Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.5

WordPress for iOS version 10.5 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

  • Editor: more updates for Gutenberg compatibility

2. General Improvements

  • Several improvements to the UI

3. Bug Fixes

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 10.5

WordPress for Android version 10.5-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

  • Users can now easily discard local changes to a post in the editor.

2. General Improvements

  • A bunch of UI tweaks, accessibility improvements and bug fixes

3. Bug Fixes

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress Android application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Next Steps for Gutenberg Mobile

We want to share a quick update of what we have been up to with Gutenberg, and what’s next.

Since the last update, we have been learning more about Gutenberg and React Native and spent some time improving the interoperability of our current editors with Gutenberg. We’ve also planned an initial roadmap to a first prototype about 3 months from now.

This first version is not meant to be very useful for users, but we’ll have a good foundation to build upon that includes the main Gutenberg components, and we’re hoping it will help us uncover any potential roadblocks early. We’ve organized the work into four milestones:

M1: RichText component, Parser, Unsupported block

The app can show the blocks that are supported, showing the unsupported block for the rest. We support the paragraph, code, and more blocks, and you can edit the text but not change the style. You  can rearrange blocks using up/down buttons.

We’ll look into loading and saving the editor contents. We expect this to be easy and ship it in this milestone, we want to learn about it early even if if it’s not, but it might be postponed to a future milestone.

M2: Toolbar, Inserter

This introduces a basic toolbar and with it comes styling support. You can now add basic styling to a paragraph and we support the heading block.  You can add any of the supported blocks to the editor.

M3: Inspector

This milestone introduces the a inspector view where you can modify attributes for existing blocks. We’ll also do some initial research on what needs to happen so a new block is created when you press enter, and an empty block deleted when you press backspace.

M4: Media

This milestone will add initial support for media. The editor will be able to display existing image blocks and modify their properties. You will also be able to replace the existing image with a different one, but it won’t be uploaded anywhere.

You can follow along on the Gutenberg and gutenberg-mobile Github repos, and if you have any questions or want to get involved, you can discuss here or find us in the #core-editor and #mobile rooms in WordPress.org Slack.

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.4

WordPress for iOS version 10.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

  • Activity Log! You can now see all that has been going on with your site.

2. General Improvements

  • Editor: Improved handling of Gutenberg posts
  • Animated Gif support has been expanded in Reader and Media Picker.
  • Notifications: Ping-back notifications moderation management has been improved
  • A bunch of UI tweaks, accessibility improvements and bug fixes

3. Bug Fixes

  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.3

WordPress for iOS version 10.3 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. What’s new

  • Reader: Searching now works with sites as well as posts

2. General Improvements

  • Editor: Improved handling of Gutenberg posts
  • Reader: Instructions are displayed the first time posts are saved for later in Reader
  • Notifications: Ping-back notifications moderation management has been improved
  • Several small UI tweaks

3. Bug Fixes

  • Share Extension: Several bug fixes
  • There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.2

WordPress for iOS version 10.2 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • You can now save posts in the Reader: just tap the bookmark icon on a post, and you’ll be able to find it later in your Saved Posts list. You can even read the text of your saved posts if you’re offline!Please note that images aren’t guaranteed to be available offline in this initial release and that Saved Posts is currently a device-specific feature, which means that saved posts aren’t synced between devices or the web, and will be lost if you log out or uninstall the app.

2. General Improvements

  • Support for displaying GIF images has gained some additional improvements
  • Customer support system has been moved to a different service

3. Several Bug Fixes

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for testing: WordPress for iOS 10.1

WordPress for iOS version 10.1 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • Never miss a credit: a default caption with credits is now generated when uploading stock photos.
  • Manage your notifications: an improved settings management has been implemented.

2. General Improvements

  • Support for displaying GIF images has been improved.
  • The buttons in the comments action bar on notifications now match Calypso’s ordering.
  • Blog list can now be refreshed by pulling
  • Some small layout improvements for accessibility
  • Better captioning of Publish button when scheduling a post

3. Several Bug Fixes

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 10.0

WordPress for iOS version 10.0 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • When importing files into a post in the editor you can now select many different types of file, including PDFs to Word documents.

2. Bug Fixes

  • Improve error message for Jetpack connection errors
  • Allow composing posts when offline by preventing the error message to appear countinuously
  • Fix issue where the WPNoResultsView would be misaligned after rotation.

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 9.9

WordPress for iOS version 9.9 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • Free Stock Photos are now available in the App!
  • Spotlight now indexes key sections of the App!
  • Setting up Jetpack within the app now allows a new WP.com account to be created at the same time.
  • Enabled multiple selection in the document picker.

2. Bug Fixes

  • Signup Epilogue: Some small UI fixes.

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 9.8

WordPress for iOS version 9.8 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. New Features

  • Uploads are now asynchronous!
  • Pages that fail to upload will now be marked red.
  • The input field for writing comments can now grow up to 5 lines.

2. Several Bug Fixes

  • Post tags no longer drop a shadow.
  • Resolved some refreshing issues when creating Categories.
  • Jetpack: Resolved some layout issues during setup.
  • Reader now loads with the correct locale.
  • iPad: Tapping on a notification properly launches the App and shows it.
  • Notifications: Tapping on a post notification takes you to the reader.
  • Editor: Posts are initialized as Draft instead of Published.
  • My Profile: Ampersands in names are now properly displayed.

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. For the main WordPress iOS application you can view the entire list here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile WordPress.org Slack room, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!