Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 12.9

WordPress for Android version 12.9-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. Request 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 come up with a feature request while testing, you can comment here, or ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

What to Test

  1. From the Reader or from the My Site > Comments > Comment Detail screen, use the expand/collapse icon to expand the view when editing a comment. (10140)
  2. Block editor: add a video block to a post and try to break it. (1150)
  3. Block editor: on the web, create a group block as described at 1206 or use the sample content noted in 1209 then open the post in the app and make sure no content is lost.

You can more details about updates to version 12.9 in the related PRs targeting 12.9 and 1.9.

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.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-9, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 12.8

WordPress for Android version 12.8-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. Request 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 come up with a feature request while testing, you can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

What to Test

  1. Using 12.8-rc-1 or later, go to Me > App Settings > Use Block Editor to enable Gutenberg Mobile for testing on new posts. Posts created using Gutenberg on the web should open in Gutenberg on the app regardless of what is selected in App Settings.
  2. Widgets for All-time, Today, Weekly Stats are now available for your device home screen. (10122)
  3. Block editor: Open the editor (a new post or existing post), select the Post Title field, delete any existing title content, and paste some text inside the empty Post Title. Check that pasting works as expected. Press Enter and check that it creates a new block and that gets focus as expected. (16116)
  4. Under My Sites > Stats in the Posts and Pages, Authors, Tags and Categories sections, a percentage bar has been added to graphically show the impact of each item. (10073)
  5. On a site using Jetpack, go to My Sites > Blog Posts and tap the search button. Try different searches and confirm that the search results work as expected. (10023)

Find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting 12.8 and 1.8.

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.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-8, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 12.7

WordPress for Android version 12.7-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. Request 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 come up with a feature request while testing, you can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

What to Test

  1. Using 12.7-rc-1 or later, go to Me > App Settings > Use Block Editor to enable Gutenberg Mobile for testing on new posts. Posts created using Gutenberg on the web should open in Gutenberg on the app regardless of what is selected in App Settings.
  2. Turn on airplane mode, create a local draft, turn off airplane mode, check to make sure an upload post system notification appears. (9956)
  3. Create a post with title + content, tap overflow menu > Save as draft, press Up button (arrow) before the upload finishes, make sure the app doesn’t create two drafts. (10009)
  4. Follow “Test Steps” in WordPress/pull/9783 to see that there is no scroll bleed on the themes screen. (9783)
  5. Block Editor: press Enter repeatedly on the Post Title, there should not be any keyboard flickering. (1076)
  6. Block Editor: add a quote block and try to break it. (207)
  7. Block Editor: add a more block and try to break it. (859)
  8. Block Editor: create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Lists, Separator, Page Break, Quote, More) and check that each one works as expected.

Find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting 12.7 and 1.7.

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.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-7, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 12.6

WordPress for Android version 12.6-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel. Request 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 come up with a feature request while testing, you can discuss it here, ping one of us in the #mobile room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight GitHub and open an issue—please see Where to Report below.

What to Test

  1. Using 12.6-rc-1 or later, go to Me > App Settings > Use Block Editor to enable Gutenberg Mobile for testing on new posts. Posts created using Gutenberg on the web should open in Gutenberg on the app regardless of what is selected in App Settings.
  2. Create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Lists, Separator, Page Break) and check that each one works as expected.
  3. On the web, add a block with invalid content—or use this sample content—then open the post in the app and verify blocks with invalid content say “Problem displaying block”. (1021)
  4. Create and publish a new post with a link set to “Open in New Tab” in the block editor. Close and re-open the link settings and verify the setting is still correct. (1030)
  5. Go offline, create a local draft, go online, verify local drafts have been updated. (9902)

Find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting 12.6 and 1.6.

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.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-6, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 12.5

WordPress for Android version 12.5-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

Bugs & Feedback

If 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 room on WordPress.org Slack, or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Release Notes

  • Better offline support: local drafts are now automatically pushed to the server when going back online.
  • In Stats Overview, the current day difference is grey when the value is not yet final.
  • In Post Stats, you can now navigate to a Post by clicking on the title.

What to Test

  1. Create a local draft and make sure it auto-uploads. (9774)
  2. Stats: current/unfinished day should be grey. (9761)
  3. Stats: tap the post title on the post detail screen to open it. (9759)
  4. Gutenberg Mobile (1.5)
    1. Go to Me > App Settings > Use Block Editor to enable Gutenberg Mobile for testing on new posts. Posts created using Gutenberg on the web should open in Gutenberg on the app regardless of what is selected in App Settings.
    2. Create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Lists, Separator, Page Break) and check that each one works as expected.
    3. Add an image with a centered caption that contains rich text such as bold, italic, link, and strikethrough. (941)

Find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting 12.5 and 1.5.

Thanks for testing! ❤️

#12-5, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 12.4

WordPress for Android version 12.4-rc-2 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

Release Notes

  • The blog posts list screen has been updated: posts are now displayed in different tabs based on their status, you can filter posts by their author and toggle to a compact view.
  • In the Stats Insights screen, you can now select the most relevant stats by tapping the “Edit” button.
  • In the reader, audio files embedded in post can now be played.
  • App download size is now much smaller.

What to Test

  1. Blog Posts List:
    • Go to My Site > Blog Posts. Notice there are separate sections (Published, Draft, Scheduled, Trash) with only the relevant posts in each section. (Main PR #9233)
    • Swipe or tap to change tabs and notice the New Post button in the bottom right is visible only on the first two tabs + there is a fadeIn/out animation for the button.
    • Change a post’s status and confirm it moves to the correct tab.
    • Trash a post and confirm it’s removed from its current tab; undo trashing the post (from the snackbar notice) and confirm it reappears on the same tab where it was before. (PR #9588)
    • On a multi-user site, confirm that an author selector appears next to the tabs and you can switch between posts by Me and Everyone, with the correct posts appearing according to the selected filter. (PR #9484)
    • On a site with no blog posts, confirm the expected messages appear about the empty screen and call to action. (PR #9287)
  2. Stats Insights:
    • Go to My Site > Stats > Insights. If needed, follow the instructions on-screen to install Jetpack to enable the stats feature.
    • Scroll to the bottom of the insights screen and select “Edit.” Confirm a “Manage insights” screen appears to let you customize what stats appear on the Insights tab. Add/remove/reorder items and confirm the changes appear on the Insights tab as expected. (PR #9501)
    • On the Insights tab, next to each Insights block title, tap on the 3-dot menu to reorder or remove the block. (PR #9047)
  3. Audio in the Reader:
    • Go to Reader and find a post with an audio file embedded in it. (If you follow sites in the Reader, you can publish a post with audio on a site you follow to see it appear at the top of your Followed Sites list.) Ensure embedded audio plays when tapped.

Find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting 12.4.

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 room on WordPress.org Slack, report or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

#12-4, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 12.3

WordPress for Android version 12.3-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta channel.

Release Notes

  • Better sharing: You can now share entire sites from the Reader, not just posts.
  • Better Stats: Insights includes a new “This Year” section, and stats have better RTL support.
  • Fixes: Issues with missing posts in the Reader and site icons that didn’t updating properly when switching sites have been resolved.

What to Test

  1. Go to Reader, tap on a site, use the share icon at top right. (9517)
  2. Go to My Site > Sharing > Twitter, add a few Twitter accounts, add other services, disconnect/reconnect. (9629)
  3. Go to Stats > Insights, scroll to “This Year”, check that data matches the web view. (9636)
  4. Change device language to something RTL, check that headings in Comments/Followers is aligned to the right, and check that Posts & Pages and post detail views look correct. (9597)
  5. Reader gaps are tricky to test, check the instructions in the PR. (9670)
  6. Go to My Site > Site Icon and add/change/remove, switch sites and repeat, create a new site and repeat. (9632)

Find all other changes/fixes and details in the related PRs targeting 12.3.

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 room on WordPress.org Slack, report or head straight to the Android GitHub repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

#12-3, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for testing: WordPress for Android 9.5

WordPress for Android version 9.5-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and comment here or join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers. (Note: If you see a message that the beta testing program is full, you’ll need to wait for space to open up before you can join the beta. Thanks for your interest!)

What to Test:

SignUp/Site Creation

This has been fully revamped. If feeling in the mood to checking this out,  please check logging in, creating a new user / site, and all different paths you can think of.

Jetpack Plugin directory browser / search

This is also a newly added feature, accessible through Site -> Plugins.

Related master issue here:

https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android/pull/7207

Jetpack speed up settings

There are two options with descriptions. One is to load images lazily and the second to server images from our servers. Both have been added to the “General” tab. Settings are only visible on Jetpack version >= 5.8

To test:

  • Log in with site connected to Jetpack with version >= 5.8
  • Go to site settings
  • Click on “Speed up your site”
  • See 2 new settings with description
    • Both are clickable and are saved when clicked

Original GH issue https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-Android/pull/7256

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? Did you try the additional flow testing? You can discuss it here, report it using the “Enter feedback about the app” form in the Google Play Store, or head straight to the Android Github repository and open a new issue.

Thank you for testing!

#android, #beta, #needs-testing, #wpandroid

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 7.6

WordPress for Android version 7.6-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and comment here or join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers. (Note: If you see a message that the beta testing program is full, you’ll need to wait for space to open up before you can join the beta. Thanks for your interest!)

What to Test:

New: Unified Media Browser Picker

Your site’s media library (the Media section) has an improved UI (see here), and now it’s been unified as per the work done here. Check it out and let us know if you find any problems!

New on Aztec

This new build uses the Aztec editor latest version (what’s Aztec?) by default, which now has the following improvements:

  • <pre> tag with with white-space formatting support
  • Changing heading type for multiple headings bug fix
  • Disappearing context menu during image upload fix
  • Paragraphs disappearing while deleting fix
  • Toolbar buttons selected state style change
  • Now you can add images from the new WordPress media library
  • Fixed a bug when it wasn’t possible to save an empty draft

More details on the work in Aztec included in this version of WordPress for Android can be found here.

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? Did you try the additional flow testing? You can discuss it here, report it using the “Enter feedback about the app” form in the Google Play Store, or head straight to the Android Github repository and open a new issue.

Thank you for testing!

#android, #beta, #needs-testing, #wpandroid

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 6.5

WordPress for Android version 6.5-rc-1 has been released in the Google Play Store. You can join the beta from the Google Play Store on your device (under “Become a beta tester”), and comment here or join the Google Plus beta community for more discussion with other testers. (Note: If you see a message that the beta testing program is full, you’ll need to wait for space to open up before you can join the beta. Thanks for your interest!)

What to Test:

New: New oEmbed Support

The app now supports more oEmbeds, including:

  • Kickstarter
  • Reddit
  • Twitter Moments
  • Facebook News

To Test:

  1. Create a new post with some text.
  2. Copy a link from one of the sources above.
  3. Paste the link on a new line in the post.
  4. Publish the post.
  5. The source content should automatically embed in your post.

Note: We’re currently investigating an issue where the embed is sometimes not created if the link is added to the first line of the post. For now, adding at least one line of text before the link (as in the screenshot below) will avoid this known issue.

Feedback:

  • Does your content embed as expected? If not, what is the link you tried to embed and/or the a link to the post where the embed didn’t work?
  • How did you feel while publishing the post?
  • Bonus: Try getting the source link using a variety of methods: copying the URL from a browser’s address bar, sharing from an app, using a “Share” button in a browser, etc. Do all of those links embed as expected?

(Related Github issue and pull request.)

New: Recent Sites in the Site Picker

If you have more than 15 sites, the site picker now shows your four most recent sites at the top of the list. The recent sites section only appears if at least 15 sites are unhidden (showing in the site list), and doesn’t appear in search mode.

 

To Test:

  1. Make sure you have at least 15 sites showing in the site picker (the site list that appears when you select “Switch Site” under your site in the app).
  2. If needed, use the 3-dot menu in the top right to unhide sites so that at least 15 appear, or use the + sign to create new sites.
  3. Select a site from the list.
  4. Select “Switch Site” to go back to the list. Your last selection should appear at the top of the list.
  5. Repeat with several other sites, and confirm that the most recent sites appear at the top of the list as expected.

Feedback:

  • Did the list of recent sites work as expected? Did it show up anywhere unexpected, or not show up when you were expecting it?
  • Describe how it felt to have your most recent sites at the top of the list. Did it help you find the site you were looking for when switching sites?
  • Please report any issues with the list of recent sites.

(Related Github issue and pull request.)

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? Did you try the additional flow testing? You can discuss it here, report it using the “Enter feedback about the app” form in the Google Play Store, or head straight to the Android Github repository and open a new issue.

Thank you for testing!

#android, #beta, #needs-testing, #wpandroid