Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 8.4

WordPress for iOS version 8.4 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. General improvements

  • Jetpack sites: Added support for browsing and activating themes.

2. Aztec Native Editor

We continue to improve the new native editor, the most notable fixes on this release are:

  • Images can now also be links
  • Fixed undo support for attachment edits
  • No longer dismissing upon draft update

You can view the entire list here.

3. Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 8.3

WordPress for iOS version 8.3 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. General improvements

  • Jetpack sites: Added support for custom roles

2. Aztec Native Editor

We continue to improve the new native editor, the most notable fixes on this release are:

  • HTML-mode is now formatted Calypso-style
  • Paragraph elements are now enforced for paragraphs without any style

You can view the entire list here.

3. Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing, #wpios

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 8.2

WordPress for iOS version 8.2 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. General improvements

  • Author filtering on post lists for Jetpack and self-hosted sites.
  • Ability to choose the size of uploaded videos.

2. Aztec Native Editor

We continue to improve the new native editor, the most notable fixes on this release are:

  • Lists and block quotes working great together.
  • Support for editing additional image attributes.
  • Simple undo support for all attachment modifications.

You can view the entire list here.

3. Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing, #wpios

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 8.0

WordPress for iOS version 8.0 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. Aztec Native Editor

This build brings the new Aztec editor to public beta. For a detailed list of features and fixes go here.

The more relevant improvements include:

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Video interaction now matches image interaction instead of playing videos right away
  • Undo and redo now properly work for attachment insertions
  • Added keyboard support for editing nested lists

Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing, #wpios

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 7.9

WordPress for iOS version 7.9 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test:

1. Aztec Native Editor

The new editor will be on public beta on version 8.0 of the iOS app, so on this release we are asking you to help us find any outstanding issues. If you want the full details take a look at the release notes.

Go ahead and make a post with it, add some images and videos, style it, etc. Let us know what you think, is there anything else you need to make the switch?

Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing, #wpios

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 iOS 7.8

WordPress for iOS version 7.8 beta is available for testing on TestFlight. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

1. Media Library

We’ve added a top-level Media Library section to WordPress for iOS for each site you manage, bringing it in line with WordPress for Android. Previously, you could only access the Media Library for a site when you inserted media in the editor.

Using the Media Library, you can view your media, search, edit metadata, delete items, and upload new items. Please take it for a spin and let us know what you think!

To access a site’s Media Library, simply tap the Media row on its details screen:

Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a lot of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. 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!

#beta, #ios, #needs-testing, #wpios

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 7.5

The WordPress for iOS 7.5 beta will be available for testing on TestFlight soon. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

1. Aztec Native Editor

You may have heard about the new editor that’s included (but hidden) in the WordPress app. Aztec has reached beta status and you’re being invited to test it out!

First step: Read about Aztec here. There are instructions on how to enable it.

Second step: Look at the release notes for Aztec to find out what works, doesn’t work. It’s a beta so there’s still work left to be done.

Third step: If you test with updating an existing post, you may wish to use a test site. While we’ve been working super hard to make a solid experience you could potentially lose formatting.

We’re keeping the testing scenarios pretty loose at this point:

  • Compose a new post.
  • Update an existing post.
  • Add images (video support coming).
  • Try formatting things and verify formatting isn’t lost after posting.

Feedback

Something not work right? Did the app crash? Please tell us if something that seems like it should work didn’t.

2. Post Slug editing

On a post you can now edit the post slug (the unique part of a post URL).

Testing steps:

  1. Create a new post.
  2. Tap the ellipsis button and then Options. Tap Slug near the bottom of the list.
  3. Edit the post slug and provide something different than the default. (currently the default is blank – we’re going to supply the standard text before 7.5 ships)
  4. Publish the post and verify the slug is what you provided.
  5. Also try editing the slug on an existing post (using a test post is suggested).

Feedback

Try and break this – leave it blank, put weird stuff in there, etc. Let us know what happens!

Several Bug Fixes & Improvements

There were a bunch of other improvements made in this release that aren’t being called out in this post. You can view the entire list here.

https://github.com/wordpress-mobile/WordPress-iOS/pulls?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=is%3Apr%20milestone%3A%227.5%20%E2%9D%84%EF%B8%8F%22%20

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!

#aztec, #beta, #ios, #needs-testing, #wpios

Call for Testing: WordPress for iOS 7.3

The WordPress for iOS 7.3 beta will be available for testing on TestFlight soon. Not part of the beta program yet? Please sign up for our TestFlight program to request to join as a beta tester.

What to Test

1. Publicize Improvements

If you tried the Publicize feature that came out in version 7.1 you’ll want to take a look at these improvements:

  • Fix a broken publicize connection from the editor’s post options.
  • Switch back to the default publicize message (post title & URL) by deleting the custom message.
  • Tap the whole line (not just the toggle) to toggle a connection on or off.

To test:

  1. In your site’s Sharing section, connect to at least one sharing service.
  2. Bonus: Break the publicize connection (for example, by deactivating the social media account you connected — you might want to use a test social media account for this!).
  3. Create a new post.
  4. Open the post options.
  5. If you broke your publicize connection in step 2, tap the error symbol to fix the connection.
  6. Set a custom publicize message.
  7. Remove the custom publicize message.
  8. Tap anywhere on an individual sharing connection to enable/disable it.
  9. Publish the post and confirm the default publicize message (your post’s title and URL) was used.

Feedback:

  • Did the three improvements work as expected? Please report anything that didn’t work or other parts of the Publicize feature that you still have trouble with.
  • Flow Challenge: Were you able to fix a broken publicize connection and return to your task smoothly? What happens if you change your mind in the middle of the process? Please report any point where you get stuck or can’t find your way back to the post you’re working on.

(Related Github pull requests: Reconnect a broken connection, Switch back to default message, Toggle behavior.)

2. Recent Sites

You can now find your most recently used sites at the top of your site list (under My Sites > Switch Site), if you have more than 11 sites in the app.

 

Feedback:

  • If you have 11 sites or fewer, does the recent sites section appear? (It shouldn’t appear unless you have more than 11 sites.)
  • If you have more than 11 sites, do your recent sites appear in the order you most recently used them in the app?

(Related Github pull request.)

3. WordPress.com Site Icons in My Sites

Site icons for public WordPress.com sites will now appear in the site list and the site details on the My Sites tab. (Previously, only a site icon placeholder appeared there.)

To test:

  1. Add a site icon to a WordPress.com site (from the site’s general settings or customizer).
  2. In the app, open the My Sites tab.
    1. Check your site list and confirm the site icon appears next to the site in the list.
    2. Open the site details and confirm the site icon appears next to the site title/URL at the top of the screen.

Feedback:

  • Please report any issues with the site icon not appearing next to a public WordPress.com site, either in the site list or on the site’s details (dashboard) screen.
  • Bonus: Try removing the site icon as well as adding it, and confirm the app updates the site icon in both cases.

(Related Github pull request.)

4. Sharing to WhatsApp and Telegram

You can now share posts to WhatsApp and Telegram, using the sharing buttons on the post:

  1. Install and set up WhatsApp and Telegram on your device.
  2. Open the Reader in the WordPress app.
  3. Find a post that has the WhatsApp and/or Telegram sharing buttons enabled.
  4. Tap on “Visit” under the post in the Reader list view.
  5. Scroll down to the sharing buttons under the post.
  6. Tap on the WhatsApp and/or Telegram buttons to share the post.

Feedback:

  • Please report any errors or unexpected results when you share the post to WhatsApp or Telegram.
  • Testing Challenge: Can you find the other ways to share a post from the Reader? Test those out and confirm sharing works as expected in each place.

(Related Github pull request.)

Bugs & Feedback

Did you find a bug or come up with a feature request while testing? You can discuss it here, report it using the TestFlight feedback link, or head straight to the iOS Github repository and open a new issue.

Thanks for testing!

#beta, #ios, #needs-testing, #wpios