. Verify that you can follow new tags and also remove them.
  3. Create a new site, add blocks for video, latest posts, gallery, media & text and pullquote then change each one to use full-width and wide alignment and verify the posts appear as expected in the editor, web, and Reader.
  4. On the web, create a post that contains an unsupported block (i.e. audio), rotate the device, expect that a bottom sheet will NOT appear.
  5. On the web, create a post with a classic block on a Jetpack site. In the app, open the post and try to edit the classic block using the unsupported block editor.
  6. Using a site that has referrer traffic, go to Stats > Years > Referrers > long press > Mark/Unmark as spam. These actions should work the same way they do on the web.

Updates that went into this release: WordPress-Android 16.0, gutenberg-mobile 1.39.

Where to Report

  • WordPress-Android on GitHub for non-block-editor issues.
  • gutenberg-mobile on GitHub for block editor issues.
  • This post for questions, feedback, or issues you’re not sure how to report in GitHub.

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! ❤️

+make.wordpress.org/test/

#16-0, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile