Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.2

WordPress for Android version 13.2-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta 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.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.2-rc-1-universal.apk from here.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, 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

To prepare:

  • Create test accounts at LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Twitter for testing Sharing connections.
  • Have an Author or Subscriber user role setup for at least one test site.
  • Add some files to a WordPress.com test site and click to download them while logged out to generate some stats for testing the new File Downloads section in Stats.
  • Set up a Jetpack site for testing if you don’t already have one. You can use jurassic.ninja to quickly create a Jetpack testing site.
  • Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.

To test:

  1. 10362 Go to My Site and make sure the new quick action buttons work. Check that tapping on Site Name or URL opens site preview. Log in to a test site as an author or subscriber role and note that the Pages button is not there.
  2. 10378 Go to My Site > Sharing and connect a LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Twitter account then make sure sharing works as expected. If you already had any connected, disconnect and reconnect them.
  3. 10276 Go to My Site > Blog Posts, select Everyone in the author filter, check that both list view and cards view (icon at top right) show an author name. Select Me in the author filter and check that the author name is not shown.
  4. 10411 From a WordPress.com site, go to My Site > Stats > Days/Weeks/Months/Years and scroll until you see the File Downloads card. Does everything look good? Are the numbers correct? Repeat the test from a Jetpack site and check that the File Downloads card is not there.
  5. 10425 Go to Profile and check that the following notice appears, “Notification Settings can now be found in the Notifications tab.” Find the Notification Settings in the Notifications tab and make sure they work as expected.
  6. 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.

You can find more details about all of the updates for this release in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.2 and gutenberg-mobile 1.11.

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! ❤️

#13-2, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.1

WordPress for Android version 13.1-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta 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.

To test with an apk, you can download wpandroid-13.1-rc-1-universal.apk from here.

Bugs & Feedback

If you find a bug or want to share a feature request after testing, you can comment on this post, 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

To prepare:

  1. Have a publicly accessible Facebook page available, or create one, to use for testing.
  2. Go to My Site > Settings > Use Block Editor to enable the block editor for new posts.

To test:

  1. Go to View Site or My Site > Blog Posts > View to preview content and use the icon at bottom right to change to a desktop view and back again. (10326)
  2. Go to My Site > Sharing > Facebook > Connect and add a published Facebook page. (10376)
  3. Block Editor: create and publish post using all of the available blocks (Paragraph, Heading, Image, Video, Lists, Separator, Page Break, Quote, More) and check that each one works as expected.

You can more details about updates to version 13.1 in the related PRs targeting WordPress-Android 13.1 and gutenberg-mobile 1.10.

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! ❤️

#13-1, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

Call for Testing: WordPress for Android 13.0

WordPress for Android version 13.0-rc-1 is available for testing on the Beta 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, 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.

Noteworthy: this release contains an update to how the block editor is auto-enabled in the app—it has moved from an app-wide setting in your profile to a per-site setting in site settings.

What to Test

  1. Delete the app, do a fresh install, tap “Log in”, tap “Help” at top right and verify the app does not crash. (10302)
  2. Go to My Sites > Settings and observe the “Use block editor” setting is disabled. Open any post containing blocks. Go to My Sites > Settings and observe the “Use block editor” setting is now enabled. (10254)
  3. Go to My Sites > Settings and disable the “Use block editor” setting. Close and re-open the app. Switch sites. Switch back. Check to make sure the classic editor opens for the site where “Use block editor” was disabled when creating a new post or editing a post created with the classic editor. (10254)
  4. Try to break the “Use block editor” setting. Does it do anything you did not expect? (10254)
  5. Start a new post in the block editor. Open an existing post or draft that has content already, tap on the title, tap the + icon at bottom left, check that an “Add Block Here” indicator is shown. (1219)
  6. Open a post, select the post title, add any “non-text” block (imagevideomoreseparator, or page break), and make sure the cursor is no longer active in the post title. (1231)
  7. Open a post that has an image block in it, add a caption, select caption text and add formatting (i.e. bold), verify the image caption remains horizontally centered. (1243, gutenberg/16722)
  8. Go to Sites > Switch Site, click on the + button at top right, enter a site address and verify an error is only shown if you have not typed anything for at least 2 seconds and that the Next button is only enabled if the URL is valid. (10255)
  9. Log out, tap “Log in”, tap “Login by entering your site address”, enter a self-hosted site address and verify an error is only shown if you have not typed anything for at least 2 seconds and that the Next button is only enabled if the URL is valid. (10255)
  10. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack and toggle the setting on. Go to Stats and explore. Is anything broken? (10274, 10277)
  11. Browse through various screens from the app and look for any colors different from Color Studio v2.0.0 colors. (10283)

You can more details about updates to version 13.0 in the related PRs targeting 13.0.

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! ❤️

#13-0, #android, #call-for-testing, #mobile

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